QB Josh Rosen (Photo by Steve Cheng)

UCLA Shuts Out Oregon State, 41-0

Nov. 7 -- Behind a sterling defensive performance and two touchdowns from Josh Rosen, UCLA crushed Oregon State on Saturday 41-0...

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Josh Rosen threw two touchdown passes to Thomas Duarte and No. 22 UCLA beat Oregon State 41-0 on Saturday in cold, rainy conditions to keep alive its Pac-12 title hopes.

Rosen was 22 for 33 for 333 yards, with the freshman sitting out the fourth quarter. The Bruins (7-2, 4-2) had 676 yards against the Beavers (2-7, 0-6).

UCLA limited Oregon State to 246 yards and forced four turnovers against redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Mitchell. The Beavers are rebuilding under first-year coach Gary Andersen and remain the only winless team in conference play.

The Bruins won three straight after consecutive losses to Arizona State and Stanford. Rosen has 18 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions this season. He has 133 attempts without an interception since the Stanford game Oct. 15.

The Bruins capitalized on turnovers to score 24 points in the second quarter.

Oregon State had a drive going late in the first quarter, but Mitchell fumbled at the UCLA 34 and the Bruins recovered. UCLA's drive stalled, and Ka'imi Fairbairn had a 38-yard field goal to open the scoring.

On Oregon State's next possession, Randall Goforth picked off Mitchell's pass at the Beavers 42. Rosen threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Duarte, capping a seven-play drive.

Later in the half, Rosen showed off his arm on a 63-yard pass to Kenny Walker. A few plays later, the Bruins capped a 96-yard drive with another touchdown pass to Duarte.

Mitchell threw his second interception on Oregon State's subsequent drive, leading to Paul Perkins' touchdown run that made it 24-0.

UCLA got the ball to open the second half and scored on Nate Starks's 11-yard run. Fairbairn made another field goal, and Sotonye Jamabo added a 30-yard touchdown run at the end of the third quarter.

Mitchell was 9 for 19 for 84 yards before being pulled in the fourth quarter in his second start

Freshman Seth Collins began the year under center for the Beavers, but is out with a hyperextended knee.


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