How they scored: Cougs vs. Ducks

Washington State played even with No. 2 Oregon for three-and-a-half quarters before suffering a 38-31 setback Saturday night at Martin Stadium. The performance of a sack-happy defense and WSU quarterback Connor Halliday, who completed 43 of 63 for 436 yards and four TDs, couldn't overcome a pair of second-half turnovers and a hard-to-believe non-call on pass interference late in the game.

First Quarter

WSU 7-0 at 8:46 mark: Dom Williams 18-yard pass from Connor Halliday (Breashers kick)
Key plays: On second-and-7 from WSU’s 47-yard line, Halliday found Vince Mayle for a 17-yard completion. Halliday also connected with Jamal Morrow for a 14-yard completion on second-and-6 to the Ducks’ 18.
Drive length: 5 plays, 56 yards; Drive Time: 1:56

7-7 at 3:38 mark: Devon Allen 80-yard pass from Marcus Mariota (Wogan kick)
Drive length: 1 plays, 80 yards; Drive Time: 0:12

WSU 14-7 at 0:41 mark: Dom Williams 8-yard pass from Halliday (Breashers kick)
Key plays: The touchdown came on a fourth-and-2 from Oregon’s 8. River Cracraft also had a 37-yard reception down to the Ducks’ 16.
Drive length: 7 plays, 75 yards; Drive Time: 2:57

Second Quarter

14-14 at 12:57 mark: Keanon Lowe 57-yard pass from Mariota (Wogan kick)
Drive length: 3 plays, 73 yards; Drive Time: 0:51

ORE 21-14 at 8:05 mark: Allen 13-yard pass from Mariota (Wogan kick)
Key play: Mariota had a 41-yard run to the Cougars’ 28.
Drive length: 4 plays, 69 yards; Drive Time: 0:57

21-21 at 2:47 mark: Rickey Galvin 6-yard pass from Halliday (Breashers kick)
Key plays: A face-mask penalty on third-and-18 from WSU’s 18, where Gerard Wicks had a 5-yard reception, extended the drive. Galvin later had a 22-yard reception to the Ducks’ 30.
Drive length: 12 plays, 74 yards; Drive Time: 5:18

Third Quarter

ORE 28-21 at 4:32 mark: Pharaoh Brown 8-yard pass from Mariota (Wogan kick)
Key play: On fourth-and-10 at WSU’s 36, Mariota scrambled for a 28-yard gain.
Drive length: 6 plays, 65 yards; Drive Time: 2:02

Fourth Quarter

ORE 28-24 at 14:50 mark: Breshears 30 FG
Key plays: Cracraft had consecutive 24-yard receptions. The first was a leaping grab on third-and-12 from the Cougars’ 36.
Drive length: 11 plays, 74 yards; Drive Time: 4:42

ORE 31-24 at 11:04 mark: Wogan 34 FG
Key play: A pass-interference penalty against Taylor Taliulu gave Oregon a first down at WSU’s 23.
Drive length: 10 plays, 57 yards; Drive Time: 3:46

31-31 at 8:57 mark: Cracraft 5-yard pass from Halliday (Breshears kick)
Key play: Morrow had a 45-yard reception to Oregon’s 30 on the first play of the drive. Wicks later had a 4-yard run on third-and-1 to the Ducks’ 17.
Drive length: 6 plays, 75 yards; Drive Time: 2:07

ORE 38-31 at 5:33 mark: Lowe 6-yard pass from Mariota
Key play: On second-and-16 at WSU’s 36, Mariota passed to Byron Marshall for an 18-yard gain that turned into 33 yards because of a personal-foul penalty against true freshman defensive back Sulaiman Hameed.
Drive length: 9 plays, 79 yards; Drive Time: 3:24


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