A potential game-tying Washington State drive stalled eight-yards shy of the end zone, as the Oregon Ducks defeated the Cougars, 24-17.
Duck running back Onterrio Smith ran for a school record 285 yards to lead Oregon and hand WSU their first loss of the season.
The Cougar loss—coupled with an earlier UCLA loss to Stanford today—has created a logjam of one-loss teams in the Pac-10 conference. Five teams now have one conference loss each.
The Cougs had one final shot to send the game into overtime with two ticks on the clock when a Jason Gesser pass to Mike Bush fell incomplete.
WSU and UO are now 7-1 and 4-1 in Pac-10 conference play.
1ST QUARTER NONE 2ND QUARTER WSU
DUNNING 34 YD FG UO
O. SMITH 8 YD RUN
3RD QUARTER UO
O. SMITH 41 YD RUN
4TH QUARTER UO
SIEGEL 22 YD FG WSU
MINNICH 1 YD RUN
O. SMITH 73 YD RUN
RILEY 15 YD PASS FROM GESSER