Washington Blasts Oregon State 37-13

SEATTLE -- Jaydon Mickens caught a 54-yard touchdown on Washington's first drive and added a 36-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, Dwayne Washington ran for a 68-yard touchdown and the Huskies became bowl eligible with a 37-13 win over Oregon State on Saturday night.

Washington jumped to an early 17-0 lead and easily rebounded from last week's late collapse at Arizona. The Huskies (7-5, 3-5 Pac-12) earned bowl eligibility for a fifth straight season and the first under coach Chris Petersen.

Dwayne Washington finished with 100 yards on 14 carries. Washington quarterback Cyler Miles was 18 of 23 for 253 yards and two TDs. Miles found Mickens early and hit Darrell Daniels on a 68-yard TD in the fourth quarter.

Oregon State (5-6, 2-6) lost for the fifth time in six games and was unable to build on last week's upset of Arizona State.

The Beavers were without leading rusher Terron Ward, who suffered a knee injury last week against Arizona State and finished with 47 yards rushing as a team, the fourth time this season being held under 60 yards. Sean Mannion was 30 of 46 for 314 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Jordan Villamin, but was sacked four times.

Washington rebounded nicely from its clock-management collapse in the final minutes last week at Arizona. More importantly, the Huskies became bowl eligible with their seventh win and took stress about the postseason out of next week's Apple Cup in Pullman against rival Washington State.

But Oregon State will find itself in that scenario against Oregon in the Civil War and having dropped six straight to the Ducks. Coming off last week's upset of the Sun Devils, the Beavers were sluggish early and Mannion made a crucial mistake getting intercepted by Travis Feeney on Oregon State's first drive of the second half deep in Washington territory with the Beavers trailing 17-7.

The Huskies didn't have the eye-popping stats of last year's 69-27 win in Corvallis when they rushed for 530 yards, but it was one of their more complete efforts in conference play.

Getting an early lead helped. The Huskies used their longest scoring run of the season and a perfectly thrown pass from Miles to Mickens to jump to a 14-0 lead in less than 11 minutes. Miles found Mickens on a corner route for a 7-0 lead and on the Huskies next drive, Dwayne Washington went untouched around left tackle for the Huskies longest touchdown run since his 71-yard touchdown run last season against Oregon State.

The Huskies had 176 total yards and 14 points before running a play in Oregon State territory early in the second quarter. Miles hit Dante Pettis on a dump off for 25 yards to the Oregon State 20 on that first snap on the Beavers side of the field and Cameron Van Winkle capped the drive with a 34-yard field goal for a 17-0 lead.

The Beavers got a break late in the third when Dwayne Washington fumbled at the Huskies 29. Oregon State needed four plays and Mannion found Villamin for his second TD. The 2-point conversion failed and Washington's lead was down to 23-13.

But the Huskies answered with a six-play, 62-yard drive capped by Mickens taking a fly sweep 36 yards for his first touchdown rushing of the season. Mickens appeared to step out around the 15 but the call stood on replay.


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