Oregon State routs Washington

Washington headed into their game with Oregon State this week with a slight chance at getting bowl-eligible should they win their last three games. However, those dreams were shot down early in a 48-21 rout by the Beavers who ran up 379 yards of offense and got big days from quarterback Sean Canfield as well as the Rodgers brothers.

Canfield only threw for 174 yards, but had four touchdown passes -- two each to WR James Rodgers and TE Joe Halahuni -- and RB Jacquizz Rodgers rumbled for 156 yards and two more touchdowns to lead the way for the Beavers, but it was their swarming defense that spelled doom for the Huskies.

On Washington's first three series, the Oregon State defense held the Huskies to 18 yards on 10 plays and intercepted a Jake Locker pass to set up their first score.

After the teams exchanged possessions following the opening kickoff, Locker went back to pass and was picked off by LB Keaton Kristick and two plays later Canfield found Halahuni four the first of their two touchdown hookups, a three yard pass, to give the Beavers the early lead 7-0.

They then went on to score 13 more points, two Justin Kahut field goals and the first of Canfield's two touchdown passes to James Rodgers, before Washington was able to answer with 2:21 left in the first half.

With his team down 20-0, Locker and RB Chris Polk marched Washington 66 yards in nine plays, capped when Locker found WR Jermaine Kearse for a three-yard touchdown reception, appearing to give the Huskies some life.

However, Canfield was able to drive Oregon State right back down the field and found James Rodgers again, this time from 10 yards out and double-covered, in the corner of the endzone to give the Beavers a 27-7 lead as the teams headed into the locker rooms at halftime.

James Rodgers seemed to put the game out of reach from the opening kickoff of the second half as he took it 84 yards to the Husky one yard line where his younger brother, Jacquizz, punched it in on second down.

Washington did manage to score two late touchdowns as Locker found Kearse again, this time from 39 yards out, and TE Kavario Middleton for a 26-yard touchdown to end the scoring and send the Huskies home a loser for the fourth-straight game.

Statistically Locker had a solid day, completing 15 of 24 passes for 156 yards with three touchdowns and the one interception while RB Chris Polk carried the ball 19 times for 115 yards and Kearse led the team with six receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns.

Washington will now take a week off as they prepare to host Washington State in the Apple Cup on Saturday, November 28th.


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