The Oregon Ducks started out the 117 meeting of the Civil War with Oregon State with two touchdowns on the ground to jump out to 14-0 lead. The first score came off of an interception from Oregon State Quarterback Sean Mannion. Ifo Ekpre Omolu picked the ball off in the endzone on a 4th and 1 to give Oregon the ball on the 20. On the first offensive play from scrimmage Freshman Running Back Thomas Tyner ran for 40 yards to set up the score from De’Anthony Thomas. Tyner added a 13 yard run of his own before the end of the 1st Quarter.
The 2nd quarter would not be so kind to the Ducks. Bralon Addison muffed a fair catch and the Beavers recovered at the Ducks 23. The Defense held, but ran into the kicker, who missed a long field goal. The Beavers had a redo and Mannion and company went to work. Oregon State Running Back Storm Woods put OSU on the board. The first half saw close to 500 yards of Offense between the in state rivals. After throwing two interceptions last week against Arizona Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota threw two in the first half.
Oregon State would attempt to go for it on 4th and 1 with 4:38 left in the 3rd quarter and did not convert. On the ensuing possession the Ducks could go nowhere. The Duck Defense would again hold off the Beavers with a 3rd and long from the Oregon 20. The Beavers did tack on 3 with a field goal making it 24-23.
Oregon, unable to put points on the board let Oregon State stick around. With the Nations leading passer at the helm that is never a good idea. The Beavers converted on 3rd and 10 with a 23 yard pass. Mannion passed the ball to Tyler Anderson to extend the Beavers lead to 29-24. The star of the night was Wide Receiver Josh Huff, who caught a touchdown with 7:56 left in the game and eclipsed the 1000 yard for the season mark two plays earlier.
Oregon State scored a touchdown with a minute and a half left, but the Ducks would have the final say in this Civil War. The hero of the night was Senior Josh Huff who scored the game winning touchdown as Oregon finished its home slate unbeaten with a 36-35 win over in state rival Oregon State. The Beavers finish the year 6-6.
Up next for Oregon, getting healthy and hitting the classroom hard. Their bowl opponent is not yet known, but a 10-2 record looks better than 9-3. Representatives from three bowls were at Autzen to watch the game tonight. The Alamo, Holiday, and Sun bowls all had reps on hand to watch one of the better Civil War games in recent . All of them would be happy to have Oregon in their games. Now comes the least fun part of the season. Waiting.