NCAAF Game Recap - Oregon State at Arizona
Sat Nov 2, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

Wof
14
Clem
59
F
UGA
24
Fla
17
F
Oreg
56
USC
24
F
Utah
33
Wash
28
F
Miss
14
Aub
20
F
WVU
14
Bayl
17
F
Mich
38
MD
7
F
SMU
48
Mem
54
F
VaTec
20
ND
21
F
Cin
46
ECU
43
F
GaSo
24
App
21
F
Boise
52
SJSU
42
F
K St
38
Kans
10
F
NCSt
10
Wake
44
F
Navy
56
UConn
10
F
Buff
43
E Mi
14
F
NIU
10
C Mi
48
F
Hou
29
UCF
44
F
UTSA
14
TxAM
45
F
BC
58
Syr
27
F
Neb
27
Purd
31
F
Lib
63
UMass
21
F
OD
17
FLInt
24
F
Akr
6
BGSU
35
F
Troy
35
CoCar
36
F
ArkSt
48
ULMon
41
F
UNLV
17
ColSt
37
F
Army
13
AF
17
F
Marsh
20
Rice
7
F
TCU
27
OkSt
34
F
UTEP
26
NorTx
52
F
Rut
10
Ill
38
F
MiaFL
27
FlaSt
10
F
MidTN
20
Char
34
F
Tuls
26
Tul
38
F
FlAtl
35
W Ky
24
F
MisSt
54
Ark
24
F
Pitt
20
GATec
10
F
OreSt
56
Ariz
38
F
TxSt
3
ULLaf
31
F
UAB
7
Tenn
30
F
NW
3
Ind
34
F
Vand
7
SCar
24
F
UVA
38
UNC
31
F
Colo
14
UCLA
31
F
BYU
42
UtSt
14
F
NM
10
Nev
21
F
Fres
41
Hawaii
38
F

Nov 2, 2019, 4:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Oregon State (4-4)

7

28

7

14

56

Arizona (4-5)

6

13

12

7

38

Luton has 3 TDs in Oregon State's 56-38 win over Arizona
Sat Nov 2, 2019 9:04 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Oregon State went into its bye week looking for ways to exploit the many holes in Arizona's defense.

When the Wildcats switched coordinators this week, the Beavers didn't change anything - and still blew right through them.

Jake Luton threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns, Jermar Jefferson ran for three more scores and Oregon State sliced through Arizona's listless defense for a 56-38 victory on Saturday.

"New D coordinator, what's that going to look like and we just looked at the tape, focused on what we do well," Beavers head coach Jonathan Smith said.

Arizona (4-5, 2-3 Pac-12) fired defensive coordinator Marcel Yates this week, replacing him with former NFL assistant coach Chuck Cecil.

The coordinator change changed little on the field.

Oregon State (4-4, 3-2) manhandled the Wildcats up front while churning out big plays, scoring 35 points by halftime and racking up 572 total yards.

Luton finished 20 of 26 and threw two TD passes to Isaiah Hodges, who had seven catches for 150 yards.

Grant Gunnell threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats, who have lost four straight.

"When things go well, it's easy for everybody," Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin said. "When things happen the way they've happened the last few weeks, it's important to stick together."

Arizona fired Yates and linebackers coach John Rushing this week after allowing 132 combined points in three straight losses. The Wildcats were 118th in scoring defense and 119th defense heading into Saturday's game.

The trend continued.

Luton hit Hodges on a 21-yard TD pass on the Beavers' opening drive and a wide-open Noah Togiai for a 23-yard score to close the first half. Jefferson scored on TD runs of 1 and 5 yards, and Artavis Pierce added a 4-yard TD run.

Oregon State had 385 yards and a 35-19 lead by halftime.

Jefferson scored on 5-yard run to open the second half and Luton's 25-yard TD pass to Hodges put the Beavers up 49-31 in the fourth quarter.

"I think we knew what was possible and it's all coming together," Oregon State tackle Blake Brandel said.

Arizona's offense tried to keep pace.

Gunnell found Gary Brightwell on a swing pass that turned into a 38-yard touchdown with the help of a key block by receiver Cedric Peterson.

J.J. Taylor scored on a 3-yard run to cap a drive pushed along by four Oregon State personal foul penalties - two each for facemask and roughing the passer.

Arizona twice had to settle for field goals after driving inside the Beavers' 10-yard line, the first after Taylor had a TD run negated by a holding call.

Peterson turned a short pass over the middle into a winding 35-yard touchdown early in the third quarter and Brightwell scored on a 10-yard run.

Taylor added a 2-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to pull the Wildcats with 49-38, but Oregon State continued to gouge their defense to put it away.

"When stuff like this happens, a lot of people point fingers, but we can't do that," Taylor said. "We've got to stay being us, remind us of what kind of team we are and work together."

THE TAKEAWAY

Oregon State has built some momentum in the second half of the season, now needing two wins to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2013.

Arizona's defense is in disarray, leaving the Wildcats spiraling away from bowl contention after opening the season 4-1.

BEAVERS PENALTIES

Oregon State had a rough day of penalties, particularly facemask calls.

The Beavers had 12 penalties for 120 yards, including three on facemasks.

"We extended some drives for them and that's a good offense," Smith said. "You just don't play with fire, helping them that way."

TAYLOR'S DAY

With Arizona trailing by 18 in the fourth quarter, Taylor took a handoff to the right, bowled over one defender and buried his head into another.

The hard running, even with the game out of reach, is exactly what the Wildcats expect from one of their team leaders.

"He plays like that all the time, regardless of score, regardless of situation," Sumlin said. "That's who he is and you want to have 100 of those guys on your team."

Taylor finished with 78 yards on 21 carries and had seven catches for 89 more yards.

UP NEXT

Oregon State hosts Washington on Friday.

Arizona plays at No. 7 Oregon on Nov. 16.

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Passing

OreSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Luton 26 20 76.9 3 328 43 0 156.7
Ariz Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
G. Gunnell 29 19 65.5 2 269 38 0 118.3
K. Tate 12 7 58.3 0 109 41 0 88.5

Rushing

OreSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Pierce 15 114 7.6 25 1
J. Jefferson 22 105 4.8 16 3
Ariz Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Wiley 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 21 78 3.7 12 2

Receiving

OreSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
I. Hodgins 7 150 21.4 39 2
N. Togiai 5 69 13.8 23 1
Ariz Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Curry 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 7 89 12.7 28 0

Fumbles

Returning

OreSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Irish 0 - 0 0 1 11.0 0 11
Ariz KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Joiner 1 2.0 0 2 2 12.0 0 14
J. Taylor 2 25.0 0 25 0 - 0 0

Punting

OreSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Rodriguez 3 144 48.0 54
Ariz Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Ostendorp 2 95 47.5 51

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

OreSt Ariz
Points For 56 38
Total Yards 572 526
Rushing Yards 244 148
Passing Yards 328 378
Passing Completions / Attempts 20/26 26/41
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 31 33
Penalties - Yards 12/120 5/65
Time Of Possession 35:35 25:25
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/10 12/20
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 2/2
Punts - Average Yards 3/48 2/48

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter OreSt Ariz
OreSt 3:32 TD Isaiah Hodgins 21 yd pass from Jake Luton (Everett Hayes kick) 7 0
Ariz 8:42 FG Lucas Havrisik 23 yd FG 7 3
Ariz 12:27 FG Lucas Havrisik 27 yd FG 7 6
2nd Quarter OreSt Ariz
OreSt 0:56 TD Jermar Jefferson 1 yd run (Everett Hayes kick) 14 6
Ariz 1:57 TD Gary Brightwell 38 yd pass from Grant Gunnell (failed 2pt pass) 14 12
OreSt 5:58 TD Jermar Jefferson 5 yd run (Everett Hayes kick) 21 12
Ariz 9:19 TD J.J. Taylor 3 yd run (Lucas Havrisik kick) 21 19
OreSt 12:29 TD Artavis Pierce 4 yd run (Everett Hayes kick) 28 19
OreSt 14:56 TD Noah Togiai 23 yd pass from Jake Luton (Everett Hayes kick) 35 19
3rd Quarter OreSt Ariz
OreSt 4:27 TD Jermar Jefferson 5 yd run (Everett Hayes kick) 42 19
Ariz 6:18 TD Cedric Peterson 35 yd pass from Grant Gunnell (failed 2pt pass) 42 25
Ariz 11:40 TD Gary Brightwell 10 yd run (missed kick) 42 31
4th Quarter OreSt Ariz
OreSt 7:02 TD Isaiah Hodgins 25 yd pass from Jake Luton (Everett Hayes kick) 49 31
Ariz 10:49 TD J.J. Taylor 2 yd run (Lucas Havrisik kick) 49 38
OreSt 12:45 TD Tyjon Lindsey 24 yd run (Everett Hayes kick) 56 38

Game Information

Stadium: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Attendance: 36,939
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