Ben Gulbranson ran down the sphere along with his fingers within the air, headed to the top zone to have a good time with Tre’Shaun Harrison and the remainder of his Oregon State teammates, reputedly in disbelief about what had simply took place.
Gulbranson had hooked up with Harrison on a 56-yard landing cross, and the Beavers had taken a 28-27 lead at Stanford with 13 seconds left. The lead held up, and the Beavers edged the Cardinal for a one-point comeback victory Saturday evening at in moderation attended Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.
The Beavers’ game-winning play was once as fantastic as it was once exciting. Harrison had gotten in the back of the Cardinal protection. He made the catch at the Stanford 36, then grew to become and raced untouched the remainder of find out how to the top zone.
With their lengthy snapper Dylan Black injured, the Beavers have been pressured to move for two-point conversions on each and every in their touchdowns within the fourth quarter. The Beavers had overlooked their two earlier two-point tries, which had left them trailing 24-22 ahead of Stanford tacked on a box objective to move up 27-22.
But after Harrison’s go-ahead ranking, Gulbranson merely kneeled it at the conversion take a look at, the Beavers now not in need of to possibility a turnover and go back by way of Stanford that may have given the Cardinal two issues of their very own.
On the following play from scrimmage, the Beavers’ Ryan Cooper Jr. intercepted Tanner McKee’s cross, and that sealed it for the Beavers.
Oregon State (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) scored 18 issues within the fourth quarter, together with two touchdowns within the ultimate 5:45 of the sport to claw again from a 24-10 deficit.
Gulbranson, making his first OSU get started, was once inconsistent however got here thru with the sport at the line. He completed 20 of 28 for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Harrison, his favourite goal, stuck seven passes for 104 yards and the game-winning landing.
Damien Martinez ran for 83 yards and a landing, whilst Jam Griffin added 75 yards dashing.
Stanford (1-4, 0-4) noticed its convention dropping streak hit 10 video games in surprising type.
Oregon State performed its worst first half of of the season as Stanford roared to a 17-7 halftime lead. The most effective factor that went proper was once a 99-yard scoring force that produced the Beavers’ lone first-half landing.
Oregon State gained the toss and elected to obtain, a uncommon transfer by way of trainer Jonathan Smith. Perhaps it was once performed to present Gulbranson some self assurance in his first get started. The Beavers did some injury on their opening force, but it surely ended when Atticus Sappington overlooked a 40-yard box objective.
Stanford’s offense ran over OSU’s protection for many of the first half of. The Cardinal produced landing drives of 78 and 61 yards, and took good thing about two 15-yard consequences so as to add a box objective.
Statistically, Gulbranson had a first rate first half of, finishing 9 of 13 passes for 100 yards. But out of doors of the Beavers’ landing force, Gulbranson wasn’t efficient.
Oregon State tied the sport at 7-7 when Jack Colletto bulled into the top zone from a backyard out early in the second one quarter. The draw didn’t ultimate lengthy, as Stanford scored two times right through the overall 9 mins of the half of to take a 10-point lead.
The early phases of the 3rd quarter went in Oregon State’s prefer. The Beavers protection had a three-and-out, and OSU’s first crack on offense led to a 40-yard box objective by way of Sappington.
The momentum didn’t ultimate. Late within the 3rd quarter, McKee hit Michael Wilson for 28 yards on 3rd and 10. That arrange the sport’s 2d McKee-to-Brycen Tremayne landing play, a 37-yarder that gave the Cardinal a 24-10 lead.
OSU, appearing some urgency, answered with a scoring force of its personal to chop the deficit to 24-16. The landing was once a attractiveness, a 21-yarder from Gulbranson to Silas Bolden 10 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Later within the fourth, Martinez took a handoff 43 yards for a landing to slim the space to 24-22 with 5:45 to play.
Stanford spoke back with an 11-play force that chewed up 4:38 and prolonged the Cardinal’s result in 27-22 on Joshua Karty’s 46-yard box objective.
Although it gave the impression of the Beavers have been in bother, down 5 issues with 58 seconds left, Gulbranson fired 3 consecutive completions — to Harrison, Gould and Harrison — as OSU marched 76 yards in 45 seconds to finish the comeback.
Briefly: OSU kicker Everett Hayes made the travel however didn’t play for a 2d consecutive week. Nolan didn’t go back and forth to the Bay Area. … The ultimate time Oregon State gained a coin toss and elected to obtain was once Washington in 2019. … The 15-play, 99-yard scoring force early in the second one quarter was once Oregon State was once essentially the most for performs this season. The ultimate time OSU had a 99-yard force was once 2019 in opposition to Washington State.
— Nick Daschel reported from Stanford, California.