Beavers Rain On Huskies' Parade
Nov. 5, 2005
SEATTLE (AP) - Yvenson Bernard ran for 122 yards on 35 carries and Alexis Serna kicked six field goals in windy and rainy conditions, as Oregon State slogged past Washington 18-10 on Saturday night.
The Huskies' anemic output - bouyed by a touchdown in the game's final minute - came against an Oregon State defense that earlier had allowed Louisville 63 points, UCLA 51 and Arizona State 42.
The Beavers (5-4, 3-3 Pac-10) need one win in its final two games - next Saturday at home against Stanford or Nov. 19 at Oregon - to be eligible for a fourth consecutive bowl game.
Washington (1-8, 0-6) needs a win at Arizona or against Washington State to avoid its second consecutive, one-victory season. The Huskies have lost 14 consecutive conference games and 18 of their last 20 overall.
Serna's six field goals - from 46, 28, 18, 32, 41 and 25 yards - made him 11-for-11 in his last two games against Washington.
The weather slowed down both offenses, which were gearing to face the worst two defenses in the Pac-10. Both teams entered the contest allowing an average of 34.9 points per game.
Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore was 17-for-27 for 136 yards and didn't turn the ball over despite the conditions. Last week he threw six interceptions and lost a fumble in a loss to Arizona.
Washington coach Tyrone Willingham benched starting quarterback Isaiah Stanback in the second half, in favor of sophomore transfer Johnny DuRocher. Stanback, a junior, completed 5 of 12 passes for 104 yards and lost a fumble while getting sacked. DuRocher was 11-for-30 with 103 yards passing, one interception and one lost fumble. He did throw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Chambers with 48 seconds left.