Cougars Suffer Another Heartbreaker; Fall To Oregon 34-31

Nov. 12, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Paul Martinez made a 19-yard field goal with a second left to give No. 11 Oregon a 34-31 victory over Washington State on Saturday night.

The Ducks (9-1, 6-1 Pac-10) scored three straight touchdowns in the third quarter to come back from an 11-point deficit, before Washington State (3-7, 0-7) came back to tie it late in the fourth.

Ducks quarterbacks Dennis Dixon and Brady Leaf combined for 296 yards passing and two TDs as Oregon rolled up 444 yards of offense, preserving hopes for Bowl Championship Series consideration.

Jonathan Stewart and Cameron Colvin scored rushing TDs for the Ducks.

WSU's Jerome Harrison carried 28 times for 143 yards, scoring TDs on a 28-yard run and a 34-yard pass from Alex Brink. Harrison set a Pac-10 record with 13 consecutive 100-yard games, passing J.J. Arrington of California, who set the record of 12 last season.

Harrison also set a WSU record for yards rushing in a season. A 7-yard run just before halftime gave him 89 yards, surpassing the mark of 1,637 yards set by Rueben Mayes in 1984.

Brink threw three TD passes, completing 22 of 33 attempts for 283 yards. He also threw two interceptions. It was the fourth game the Cougars lost this year after being ahead or tied at the half.

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