Beavers Fall Short In 113th Civil War
Dec. 4, 2009
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -Redshirt freshman LaMichael James ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns Thursday night to send No. 7 Oregon to the Rose Bowl with a 37-33 victory over No. 13 Oregon State in the Civil War.
Sean Canfield passed for 306 yards for the Beavers and James Rodgers had 10 catches for 139 yards. Rodgers ended the game with 303 all-purpose yards, giving him 2,098 on the year, a new Oregon State record.
Oregon (10-2, 8-1) also claimed the Pac-10 championship with the victory, ending USC's seven-season hold on the title. The Ducks, who have not been to the Rose Bowl since 1995, will face Ohio State in Pasadena on New Year's Day.
Oregon State (8-4, 6-3) was vying for its first Rose Bowl berth since the 1964 season. The Beavers will have to wait until the rest of the Pac-10 wraps up the season to find out which bowl they will play in.
It was the first time the annual rivalry game was a winner-takes-all path to Pasadena.
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