Cardinal Falls to Beavers in Corvallis
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Chance Nolan passed for 257 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for a score, leading Oregon State to a 35-14 win over Stanford on Saturday.
Nolan completed 19 of 25 passes, including a 67-yard touchdown to Trevon Bradford that increased the lead to 21-0 early in the third quarter.
Injuries have taken a toll on Stanford (3-7, 2-6), which has lost five games in a row.
Freshman Ari Patu struggled to get the Cardinal's passing game going in his first career start, completing 7 of 14 for 51 yards with a touchdown and interception before leaving midway through the third quarter with an undisclosed injury. Stanford used three quarterbacks in the game.
Oregon State opened the scoring in the first quarter on Nolan's 4-yard touchdown run, culminating a 16-play, 74-yard drive.
Jack Colletto's 2-yard touchdown run on a direct snap with 17 seconds left in the first half gave the Beavers a 14-0 advantage at the break. Stanford managed just 74 total yards in the opening half and its best drive ended on a blocked field goal attempt from 55 yards.
Oregon State increased its lead on 21-0 early in the third quarter when Bradford turned a short pass into a 67-yard touchdown.
Stanford answered with its best drive of the game. Patu completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Benjamin Yurosek on fourth and 2, cutting the lead to 21-7.
B.J. Baylor's 6-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter, and a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Teagan Quitoriano early in the third quarter gave Oregon State a 35-7 lead.
Nathaniel Peat scored on a rush from 18 yards out to bring the game to its final score of 35-14.
The Cardinal hosts California next Saturday.