92-Yard Drive Caps 4th-Quarter Comeback Vs. No. 24 Oregon State
SEATTLE (AP) - Peyton Henry made a 22-yard field goal with eight seconds left to cap a 92-yard scoring drive and Washington held off No. 24 Oregon State 24-21 on Friday night at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium to preserve its hopes in the Pac-12 championship game race.
The Huskies took over at their own three-yard line with 4:33 left. Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. led a march downfield against the Beavers' stingy defense and was 9 of 13 for 66 yards on the drive. His push pass to Giles Jackson for 12 yards got the Huskies to the Oregon State two-yard line. After a pair of incompletions, the Huskies set up for the short field goal and Henry delivered the winning kick.
Washington (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12) topped its second ranked opponent of the season for a third-straight win. Penix, the nation's leader in passing, was 30 of 52 for 298 yards and a 24-yard touchdown pass on third-and-goal to Jack Westover in the third quarter.
Wayne Taulapapa ran for two touchdowns for Washington, the second coming early in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 21-21. Rome Odunze had seven receptions for 102 yards.
The Huskies' defense stopped the Beavers on fourth-and-2 at the Washington 7 and fourth-and-3 at the Washington 15 on consecutive possessions early on. Deshaun Fenwick rushed for a pair of touchdowns for Oregon State, which was playing its first game ranked in The AP Top 25 since the 2013 season opener. Damien Martinez had 107 yards rushing for Oregon State.
The Huskies are at No. 8 Oregon next Saturday.