COLLEGE FOOTBALL : Pacific 10 Roundup : Loville, Musgrave Lead Oregon Over Washington St., 43-28
Derek Loville rushed for 131 yards and Bill Musgrave passed for 3 touchdowns as Oregon defeated Washington State, 43-28, Saturday in Pacific 10 game at Pullman, Wash.
Musgrave completed 17 of 29 passes for 206 yards and the Ducks put together long scoring drives with rushing by Loville and Latin Berry, who gained 115 yards in 16 carries.
Loville was the Duck workhorse, carrying 29 times.
Oregon is now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-10. Washington State is 2-1 and 0-1.
Kirk Dennis set an Oregon record with field goals of 42, 29, 26, 28 and 25 yards, breaking Roy Geiger’s record of four field goals set against Washington State in 1976.
Washington State quarterback Timm Rosenbach completed 21 of 30 passes for 261 yards, hitting tight end Doug Wellsandt for touchdowns of 24 and 15 yards. Rosenbach also scored on a 1-yard run. He was intercepted three times under pressure from Oregon’s swarming defense.
Oregon fullback Randy Willhite scored on a 1-yard run with nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to put Oregon ahead, 37-28, after a Derek Horton interception.
The Cougars had pulled to within 30-28 on Rosenbach’s second touchdown pass to Wellsandt with 14:45 to play.
Oregon jumped to a 13-0 first-quarter lead on Musgrave passes of 24 yards to Terry Obee and 25 yards to Joe Reitzug.
Musgrave hit tight end Kolya Tefft on a 2-yard pass in the second quarter as Oregon built a 27-14 halftime lead.
Steve Broussard was the Cougar rushing leader, carrying 24 times for 125 yards and 1 touchdown. It was the third consecutive game Broussard has rushed for 100 or more yards.
Washington 31, Army 17--Vince Weathersby ran for two touchdowns and Chico Fraley returned a pass interception 72 yards for the clinching score with 1:10 left as the 17th-ranked Huskies beat a stubborn Army team at Seattle.
Fraley’s interception came with Army trailing, 24-17, and the Cadets facing third and 6 at the Huskies’ 33. Receiver Pat Mangin got his hands on the Otto Leone’s pass at the Washington 28, but it bounced out of his arms to Fraley, a redshirt freshman, who sprinted untouched down the right sideline for the game-clinching touchdown.
Army, a three-touchdown underdog, cut Washington’s lead to 24-17 with 1:25 gone in the fourth quarter on a 6-yard touchdown run by Calvin Cass.
On their next possession, the Cadets (1-1) had a chance to tie but lost the ball on downs at the Washington 2 when Leone was stopped on fourth-and-1 with 11 minutes to play.
The Huskies (2-0) led, 17-3, at halftime on a 1-yard touchdown run by Weathersby, a 33-yard field goal by John McCallum, and a 10-yard touchdown pass from Cary Conklin to Andre Riley with 18 seconds remaining in the half.
Oregon St. 17 California 16--Troy Bussanich kicked a 23-yard field goal with 16 seconds to play as the Beavers won at Corvallis, Ore., to snap an 11-game Pac-10 losing streak.
Oregon State’s Erik Wilhelm hit Brian Taylor on a 3-yard scoring pass with 1:53 left in the game, then connected with Brian Swanson for a 2-point conversion to cut Cal’s lead to 16-14. The Beavers then forced Cal’s Robbie Keen to punt from his own end zone and began their game-winning drive at the Bears’ 37.
The victory was Oregon State’s first in the Pac-10 since Oct. 11, 1986, when they also defeated Cal, 14-12. The Beavers now have beaten Cal in their last four last meetings. The two team did not play each other last season.
Wilhelm, a senior who holds all of OSU’s passing records, completed 33 of 50 for 298 yards. He was intercepted once, breaking his string of consecutive attempts without an interception at 121.
Bussanich kicked three field goals for the Beavers (2-1 and 1-1). Cal (1-1 and 0-1) was led by Troy Taylor, who threw for 153 yards and a touchdown.
Arizona St. 28, Colorado St. 17--Daniel Ford threw 2 touchdown passes and freshman fullback Kelvin Fisher ran 35 yards for a decisive score as the Sun Devils won at Tempe.
The Sun Devils, 2-0 under first-year coach Larry Marmie, needed a 21-point uprising in a 6 1/2-minute stretch of the third quarter to take command.
Colorado State (0-3) took a 10-7 lead on Mike Brown’s 43-yard field goal 5:26 into the third quarter. But Fisher’s first career touchdown put Arizona State ahead to stay at 14-10 with 7:53 remaining in the quarter, and Ford passed 26 yards to flanker Lynn James 4:05 later for a 21-10 advantage.