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Pacific 10 Roundup : Oregon Loses Musgrave for Season, Then Loses to Arizona State, 21-20

From Times Wire Services

Bruce Perkins ran 39 yards for a touchdown early in the 3rd quarter Saturday and Arizona State made it stand up to knock off No. 20 Oregon, 21-20, in a Pacific 10 Conference game at Eugene, Ore.

Oregon (6-2, 3-2) pulled to within a point on a 27-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Pete Nelson to fullback Latin Berry with 3:56 left, but Nelson’s pass for the 2-point conversion fell incomplete.

Nelson stepped in for starter Bill Musgrave, who suffered a broken collarbone late in the 1st half and was lost for the season.

The Ducks had one final chance, getting the ball back at their own 38-yard line with 2:30 left. Nelson hit Russell Lawson for 12 yards on a swing pass and Berry for 4 yards over the middle, but Arizona State’s Jeff Joseph stepped in front of Terry Obee to intercept Nelson’s next pass and seal the victory for the Sun Devils.

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Perkins, who had only 171 yards all season, ran for 134 yards in 26 carries. Sophomore quarterback Paul Justin, starting only his 3rd game for the Sun Devils (5-3, 2-2), threw touchdown passes of 5 yards and 9 yards in the 1st half to tight end Ryan McReynolds.

Oregon scored on its first 2 possessions for a 14-7 lead, but was hampered by turnovers. The Ducks lost 2 of 3 fumbles in the 2nd half, and Nelson threw 3 interceptions.

Washington 28, Stanford 25--Cary Conklin passed for 2 scores and the Huskies beat the Cardinal in a Pac-10 game at Seattle.

Washington Coach Don James tied former USC coach John McKay as the winningest coach in Pac-10 history with his 70th conference victory.

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Jon Volpe gained 220 yards in 29 carries to break the Stanford record of 211 yards set by Darrin Nelson against San Jose State in 1977.

The Cardinal (3-4-1, 1-3-1) made it close when Jason Palumbis hit a pair of 8-yard touchdown passes, to Walter Batson and Chris Walsh, in the final 6:42.

The Huskies (5-3, 2-3) took a 28-9 lead early in the second half on a 31-yard scoring pass from Conklin to Aaron Jenkins.

Conklin also had a 15-yard touchdown pass to Brian Slater in the 1st quarter as the Huskies held a 21-9 halftime lead.

John Hopkins kicked 4 field goals--from 27, 25, 27 and 43 yards--to tie a Stanford record held by Rod Garcia, Bill Shoemaker and Mark Harmon.

California 10, Arizona 7--Troy Taylor hit Vince Delgado on a 55-yard touchdown pass play with 8:21 left to give the Bears (5-3, 1-3) a Pac-10 victory over the Wildcats at Tucson, Ariz.

Arizona (4-4, 2-3) had a chance to tie the score, but Doug Pfaff’s 34-yard field goal went wide left with 4:37 remaining.

Arizona took a 7-3 lead on the first play of the final quarter when Derek Hill caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Bart Recktenwald.

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