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Oregon State escapes with a victory over Vikings

Oregon State's Will Hopkins, a reserve offensive lineman, takes part in the Beaver Walk before the team's NCAA college football game against Washington State, in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Oregon State players are wearing replica 1942 letters, the last time the Beavers won the Rose Bowl. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

CORVALLIS, Ore. - After falling to Colorado State in their first game of the season, the Oregon State Beavers overcame a nail-biter of a game to outlast the Portland State Vikings and pick up their first victory of the season, 35-32.


With less than 2 minutes to play and the Beavers down 32-28, Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton took the Beavers on a quick drive that ended with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Hodgins, giving Oregon State a 35-32 lead with 1:08 remaining.

The Vikings were able to put together an impressive drive in the final minute of the game, with back-up quarterback Josh Kraght converting a 4th and 3 with 47 seconds left. A couple of plays set up Portland State in field goal range at the 29-yard line with three seconds left. But the kick went wide right from 46-yards, and the Beavers escaped with the victory.

Luton finished the game throwing 18-for-25 for 235 yards and 1 touchdown, as well as an interception, and runningback Ryan Nall racked up 59 yards and 1 touchdown on 16 carries.




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