Oregon State escapes with a victory over Vikings
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.