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Pac-10: Rodgers turns in career day to help Oregon State beat Stanford, 38-28

The Beavers running back ran for 189 yards and had four touchdowns, and Oregon State knocked the Cardinal out of the top spot in the conference.

October 11, 2009|Associated Press

Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers ran for a career-high 189 yards and four touchdowns in the Beavers' 38-28 victory over Stanford on Saturday at Corvallis, Ore.

The loss ended a three-game winning streak and dropped Stanford (4-2, 3-1) out of the top spot in the Pacific-10 Conference.

Rodgers' four rushing touchdowns in the game matched a school record held by several others. His older brother, James Rodgers, caught five passes for 71 yards and another score for Oregon State (4-2, 2-1).

Stanford's Toby Gerhart, who was just starting to grab some Heisman Trophy buzz, ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Going into the game he was averaging 130 yards rushing to rank fourth in the nation.

Jacquizz Rodgers, a 5-foot-7 sophomore who was the Pac-10's offensive player of the year as a freshman, had been frustrated after three straight games with less than 100 yards rushing.

Despite his frustration, Rodgers was still averaging 102 yards rushing and 139 total offensive yards going into the game against Stanford.

Arizona State 27, at Washington State 14 -- Danny Sullivan ran for one touchdown and threw for another as the Sun Devils (3-2, 1-1) relied on the Pac-10's best defense to beat the Cougars.

Kyle Williams had 13 catches for 126 yards and a touchdown as Arizona State beat Washington State for the sixth straight time.

The Sun Devils won despite suffering three interceptions and losing six fumbles in unseasonably cold, windy conditions.

Washington State (1-5, 0-4) managed only 181 yards, 99 of them on the longest touchdown pass in school history. But it was their closest conference loss so far.

Sullivan played most of the game for Arizona State, although Brock Osweiler got some plays. Sullivan was 19 for 29 passing for 169 yards.

at Washington 36, Arizona 33 -- The Huskies' Mason Foster intercepted a deflected pass off the foot of the Wildcats' Delashaun Dean and returned it for a touchdown with 2:37 left, and the Huskies (3-3, 2-1) rallied with two touchdowns in the final three minutes to stun the Wildcats (3-2, 1-1).

Jake Locker had pulled Washington to within 33-28 on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 2:55 left.

On Arizona's first play of the next possession, quarterback Nick Foles tried to throw a screen that had worked against the Huskies' defense all night.

The screen was read by Washington's defense, and Foles tried to hit Dean. The throw was low and behind Dean, deflecting off his left foot and into the arms of Foster.

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