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  Oregon State quarterback Chance Nolan, who started the Beavers' first five games before heading to the sideline with a neck injury, has put his name in the transfer portal. Nolan, a fifth-year junior, started 17 consecutive games, including the final 12 of the 2021 season. Late in the first quarter against Utah on Oct. 1, Nolan was tackled when running the ball and left the game. It was later announced as a neck strain. Third-year freshman Ben Gulbranson has started OSU's last seven games. He is 6-1 as the Beavers' starting quarterback.

Nolan completed 66 of 111 passes for 939 yards and eight touchdowns this season. During his three-year OSU career, the former JC transfer completed 316 of 520 passes for 4,153 yards. Oregon State is losing senior quarterback Tristan Gebbia from its roster in addition to Nolan. Expected to return next season are Gulbranson and freshmen Travis Throckmorton and Dom Montiel. High school senior Aidan Chiles, a 4-star quarterback prospect, made a verbal commitment to OSU and is expected to sign later in December. - The Oregonian


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  NOV 28 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kitan Oladapo, RS Jr., DB, Oregon State (Happy Valley, Ore.),...Led Oregon State with a career-best 17 tackles in the 38-34 win over Oregon Saturday. He added half a tackle for loss in the 2nd quarter on a 3rd and 12...His 17 tackles are tied for the 2nd most by a Pac-12 player this season...His previous best was 15 against Fresno State earlier this season when he was named the Pac-12's Defensive Player of the Week...The 17 tackles are also the 3rd most nationally by a defensive back this season...2nd time this season winning this award and the 4th time this season an Oregon State defensive back has been honored. The last time Oregon State had collectively won 4 Defensive Player of the Week awards in the same season was in 2008. Also nominated: Jaxen Turner, S, Arizona; Sione Vaki, S, Utah; Calen Bullock, DB, USC. - Pac-12 Football

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  NOV 28 PAC-12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cade Brownholtz, RS So., OLB, Oregon State (Sacramento, Calif.),...Blocked a punt by Oregon in the 2nd quarter of the Beavers' 38-34 win over the Ducks Saturday...While Oregon State did not score after recovering the block, it kept Oregon from pinning the Beavers deep inside their territory as the Ducks punted from OSU's 39. Oregon did not score on its next drive...1st Oregon State player to be named Special Teams Player of the Week since TE Luke Musgrave last season who also due to a blocked punt...Also nominated: Joshua Karty, K, Stanford; Jack Landherr IV, LS, UCLA. - Pac-12 Football

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  NOV 28 PAC-12 FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Damien Martinez, Fr., RB, Oregon State (Lewisville, Texas),...Totaled 103 yards on the ground in the win over Oregon, and became the first Beaver since Steven Jackson in 2003 to tally 6 consecutive 100-yard efforts...His last rush was a 43-yarder late in the 3rd quarter with Oregon State trailing 31-10. The Beavers scored on the drive and finished with 28 of the game's final 31 points...Averaged 6.9 yards per rush...Now 3rd in the Pac-12 with 970 rushing yards this season and is within striking distance of the 18th 1,000-yard season in OSU history and 4th by a freshman...Ranks 2nd nationally among freshmen for total rushing yards...Back-to-back weeks and 3rd time winning this season, also taking home the honors in Week 8. Joins Cal RB Jaydn Ott as the only 3-time winners this season. Also nominated: Jacob Manu, LB, Arizona; Sione Vaki, S, Utah; T.J. Harden, RB, UCLA; Raleek Brown, RB, USC. - Pac-12 Football

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  Isaiah Newell ran for the go-ahead touchdown with 8:11 remaining, and No. 22 Oregon State took advantage of critical mistakes in the fourth quarter by No. 10 Oregon to rally for a 38-34 victory on Saturday. The Beavers (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12, No 21 CFP) trailed 31-10 late in the third quarter and 34-17 early in the fourth, but the Ducks (9-3, 7-2, No. 9 CFP) gave their rivals a short field on three consecutive possessions, leading to touchdowns. First, Oregon gave up a 48-yard kickoff return by Silas Bolden, and a facemask penalty set up Oregon State at the Ducks 36. Newell ran for a 15-yard touchdown to make it 34-24. Next, Oregon punter Alex Bales dropped the snap and fell on the ball at his own 2. Two plays later, Ben Gulbranson pounded it in from 1 yard to get Oregon State within 34-31.

Oregon then went for it on fourth-and-1 at its own 29, and quarterback Bo Nix was stopped for a 1-yard loss on the Ducks' only called QB run of the game. Newell scored four plays later, with a convoy of blockers helping to push him into the end zone from 6 yards out. The Ducks can still make the Pac-12 championship game but needed Washington State to beat rival Washington later Saturday. If Washington wins, No. 14 Utah would advance to the title game against No. 5 Southern California. Oregon State ran for 268 yards and five touchdowns, overcoming its lack of a passing game. Damien Martinez led the way with 103 yards on 15 carries. Ben Gulbanson was just 6 of 13 for 60 yard with two interceptions, but he ran for two scores. Newell scored on his only two carries of the game. Nix passed for 327 yards and two touchdowns and Oregon finished with 470 total yards, but Nix's inability to run was a major factor. - Oregon State/AP College Football


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  NOV 21 PAC-12 FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Damien Martinez, Fr., RB, Oregon State (Lewisville, Texas),...Topped 100 yards rushing for the 5th consecutive game, becoming the 1st OSU back to do so since Steven Jackson in 2003...Ran for 2 touchdowns in the win at Arizona State...57 of his 138 rushing yards came after contact...10 of his 22 carries went for first downs or touchdowns in the win...Has 722 yards rushing over his last 6 games...Needs just 133 yards to have the fourth 1,000-yard effort by a freshman in OSU history...OSU won 31-7 for the 1st time since 2009 and just the 2nd time since 1969...2nd time winning this season, also taking home the honors in Week 8. 1st Oregon State player to win this award multiple times and 3rd player to do it this season (Cal RB Jaydn Ott & Arizona WR Tetairoa McMillan). Also nominated: Jaydn Ott, RB, California; Tetairoa McMillan, WR, Arizona; Fa'alili Fa'amoe, RT, Washington State; Raleek Brown, RB, USC; Simote Pepa, DT, Utah. - Pac-12 Football

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  Damien Martinez ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns in No. 25 Oregon State's 31-7 win over Arizona State on Saturday. The Beavers (8-3, 5-3 Pac-12) won for just the second time at ASU since 1972; they were 1-19 on the road against the Sun Devils going into the game. The Sun Devils (3-8, 2-6) played their final home game of the season, falling to 2-6 under interim coach Shaun Aguano, who replaced Herm Edwards on Sept. 20. The Beavers dominated, especially in the second half. They had 28 first downs to Arizona State's 13. Oregon State quarterback Ben Gulbrandson threw a touchdown pass and was 15 of 21 for 188 yards passing. His 8-yard touchdown run on a quarterback draw on third-and goal made it 28-7 Oregon State with 10 seconds left in the third quarter.

Arizona State went 67 yards in seven plays, keyed by Xazavian Valladay's 39-yard run. Valladay ran 11 yards 1:53 to play in the first half to make it 7-7. Valladay finished with 109 yards in 13 carries. But Gulbrandson connected with tight end Jack Velling for a 21-yard touchdown with 1:06 to go in the first half to put Oregon State ahead 14-7. The 75-yard drive took 45 seconds and four plays, two of them to a wide-open Velling. Martinez ran for a 12-yard touchdown to cap a 10-play drive to start the second half for Oregon State. Gulbranson has thrown for 1,005 yards and eight TDs with one interception and two rushing touchdowns since replacing injured starter Chance Nolan (neck) for the Beavers' last six games. Trent Bourguet, who came out of last week's loss at Washington State with a leg injury, started for the Sun Devils and was 20 of 32 for 122 yards. He ran eight times for 26 yards. - Oregon State/AP College Football


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  Oregon State's Ben Gulbranson threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score, and the Beavers' defense turned in another strong performance in a 38-10 victory Saturday night over California. Oregon State (7-3, 4-3 Pac-12) got a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown from Anthony Gould, and did enough offensively to control the game with 362 total yards. Damien Martinez had his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game with 105 yards on 23 carries. Gulbranson completed 15 of 23 passes for 137 yards, and is 4-1 since replacing Chance Nolan as the Beavers' starting quarterback. Oregon State is guaranteed of having a winning season for the second consecutive year. A week after scoring 35 points in a loss at USC, the Bears (3-7, 1-6 conference) were limited to 160 total yards and didn't score an offensive touchdown. It was one of Oregon State's most impressive defensive games of the season. - Oregon State/AP College Football

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  Left guard Marco Brewer is out for the season after leaving the Oct. 24 game against Colorado with an undisclosed injury. Smith said Brewer would be sidelined for a couple months. - The Oregonian

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  OCT 24 PAC-12 FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Damien Martinez, Fr., RB, Oregon State (Lewisville, Texas),...Topped 100 yards for the second consecutive game, totaling 178 rushing with 3 touchdowns to lead Oregon State to a win over Colorado, and giving the Beavers bowl eligibility. 178 yards mark the 3rd-best single-game total by a Pac-12 running back this season. Per PFF, 60 of his 178 yards came after contact. The 3 touchdowns, meanwhile, are tied for the single-game high in the conference in 2022. Had 3 carries of 20 or more yards, including a game-high 40-yard rush. Of his 22 carries in the game, 3 went for touchdowns and additional 10 went for first downs. Martinez has 372 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns over his last 3 games. He's carried the ball 41 times over that stretch, averaging 9.07 yards per carry. The freshman now has an OSU-best 517 rush yards on 79 carries this season, an average of 6.54 per rush. He's also scored five rushing touchdowns. Only the 2nd Oregon State player to win this award since it was created in 2019. LB Omar Speights brought it home in Week 10 of 2019. Also nominated: Ernest Cooper, EDGE, Stanford; Jordan James, RB, Oregon. - Pac-12 Football

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  OCT 24 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Alex Austin, RS So., DB, Oregon State (Long Beach, Calif.),...Became the 1st Oregon State player with a Pick 6 when he returned an INT 42 yards in Saturday's win over Colorado. The victory pushed the Beavers to bowl eligibility. The Pick 6 came in the third quarter and sent OSU to a 35-3 lead. Austin is one of just six defensive backs in the Pac-12 to record at least one touchdown this season. He's the first since October 8. Also recorded 3 tackles and a pass breakup. The INT was the 2nd of the season for Austin and the 4th of his career. 1st time winning this award but the 3rd different Oregon State defensive back to win this season (Jaydon Grant - Week 1, Kitan Oladipo - Week 2). First school to have 3 different players win Defensive Player of the Week in the same season since Oregon last year and first time the Beavers have done it since the award started in 1983. Also nominated: Christian Gonzalez, DB, Oregon; Kyle Soelle, LB, Arizona State; Mo Osling III, DB, UCLA; Levani Damuni, ILB, Stanford. - Pac-12 Football

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  Damien Martinez ran for a career-high 178 yards and three touchdowns, and Oregon State's defense turned in another strong performance Saturday night in a 42-9 victory over Colorado. The Beavers (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) have won three straight games and are bowl eligible for the second year in a row after ending a seven-year bowl hiatus last season. Colorado (1-6, 1-3 Pac-12), playing its second game under interim head coach Mike Sanford, was unable to build off the momentum of last week's overtime victory against California. Oregon State extended a 21-3 halftime lead to 28-3 on a 60-yard touchdown pass from Ben Gulbranson to tight end Jack Velling on the opening drive of the third quarter.

On Colorado's first offensive play of the second half, J.T. Shrout's pass intended for tight end Brady Russell was intercepted by cornerback Alex Austin and returned 42 yards for a touchdown. The pick 6 gave the Beavers a 35-3 advantage. The Buffaloes finally scored a touchdown on Jayle Stacks' 1-yard run late in the third quarter to culminate an 80-yard drive. Martinez, who was a workhorse with 22 carries, opened the scoring with a 4-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. - Oregon State/AP College Football


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  With Ben Gulbranson making his second career start at quarterback for Oregon State on Saturday night, the Beavers relied heavily on their running game and defense in a 24-10 victory over Washington State. Good strategy. Oregon State (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12 Conference) rushed for 203 yards and Jack Colletto ran for two short touchdowns in handing Washington State (4-3, 1-3) its third loss in four games. The Cougars relied almost exclusively on the arm of quarterback Cameron Ward, who threw 54 passes in the game. A 50-yard run off left tackle by Damien Martinez to the 4-yard line late in the third quarter set up Colletto's 2-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter, giving the Beavers a 24-10 lead.

Trailing by 14 points with six minutes remaining, Ward was forced out of the pocket on fourth-and-8 from the Cougars' 37-yard line and his desperation heave fell incomplete. Oregon State missed a 31-yard field goal with about three minutes left that would have made it a three-score game, but the Beavers defense sealed the win. The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter. Midway through the third quarter Gulbranson rolled to his left and threw into the end zone to wide receiver Anthony Gould, who leaped high in the air and came down with a 17-yard touchdown catch, increasing the Beavers' lead to 17-3. Back came the Cougars. Ward completed five of six passes on an 80-yard touchdown drive, culminated by a 9-yard touchdown toss to running back Jaylen Jenkins that cut the Beavers' lead to 17-10 at 4:15 of the third quarter. The Cougars didn't score again. - Oregon State/AP College Football


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  Ben Gulbranson threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Shaun Harrison with 13 seconds remaining and Oregon State overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Stanford 28-27 on Saturday night. The Cardinal (1-4, 0-4 Pac-12) appeared to be in control of the game when they took a 24-10 lead into the fourth quarter with the Oregon State (4-2, 1-2) using a backup quarterback. Instead, they collapsed down the stretch and lost their 11th straight game against an FBS opponent. Gulbranson threw a 21-yard TD pass on fourth down to Silas Bolden on the second play of the fourth quarter to start the comeback.

Damien Martinez added a 43-yard touchdown run to make it 24-22 but the Beavers missed both 2-point tries to keep Stanford in the lead. The Cardinal nearly out the clock before settling for a 46-yard field goal with 58 seconds left. But Gulbranson needed only three plays to go 76 yards for the win. After two short completions, he took a shot down the sideline for Harrison, who leaped over Ethan Bonner for the catch. Patrick Fields appeared in position to make the tackle but Harrison got by him for the score. Gulbranson finished 20 for 28 for 250 yards and two TDs in his first collegiate start in place of the injured Chance Nolan. Tanner McKee threw two long touchdown passes to Brycen Tremayne but it wasn't enough for the Cardinal, who haven't beaten an FBS team since topping Oregon on Oct. 2, 2021. Stanford set a school record with its 10th straight conference loss. - Oregon State/AP College Football


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  Chance Nolan threw for 276 yards and four touchdowns and Oregon State remained undefeated with a 68-28 victory over Montana State at Portland's Providence Park on Saturday night. Anthony Gould caught a pair of touchdown passes and returned a punt for another score for the Beavers, who are 3-0 to open the season for the first time since 2014. Providence Park is normally home to Major League Soccer's Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League. Oregon State hadn't played in Portland since 1986. Montana State is using a two-quarterback system this season, with Tommy Mellott and Wyoming transfer Sean Chambers. Mellott threw for 101 yards with three interceptions, while running for 135 yards. Chambers ran for 35 yards and three touchdowns.

The Bobcats (2-1) - who haven't defeated an FBS team since 2006, when they beat current Pac-12 member Colorado 19-10 - were coming off a 63-13 victory over Morehead State in Bozeman. Deshawn Fenwick gave the Beavers the early lead with a 25-yard scoring run up the middle. Montana State answered with Chambers' 7-yard keeper on the Bobcats' first series of the game. Nolan hit Tre'Shaun Harrison with a 6-yard scoring pass to give the Beavers a 14-7 lead. Mellott was intercepted on Montana State's subsequent drive and Oregon State took advantage, scoring on Nolan's 1-yard keeper. But Marqui Johnson scored for the Bobcats on a 98-yard kickoff return to close the gap to 21-14. Silas Bolden scored for the Beavers on a 24-yard pass from Nolan midway though the second quarter. Nolan added a 9-yard scoring pass to Gould to make it 34-14 going into halftime. - Oregon State/AP College Football


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