Oregon State falls 37-34 to Colorado in double overtime; Everett Hayes kicks 60-yarder to force OT, then misses from 38
BOULDER, Colorado – Everett Hayes kicked a 60-yard field goal to force overtime, but then missed a 38-yarder in overtime when the Colorado Buffaloes beat the Oregon State Beavers 37:34 at Folsom Field on Saturday night outlasted.
Hayes nailed the 60-yard kick when the allotted time ran out to tie the game at 27:27. The Beavers and Buffaloes then traded touchdowns and extra points before Oregon State went on the offensive in the second overtime.
A hold on the Beavers put them behind the chains, and Oregon State got Hayes to attempt a 38-yarder. Hayes’ kick was just far left, and Colorado then took over on offensive.
Four games later, Cole Becker came from the Buffaloes and kicked a 43-yarder in the middle to give Colorado the win.
With the loss, bowl eligibility continued to elude the Beavers (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12), who want to return to a bowl game for the first time since 2013.
Tre’Shaun Harrison caught a 27-yard touchdown pass with 8:23 in the fourth quarter to kick off Oregon State. But Colorado’s Jarek Broussard broke a 49-yard run in the Buffaloes’ next offensive game, and that led to Brenden Rice’s 11-yard touchdown run that gave the Buffaloes a 27-24 lead.
Oregon State played its way up through the game and was able to lead Colorado in double digits in the first and second halves.
Oregon State continued its slow start problems when Colorado took a 13-10 half-time lead. The Buffaloes (3-6, 2-4) scored a goal on their first two drives before OSU went on the offensive. OSU’s problems were widespread, from a wild chance Nolan over seven penalties in the first half to a killer interception to stop a promising shot on goal.
The Beavers drew to 10-7 early in the second half when Jack Colletto ran 14 yards for a touchdown. The teams exchanged field goals in the last minute when Everett Hayes’ 45-yarder pulled OSU to three points at break.
Oregon State started the third quarter and failed, failing to turn a fourth and 2 at 41. Colorado conceded when Brendon Lewis threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Rice to increase the lead to 20-10.
OSU was quick to respond, moving 75 yards over seven games to bring the deficit down to 20-17. Trey Lowe finished the drive with a brilliant 32-yard run into the end zone.
The Beavers defense began to show a pulse and got the ball back for offense. A 14-game, 80-yard drive that included some hair-raising third and fourth down conversions ended with Harrison making his way into the end zone from 27 yards.
Oregon State is next on a return to Corvallis when the Beavers return home to play Stanford at Reser Stadium on Saturday at 2:30 a.m.
Here is a summary from Colorado OSU:
Trey Lowe was valuable almost every time he touched the ball. Lowe ran 60 yards, the highlight being a 32-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. Lowe also caught five passes for 52 yards. Lowe had a long run and a pass reception in the first half to convert third downs.
BJ Baylor had 22 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Tyjon Lindsey caught four passes for 30 yards, all in the final 20 minutes of the game.
Safety Kitan Oladapo had lost two tackles in the first half and finished with three.
GOOD STATUS: Slow starts have become an important issue for Oregon State. Colorado became the third team in a row to take a double-digit lead against OSU in the first quarter.
IMPORTANT: Oregon State radio play voice Mike Parker did not make the trip because he tested positive for COVID-19. It was the first road trip he had missed as the voice of the Beavers in 23 years.
OSU INJURY REPORT: LG Jake Levengood injured his ankle again in Q1 and never returned. WR Trevon Bradford injured his shoulder and hit the ground hard while trying to catch a catch early in the third quarter. WR Makiya Tongue (unknown injury) missed his third straight game.
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