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Utah players welcome former Oregon WR Darren Carrington Jr.

Utah players welcome former Oregon WR Darren Carrington Jr.

HOLLYWOOD, Cal. - Utah defensive tackle Filipo Mokofisi has a message for new Utes' wide receiver Darren Carrington Jr.:

The whole thing about him catching that 17-yard, game-winning touchdown pass with two seconds remaining during Oregon's 30-28 upset win last season at Rice Eccles-Stadium - don't go there. 

"I'm excited to get him," Mokofisi said Thursday during Pac-12 Media Days. Then, with a smile, he added: "Obviously that (touchdown play) hurt. And he can't talk about it. At all. I haven't met him yet, but Darren, if you're watching, you can't talk about it at all."

Carrington could make up for that play by making similar plays for the Utes this season. He is reportedly in the process of transferring to Utah after Oregon coach Willie Taggart dismissed him from the Ducks following a DUII arrest on July 1. 

Losing Carrington, who caught 112 career passes for 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns during his career at Oregon and would have been the Ducks' No. 1 receiver this season, will hurt the Ducks' receiver depth. 

Utah is willing to take the chance that Carrington can put his checkered past behind him for four months, motivated by the fact that his NFL Draft stock has been sinking like a rock since he tested positive for marijuana prior to the 2015 national championship game, leading to a six-game suspension. 

A strong season for Carrington could help him recoup some of the future NFL money he has undoubtedly squandered with his antics. Such a performance could also help Utah, which will play at Oregon on Oct. 28. 

"We're all about second chances," Mokofisi. "We've had a lot of players in the past that have that. So, I feel like we'll be fine."

"I think we will do a great job embracing him as a player and as a person," Utah offensive tackle Salesi Uhatafe added. 

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said accepting Carrington onto his team wasn't an easy decision. 

"It's always a tough decision when you're talking about a player that you're going to add to your program that potentially has a checkered past," he said. "You have to make a decision based on all the information you can gather. Based on the athlete's attitude. You know, is he remorseful? Does he understand that he's done some stupid things and ready to put it behind him and move on? There is so much that goes into it. It's a judgment call. You're not always right. But I feel in this case it was the right thing to do to give Darren another opportunity."

According to Whittingham, Carrington is on campus but not yet cleared to practice as he goes through the transfer process. Once completed, Whittingham said Carrington would be on a "short leash."

"He's a terrific talent on the field," Whittingham said. "One of the common denominators that came back from all the people I talked to about Darren was his fierce, competitive drive on the field, on the practice field. He's just a guy that is the ultimate competitor. Brings a toughness to that receiver position that will help us out."

Whittingham said he spent a lot of time talking to Carrington and his parents about what he must do to succeed at Utah. 

"You know, it was very apparent that he'll be the first to admit that he's done some dumb things, made some bad decisions," Whittingham said. "But he's got the right attitude right now. He's bound and determined to put this behind him, move forward. Try to have a successful senior year, and then hopefully have a chance to move on to the next level."

No. 7 Oregon electrifies Utah... and not just by the uniforms...Ducks cruise to 79-61 win

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No. 7 Oregon electrifies Utah... and not just by the uniforms...Ducks cruise to 79-61 win

How Oregon won: The No. 7 Ducks started the game off the same as the color of their uniforms: energized. Oregon's offense caught Utah sleeping under the basket and took advantage of that space due to an injured Utah forward Kyle Kuzma, who was out for tonight's game due to an ankle sprain. The Ducks' ball movement improved thanks to freshman guard Payton Pritchard dishing out seven assists and finding the hot hands of sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey, junior forward Dillon Brooks, and junior forward Jordan Bell. Oregon (23-4, 12-2 Pac-12) rolled to a 79-61 victory over the Utes (17-9, 8-6 Pac-12) and earned its 41st straight home win.

"Well I thought, defensively, our activity was pretty good for the most part," said Oregon coach Dana Altman following the game. "We did hold them to 38 percent and if you take nine putbacks off that then we really did play well defensively.... 18 assists I though was pretty good, we had too many turnovers, we got sloppy, we left our feet a lot... but all in all it was a good win. And now we got a quick turn around, we play at noon on Saturday, so got to put this one behind us pretty quick and get ready for the next one."

Although Oregon won the rebounding battle 38 to 31, the Utes grabbed 14 offensive rebounds leading to 19 second-chance points. Yikes. This was even without 6-foot-9 forward Kuzma in the game. Oregon will have to clean this up with only one home game and three away games left before the Pac-12 Tournament. 

"That was a big disappointment," said Altman. "19 to 3 second chance points, usually with a number like that you don't win the game. With Colorado and Cal coming up, two best offensive rebounding teams in the league, very disappointing stat."

Defensively, besides the rebounding, Oregon looked solid and grabbed 31 defensive rebounds that lead to 14 fast break points. Bell and senior forward Chris Boucher showed why they are two of the nation's leading shot-blockers with eight of the team's 10 blocks. When the Ducks cause turnovers and push the tempo, this is where Oregon basketball thrives.    

What it means: In the last week alone, Oregon has struggle to maintain a lead. Against UCLA, the Ducks had a 19-point lead that slowly diminished. Not tonight. Oregon jumped to a quick 16-point lead at half and kept it this time. However, the Ducks did commit 13 turnovers and will need to clean this up. Thank goodness Utah had a poor night shooting from the field at just 38 percent.

Key sequence: Out of the half and with a 16-point lead, the Ducks continued to control the pace and rhythm of the game. They didn't take their foot off the gas once they had a double digit lead. With the score 41-25 at half, Oregon's 16-point lead quickly jumped to a 20-plus and stayed there until the end.  

High flying Ducks: Dorsey found his shot early and often to finish with 16 points on six-of-eleven shooting from the field. Brooks finished with 20 points on nine-for-13 shooting and another posterizing dunk. Bell finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, and five blocks.  

Fowl play: It was a solid defensive effort with minimal fouling, but Dorsey and junior forward Kavell Bigby-Williams finished with three fouls each.

Up next: Oregon hosts Colorado (16-11, 6-8 Pac-12) at noon on Saturday. The Ducks lost  74-65 at Colorado on Jan. 28.

Boucher's mom in attendance for first time EVER. Preview: No. 7 Oregon vs. Utah

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Boucher's mom in attendance for first time EVER. Preview: No. 7 Oregon vs. Utah

It’s senior week down here in Eugene, OR and the last week playing in front of Matthew Knight Arena Ducks fans for forward Chris Boucher, guard Dylan Ennis, and guard Charlie Noebel. How will the Ducks respond to such an emotional time? We’ll find out at 6:05 p.m. tomorrow evening as No. 7 Oregon (22-4, 11-2 Pac-12) hosts Utah (17-8, 8-5 Pac-12).

“Well they’re still scoring a lot of points,” said Oregon coach Dana Altman. “Very good offensive team and really hurt us with the dribble-penetration so we’ll have to do a lot better job there. Very explosive team.”

It’s that time of the year to play teams twice.

Let’s rewind three weeks to Thursday, January 26th. Oregon came away with a 73-67 victory over the Utes in Salt Lake City. Although Oregon got the win, Utah’s big men, junior’s David Collette and Kyle Kuzma, had quite the impact under the basket. Kuzma nearly recorded a double-double finishing with 18 points and nine rebounds. He also went two-of-four from behind the arc, so he isn’t afraid to shoot the deep ball when given good looks. 

Boucher and Bell will have their hands full containing both Collette and Kuzma. However, Boucher will have some added energy because this will be the first game EVER that his mom will be in attendance for one of his basketball games. 

“I’m going to be happy to be capable to look at her, that’s really going to help me out,” said Boucher. “But I’m going to play the same way and bring what I have to do for the team.”

The Ducks will also seek to extend their home-win streak to 41 games.

A quick look at the game:

No. 7 Oregon vs. Utah

Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR

When: 6:05 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Records: Ducks (22-4, 11-2 Pac-12), Utes (17-8, 8-5 Pac-12). 

Last outings: The Ducks ended their road trip splitting the L.A. schools with a 81-70 win over the USC Trojans. Utah routed Washington at home 85-61. 

Coaches: UO's Dana Altman (176-68 at Oregon, 586-311 Division I). Utah’s Larry Krystkowiak (112-81 at Utah, 154-101 overall). 

Key Ducks: G Tyler Dorsey, 6-4, So., (13.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, .395 3PT%), G Dylan Ennis, 6-2, Sr., (10.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, .392 3PT%), G Payton Pritchard, 6-2, Fr., (8.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg), F Jordan Bell, 6-9, Jr., (10.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.1 bpg), F Dillon Brooks, 6-7, Jr., (14.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, .410 3PT%), F Chris Boucher, 6-10, Sr., (12.0 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.7 bpg).

Key Utes: F David Collette, 6-10, Jr., (14.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg), G Devon Daniels, 6-5, Fr., (10.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg), F Kyle Kuzma, 6-9, Jr., (15.7 ppg, 10.2 rpg), G Lorenzo Bonam, 6-4, Sr., (13.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg).

Notes: Jordan Bell is the only player in the Pac-12 ranked in the top 10 in rebounds (9th), blocks (4th) and steals (9th). He is also second in the league in fi eld goal percentage (.614)…The last three seasons, the Ducks are undefeated (17-0) after Valentines’ Day…The Ducks lead the nation at 6.9 blocks per game, and also lead the nation in total blocks with 179. Individually, Chris Boucher is 13th nationally in blocks per game (2.7), with Jordan Bell 38th (2.1 bpg).

No. 10 Oregon extends win streak, escapes with 73-67 win over Utah

No. 10 Oregon extends win streak, escapes with 73-67 win over Utah

How Oregon won: It was a scrappy game from start to finish with multiple adjustments along the way before the Ducks won 73-67 on the road.

Oregon did most of its damage in the paint. The Ducks struggled from behind the arc and shot just 28 percent on five-of-18 shooting from three-point range. Oregon was forced to search for another answer and found it in junior forwards Jordan Bell and Dillon Brooks. When the pick-and-roll is executed correctly, it's difficult to stop. Brooks and Bell executed the pick-and-roll to near perfection which lead to several of Bell's statement dunks.   

However, this game was far from comfortable. The Utes, helped by their energized fans, came to play and put up a fight for all 40-minutes. Utah showed why it had only lost two games and although was unranked, is still dangerous. As this one came down to the wire, the Ducks did not finish well. Oregon had a lead of 13 points in the final eight minutes and slowly let up on the gas pedal. Utah (14-6, 5-3 Pac-12)came crawling back and was within four points with under two minutes to go.

But the No. 10 Ducks (19-2, 8-0) escaped with the win to extend their winning streak to 17.

What it means: Utah definitely had its eye on Oregon. The Utes fans were rowdy, loud, and tried to get into the Ducks' collective heads, especially Brooks. It may have worked too. Oregon will have to finish much more efficiently than tonight. The Ducks still have to play on the road at other hostile environments such as UCLA and USC, against teams Oregon has already defeated this season.   

Key sequence: Oregon made good adjustments out of halftime. At the 14:49 mark, Bell made his presence known with another one of his remarkable dunks. Brooks hit him on a pick and roll with no defense in his way. This gave Oregon a 44-41 lead before hot-handed junior guard Casey Benson hit a three-pointer to extend the Ducks' lead to 47-41. A pair of Oregon free throws later and yet another Bell-to-Brooks pick-and-roll dunk gave Oregon a 52-43 lead with eleven minutes left in the game. The Ducks rode this cushion, but only temporarily.

High flying Ducks: Jordan Bell seemingly put on his own dunk contest to finish with 15 points. Despite missing one game due to a left foot sprain, Brooks was back in typical Brooks fashion. Brooks did not look limited in the slightest and finished with 19 points on 7 of 15 from the field. Senior guard Dylan Ennis also had a nice game attacking and finishing at the rim with 13 points and five rebounds.

Fowl play: Freshman guard Payton Pritchard picked up his third foul about two minutes into the second half and was sent to the bench. Senior Chris Boucher finished with four fouls, but pulled down seven rebounds.  

Up next: Oregon continues its road trip at Colorado (11-10, 1-7 Pac-12) at 6:30 p.m.. Saturday.

Preview: No. 10 Oregon at Utah

Preview: No. 10 Oregon at Utah

Could this be No. 10 Oregon’s biggest road test so far this season? The Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12) face an unranked but still dangerous Utah team (14-5, 5-2 Pac-12) in Salt Lake City tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The two Pac-12 teams that Utah has lost to this season are currently in the top ten national rankings and have been by a margin of 10 points or less: at No. 7 Arizona (66-56) and at home to No. 8 UCLA (83-82). 

Ducks sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey said this week, “They [Utah] played UCLA very hard. They probably figured they could’ve won that game if they would’ve boxed out at the end, but they’re definitely going to look at us as one of those games they need to probably get into March Madness or later in the season that will help them.”

A question that remains is the status of junior forward Dillon Brooks, who exited the game just before halftime against California last Thursday, with a sprained left foot.

“We’ll just have to wait and see,” said Oregon coach Dana Altman on the status of Brooks. “It will be a game-time decision. He didn’t do anything yesterday [Monday], he’ll do some shooting and some warming up today I think is what the trainer said [Tuesday]…”

A quick look at the game:

No. 10 Oregon vs. Utah

Where: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

When: 7:37 p.m., Thursday January 26, 2017.

TV: FS1. 

Records: Ducks (18-2 overall, 7-0 Pac-12), Utes (14-5, 5-2 Pac-12). 

Last outings: Oregon picked up its 16 win in a row at home against Stanford last Saturday, 69-52. Utah routed Washington 94-72 in Seattle last Saturday.

Coaches: UO's Dana Altman (172-66 at Oregon, 582-309 Division I). Utah’s Larry Krystkowiak (82-66 at Utah, 31-69 with NBA Milwaukee Bucks from 2006-2008).

Key Ducks: G Tyler Dorsey, 6-4, So., (12.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, .392 3FG pct.), G Dylan Ennis, 6-2, Sr., (11.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg), G Payton Pritchard, 6-2, Fr., (8.0 ppg, 3.6 apg), F Jordan Bell, 6-9, Jr., (11.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.2 bpg), F Dillon Brooks, 6-7, Jr., (13.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg), F Chris Boucher, 6-10, Sr., (13.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.9 bpg).

Key Utes: G Lorenzo Bonam, 6-4, Sr. (career-high 24 points vs. Washington), F Devon Daniels, 6-5, Fr., (11.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg), F David Collette, 6-10, Jr. (14.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg), G Sedrick Barefield, 6-2, So., (11.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg).

Notes: The Ducks are on a current 16-game win streak, which breaks the program record… Utah’s Bonam and Daniels coming off career-high games vs. Washington…Oregon has defeated six consecutive Pac-12 opponents by an average of 24.3 points per game…The Ducks have held 18-of-20 opponents this season to under 70 points…Oregon also leads the nation at 7.7 blocks per game (Boucher 2.9 bpg, Bell 2.2 bpg).

Game prediction: Oregon limps into No. 11 Utah looking for something to cling to

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Game prediction: Oregon limps into No. 11 Utah looking for something to cling to

What does Oregon get for its troubles following a 52-27 loss last week at home against Stanford?: A road game against a better version of the Cardinal. 

The Ducks play at No. 11 Utah Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah, and on paper have zero chance to win, or even remain close. So much so that the 14-point spread appears to be an insult to Utah by about 10 points. 

Oregon (3-7, 1-6 Pac-12) will roll into Utah (8-2, 5-2) with the second-worst rushing defense in the Pac-12 at 255.4 yards allowed per game to face the hottest rushing attack in the conference. 

"Same thing as last week, really," Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke said. "You've got to stop the run. There's no doubt about it."

Uh oh!

Oregon hasn't stopped the run all season. Not even against UC Davis and Virginia in what seems like ions ago. Stanford's Christian McCaffrey ran wild last week, scoring three touchdowns as the Cardinal, owners of the worst offense in the conference, averaging 340 yards per game, put up 540 yards of total offense on the Ducks. 

Utah, averaging 433.7 yards per game is better on offense than Stanford thanks to the amazing performances of running back Joe Williams. He "retired" for four games to start the season only to be talked back into playing. Since his return, Williams has averaged 216 total yards and 156.5 yards rushing per game. He has gained 939 rushing yards on 7.0 yards per carry.  

“He's maybe the most explosive and the fastest of any of the backs we've had here as far as a home run-type back that can go the distance from anywhere on the field,” Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham told reporters this week.

To make matters worse for Oregon, Williams runs behind a veteran offensive line. 

"They are physical upfront," Hoke said. "Very senior-oriented offensive line with three guys up there that have played a lot of football."

The Ducks are the opposite with one senior starting on a young defense that has rotated through 14 defensive linemen this season. 

"We had a good week of practice, same thing we did the week before," Hoke said. "Our guys have come out and fought, and been physical every time we go on the field."

That intensity has not translated into strong performances on game days. Saturday will likely be no different. 

A quick look at Utah:

When: 11 a.m., Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah.

T.V.: Pac-12 Networks. 

Betting line: Utah by 14.

Records: Oregon (3-7, 1-6 Pac-12), Utah (8-2, 5-2). 

Coaches: Oregon's Mark Helfrich (36-15); Utah's Kyle Whittingham (103-48). 

Last week: Oregon lost 52-27 to Stanford (7-3, 5-3). Utah won 49-26 at Arizona State (5-5, 2-5). 

Utes' impact players: Utah's passing game is its weakness.

Quarterback Troy Williams isn't asked to throw much but when he does he has been effective, throwing 13 touchdown passes with five interceptions. Williams' 54.9 completion percentage is something Oregon could take advantage of if the Ducks avoid allowing big plays in the passing game. 

That means stopping senior wide receiver Tim Patrick, who has scored five touchdowns and is averaging 17.1 yards per reception. 

On defense, Utah will get after the quarterback. The Utes lead the conference with 35 sacks. Senior defensive end Hunter Dimick leads the conference with 12. Senior defensive end Pita Taumoepenu has seven. 

Fear factor (five-point scale): 5-plus. This could get ugly. If Utah, allowing just 23 points per game, puts the clamps on Herbert the Ducks will be dead and buried. 

Nothing we've seen this season should lead anyone to believe Oregon will hold Utah's offense in check. The Ducks could get hot on offense and score enough to make things interesting. But this is a Utes team that has scored 125 points over their last three games, and two weeks ago narrowly lost 31-24 to No. 7 Washington, a team that won 70-21 at Oregon. 

Prediction: Utah 47, Oregon 24. The Ducks appeared demoralized against Stanford. UO is simply too young and too banged up on defense, too young along the offensive line with four redshirt freshmen, have too many off-field distractions (discipline issues) and nothing to play for. 

Beavers fail to pull the upset over No.21 Utah

Beavers fail to pull the upset over No.21 Utah

The wind and rain pounded Reser Stadium on Saturday, making for a sloppy, mistake filled first half of football in Corvallis. Once the rain settled down, so did the Beavers, as they nearly mounted a second half comeback to upset No. 21 Utah.

As was expected, thanks in large part to the big storm attacking the region, this game was won on the ground.  The Utes only passed for 42 totals yards, while OSU only passed for 100, much of which came on the final drives as they tried to make a comeback.

The Beavers trailed 12-0 at halftime, but some great halftime adjustments gave them a chance to take the lead early in the fourth quarter. However, their comeback hopes were dealt a giant blow when quarterback Darell Garretson fell to the ground clutching his left leg after a second and goal play. The junior transfer had to be helped off the field by trainers, and was replaced by freshman Conor Blount. Blount failed to move the ball on third down, then the special teams unit missed a field goal. 

Blount's night didn't end much better than Garretson's, as he was pancaked on the very next drive and had to leave the game as well. To make matters worse, workhorse running Ryan Nall only had one carry, and missed most of the game after aggravating an ankle injury.

The injuries caught up to Oregon State, and in the end they were just too much for the Beavers to overcome.

For Utah, they can thank Joe Williams for leading them to victory. Williams, who recently unretired to help the injury-riddled Utah run game, rushed for 179 yards  and a touchdown.  Outside of Williams, the Utah offense was nowhere to be seen.

Neither team could establish an air game, but what Oregon State did through the air was laughable. Garretson went just 1 for 11 in the first half, gaining just a single yard and adding an interception to boot. He added to his futility by starting the second half 0-5. Before he left the game he was a measly 4 for 20, for just 24 yards.

Not all this can be put on Garretson, as the offensive play calling was a bit of a head scratcher. Given the severe weather, one would think that OSU would have relied on the run game. However, the Beavers continually tried to establish the passing game, to no avail.  Passing into a 35 mph wind, and passing with a 35 mph wind both make for a bad recipe for any quarterback.

In fact, Oregon States insistence on passing the ball, despite the conditions, may have been a key factor in the loss. Oregon State had a near 50/50 split, running 35 runs plays and 30 passing plays, while Utah ran the ball 60 times compared to just 13 pass attempts.

Of course, as is always the case, there are a lot of keys that could have changed the game. I.E. Garrett Owens missing his only two field goal attempts. Garretson nearly throwing an interception that was nearly returned for a score. The list could go on.

In the end, the Beavers dropped a very winnable game. While there are no moral victories, even in defeat they showed they are continuing to improve. Now if they can just learn to pass the ball.

Final score: Utah 19 – Oregon State 14

Next Up: The Beavers take the trip up north to take on the Washington Huskies. Kickoff is set for 3:30 PM at Husky Stadium in Seattle. 

FINAL STATS:

Beavers:

Passing:

Darell Garretson – 4 for 20, 24 yards and an interception

Marcus McMaryion – 5 for 9, 76 yards

Rushing:

Ryan Nall – 1 attempts, 32 yards

Victor Bolden – 7 attempts, 61 yards

Artavis Pierce – 9 attempts, 60 yards

Receiving:

Victor Bolden: 3 catches, 25 yards

Seth Collins – 2 cataches, 18 yards

Utes:

Passing:

Troy Williams – 4 for 13, 42 yards

Rushing:

Joe Williams – 34 carries, 179 yards and a touchdown

Cory Butler Byrd – 10 carries for 54 yards

Receiving:

Raelon Singleton – 1 catch 25 yards

Darell Garretson leaves game vs Utah with leg injury

Darell Garretson leaves game vs Utah with leg injury

The Beavers comeback took a blow with 8:33 remaining in the game when junior quarterback Darell Garretson left the game with an apparent left leg injury.

Garretson tried to hobble of the field after a second and goal play, but couldn’t make it, falling to the turf as he grabbed his left leg.

It was unclear to me if it was a contact or non-contact injury.

Trainers came out and eventually had to help Garretson off the field, while he put zero weight on the injured leg.

He was re-evaluated on the sideline before being carted off to the locker. We will update you with any new information as we get it.

UPDATE: Garretson was seen on crutches with a walking boot on his left foot prior to the end of the game. An OSU spokesman confirmed it was a left ankle injury, but would not elaborate. Garretson's status for next weekend's game against the Huskies is still unknown. 

Wind and rain make for a sloppy first half in Corvallis

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Wind and rain make for a sloppy first half in Corvallis

The storm of the century is slamming the Pacific Northwest, and somewhere amongst the high winds and heavy rains, there is a college football game being played.

The No.21 Utah Utes are taking on the Oregon State Beavers in a lopsided affair. The Beavers have been unable to muster any offense whatsoever, while Utah has found a formula to run all over the Beavers defense.

Utah’s Joe Williams, who recently unretired to help the injury riddled Utah run game, has set the pace.  The senior running back leads the way with 142 yards rushing and one touchdown.

For the Beavers, the offensive play calling has been a bit of a head scratcher. Given the severe weather, one would think that OSU would rely on the run game. However, the Beavers have continually tried to establish the passing game, and it hasn’t worked out.

OSU quarterback Darell Garretson is a less than mediocre 1 of 11 passing, for just 1 yard and an interception. His QBR in the first half: Negative 8.3

Despite the poor play, the Beavers are still within striking distance. We will see if they can make the right halftime adjustments to get back in this game.  

Halftime score: Oregon State 0 – Utah 12

HALFTIME STATS:

Beavers:

Passing:

Darell Garretson – 1 for 11, 1 yard and 1 interception 

Rushing:

Ryan Nall – 1 attempt, 32 yards

Victor Bolden – 3 attempts, 44 yards

Utes:

Passing:

Troy Williams - 3 for 7, 31 yards

Rushing -

Joe Williams - 19 attempts, 142 yards and 1 touchdown

Cory Butler Byrd - 7 attempts, 28 yards

Receiving:

Raelon Singleton - 1 catch 25 yards