EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Bo Nix threw three touchdown passes and No. 10 Oregon State put the brakes on Coach Prime’s “Cinderella Story” hard Saturday, beating No. 19 Colorado State by 42. I beat it at -6.
The Ducks (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) went on a 35-0 run at the half after coach Dan Lanning delivered a fiery pregame speech that sent the Ducks into an undefeated game, leading to star players. It was aimed directly at the hype machine that was stocked with. We followed coach Deion Sanders’ team through the first three weeks of the season.
“The Cinderella story is over, guys. They’re fighting for clicks, we’re fighting for wins. There’s a difference,” Lanning told his team in front of ESPN’s cameras. .
For Oregon State, Troy Franklin caught eight passes for 126 yards and two scores.
Sanders has turned around a Colorado program that won just one game last year, welcomed 67 new scholarship students and opened the season with wins over TCU, Nebraska and last weekend’s games. Double overtime thriller with Colorado State.
Before the game, they received a warm welcome at Autzen Stadium from Nike co-founder Phil Knight, the grandfather of Oregon sports. And former NFL star Terrell Owens traveled to meet his coach friend.
Oregon’s Ducks mascot took to the field wearing a cowboy hat and sunglasses, imitating Sanders’ style.
It had the feel of a big game, but the Buffs (3-1, 0-1) were no match for the Ducks.
The Knicks completed their first 11 passes and completed 28 of 33 passes to start the fourth quarter. He also recorded an 11-yard TD. One fan held a sign that read, “This is Knicks Country.”
Prime Coach’s son Shedur Sanders entered Saturday averaging 417.0 passing yards per game with 10 touchdowns and one interception.
Against the Ducks, he completed 23 of 33 passes for 159 yards and a late touchdown.
He was fired seven times.
Colorado had 199 yards of total offense.
Fans at Autzen Stadium shouted, “Overrated!” in the final moments of the match.
On the first series of the game, the Ducks gained 72 yards in 10 plays, including a 3-yard touchdown run by Noah Whittington. Colorado punted on the first series.
The Knicks threw a 1-yard pass to Casey Kelly to make it 13-0 and took advantage of two Colorado penalties inside the 10.
Oregon’s two-point shot attempt failed.
The Buffaloes punted again on their next drive.
The Knicks found Franklin for a 16-yard scoring pass, and this time the two-point conversion went well, giving the Ducks a 21-0 lead.
The Knicks were intercepted for the first time this season in the second quarter. This was also Oregon State’s first turnover of the year.
However, the Ducks defense sacked Shedule Sanders on third down, setting Sanders back 16 years and Colorado was forced to punt again.
Franklin ran wide open into the end zone and scored a 36-yard touchdown from Nix, who then ran for another TD to end the first half onslaught.
Jordan James extended Oregon’s lead with a 1-yard touchdown dash, his sixth TD of the season.
Colorado avoided a shutout on a 6-yard pass from Shedur Sanders to Michael Harrison.
The game was Colorado State’s first without two-way standout Travis Hunter. He took a hit late in last weekend’s game against Colorado State that lacerated his liver and was taken to the hospital.
Hunter had nine tackles, two pass breakups and one interception, and had 16 catches on offense for 213 yards.
Colorado: Colorado’s offensive line remains questionable, having already allowed 23 sacks.
Oregon State: The Ducks will win 30 straight games if they score 40 or more points.
Impact of public opinion polls
While one loss might not knock the Buffaloes out of the AP Top 25, some of their offensive stats should be cause for concern. Colorado had minus-33 rushing yards in the first half and only 35 yards for the game, thanks in part to Oregon’s four sacks on Shedule Sanders. Oregon State has amassed 522 yards of total offense, and a decisive win should push it further up the rankings.
Colorado: The Buffs host Game 5 Southern California next Saturday.
Oregon: The Ducks visit Stanford on Saturday.