STANFORD, Calif. — —
Ben Gulbranson threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Shaun Harrison with 13 seconds remaining and Oregon State overcame a 14-point deficit within the fourth quarter to beat Stanford 28-27 on Saturday evening.
“We hold combating till the final second,” Gulbranson mentioned. “With this staff, something is feasible.”
The Cardinal (1-4, 0-4 Pac-12) gave the impression to be accountable for the sport after they took a 24-10 lead into the fourth quarter with Oregon State (4-2, 1-2) utilizing a backup quarterback. As an alternative, they collapsed down the stretch and misplaced their eleventh straight sport in opposition to an FBS opponent.
“I’m not going to be all sunshine about us taking part in our greatest sport as a result of now we have to complete,” coach David Shaw mentioned. “We had an opportunity to place the sport away and didn’t do it.”
Gulbranson threw a 21-yard TD move on fourth all the way down to Silas Bolden on the second play of the fourth quarter to start out the comeback.
“That was positively a spark plug for us,” Gulbranson mentioned. “We rode that power and completed fairly robust.”
Damien Martinez added a 43-yard landing run to make it 24-22 however the Beavers missed each 2-point tries to maintain Stanford within the lead.
The Cardinal almost out the clock earlier than settling for a 46-yard discipline objective with 58 seconds left.
However Gulbranson wanted solely three performs to go 76 yards for the win. After two brief completions, he took a shot down the sideline for Harrison, who leaped over Ethan Bonner for the catch. Patrick Fields appeared in place to make the deal with however Harrison obtained by him for the rating.
“I used to be considering landing,” Harrison mentioned. “Bought to attain. Bought to make a play for the staff. That’s all I used to be considering. Once I noticed no one in entrance of me, straight inexperienced grass. Was considering landing all the best way.”
Gulbranson completed 20 for 28 for 250 yards and two TDs in his first collegiate begin instead of the injured Probability Nolan.
He additionally authored the third comeback from 14 factors down to start out the fourth quarter in class historical past. The one different instances it occurred, in line with the Elias Sports activities Bureau, got here in 1981 in opposition to Fresno State and 2018 in opposition to Colorado.
Tanner McKee threw two long touchdown passes to Brycen Tremayne but it surely wasn’t sufficient for the Cardinal, who have not crushed an FBS staff since topping Oregon on October 2, 2021. Stanford set a college file with its tenth straight convention loss.
When the Cardinal drove 78 yards on their opening possession for a 1-yard TD by Casey Filkins, it left them in an uncommon spot.
It marked the primary time since October 30, 2021, in opposition to Washington that Stanford led a sport at any level in opposition to an FBS opponent. The Cardinal had gone seven full video games and 431 minutes, 44 seconds of sport motion between leads.
Oregon State: After dropping back-to-back video games in opposition to ranked opponents USC and Utah, the Beavers have been capable of get again on observe in opposition to a neater opponent. With Nolan (neck) and star tight finish Musgrave (knee) sidelined, Oregon State struggled to get going offensively till the fourth quarter however did sufficient for the win.
Stanford: The Cardinal had been outscored 20.4 factors per sport through the 10-game skid in opposition to FBS groups coming into the sport as they have been hardly ever aggressive. This loss might need been much more painful as they appeared to have the sport below management till the top.
Oregon State: Hosts Washington State on Saturday.
Stanford: Visits Notre Dame on Saturday.