Oregon State makes it easy for an overwhelmed Florida to win the Las Vegas Bowl, 30-3
Oregon State University Sports Information
The 14th-ranked Oregon State Beavers defeated Florida, 30-3, in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday afternoon to cap a 10-3 campaign.
For the third time in program history, the Beavers (10-3, 6-3) won their 10th game in a season.
Ben Gulbranson passed for 165 yards and a score, completing 12 of 19 passes and rushing for another 15 yards and a score on the ground. Deshaun Fenwick led the rushing attack with 107 yards on 21 carries. Jam Griffin and Tyjon Lindsey each added a rushing touchdown.
Kyrei Fisher-Morris led the defense with 11 tackles, including seven solo stops, three for loss and one sack. Jaden Robinson and Omar Speights combined for 13.0 total stops, including Robinson’s five solo tackles. Alex Austin and Ryan Cooper Jr. each recorded a pass breakup to stifle Florida’s passing game.
The Beavers found the score first after an eight-play, 65-yard drive that was capped by Tyjon Lindsey’s eight-yard run for a 7-0 lead. Jaden Robinson and Omar Speights combined for 13.0 total stops, including Robinson’s five solo tackles. Alex Austin and Ryan Cooper Jr. each recorded a pass breakup to stifle Florida’s passing game.
After keeping the Gators off the board on downs, Oregon State added to the lead after a 59-yard drive set up a 27-yard score by Everett Hayes to make it 10-0 with 4:32 remaining in the second. . The Beaver defense kept the opposition off the board twice to keep the score intact before halftime.
An 11-yard run by Colletto on a Beaver fake punt set up the offense with their second touchdown of the day on the opening drive of the second half. Gulbranson found Golden between a pair of Florida defenders for the 15-yard connection to add seven to the lead after Hayes’ PAT. On the ensuing drive, set up by a blocked punt by Colletto, Gulbranson ran seven yards to the end zone for his second score.
Fenwick further stretched the lead when he found the end zone from two yards out to make it a 29-0 ballplay before Atticus Sappington hit the PAT to make it 30. The Beavers chewed 6:33 off the clock and advanced 98 yards. 33 plays.
Oregon State previously won 10 games in the 2000 and 2006 seasons.