Beavers still haven’t given up back-to-back away losses since 2003.
In the midst of a historic week of upsets nationwide, the Beavers found a way to win against the Buffaloes in Colorado.
OSU beat UC 36-31, after the Beaver’s held off a late push by the Colorado offense.
The Beavs gave up a 17 yard reception for a touchdown by Colorado wide receiver Tyler McCulloch with three minutes left in the fourth quarter to close the gap from 12 to five.
The Colorado Defense held up the Beavers on the next drive and got the ball back with just over two minutes left in the game.
Linebacker Michael Doctor and the Beaver’s defense created a turnover on downs and kneeled out the clock in victory formation after holding the Buffaloes to just four yards in four plays during their attempt at a winning drive.
“It really feels good when you come out here and you are enjoying it, you’re not overthinking it, you aren’t stressing yourself out, you are just out there playing ball,” Sean Mannion said.
Mannion was 27-37 and moved himself 278 yards closer to the all time record for passing yards. Wide reciever Victor Bolden returned for the Beavers and caught six of Mannion’s completions for 37 yards.
Having Bolden back opened up one-on-one opportunities for other receivers like Caleb Smith who had his break-out game of the season. Smith made 4 catches for a team high 67 yards and a touchdown.
With some pieces back in the OSU offense, and a wide open Pac-12 North Division after losses by Oregon and Stanford this last weekend, the Beavers find themselves in a three way tie at 1-1 for second in the Pac-12 North with only the University of California ahead of them at 2-1.
With 12 days off until their matchup against Utah on Thursday, Oct. 16, the Beavers will have plenty of time to rest up and get guys healthy before taking on the Utes in front of their home crowd.
The Matchup against Utah begins at 7 p.m. and can be seen on FOX Sports 1.