Washington knocks off No. 24 Oregon State 24-21 on late FG

Peyton Henry hit a 22-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining to cap a 92-yard scoring driving and Washington held back 24-21 against No. 24 Oregon State on Friday night.

SEATTLE (AP) — Peyton Henry hit a 22-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining to cap a 92-yard scoring driving and Washington held back 24-21 against No. 24 Oregon State on Friday night, about his hopes in the Pac-12 championship game races.

The Huskies took over on their own 3 with 4:33 left. Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. led a march down against the Beavers’ stingy defense. Penix was 9 of 13 for 66 yards on the drive. His push pass to Giles Jackson for 12 yards got the Huskies to the Oregon State 2. After two incompletions, the Huskies set up the short field goal and Henry delivered the winning kick.

Washington (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12) won his third straight win, keeping alive his faint hopes of finding a spot in Las Vegas in the conference title game. Penix, the national leader in passing, was 30-of-52 in the third quarter for 298 yards and a 24-yard touchdown pass as a third-and-goal to Jack Westover.

Wayne Taulapapa ran for two touchdowns for Washington, the second coming early in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 21-21. Rome Odunze had seven receptions for 102 yards.

The game wasn’t without its typical late-night Pac-12 craziness. Blustery winds affected passing and shooting play all night, and play was halted for 25 minutes early in the fourth quarter after a partial power outage knocked out some of the stadium lights illuminating the field.

Deshaun Fenwick rushed for two touchdowns and linebacker Easton Mascarenas-Arnold returned an interception from 37 yards for a goal for Oregon State, playing its first game in the AP Top 25 since the 2013 season opener.

But the Beavers (6-3, 3-3) will be lamenting two missed opportunities in the first half, trying fourth downs deep into Washington’s end of the field and failing to convert. The windy, blustery conditions made pedaling all night an adventure, but failure to score points on those rides came back to bite Oregon state.

The Beavers were stopped fourth and 2 on the Washington 7 and fourth and 3 on the Washington 15 on back-to-back possessions with a chance to extend their early lead.

Damien Martinez had 107 yards for Oregon State.

LIGHTS OUT

Taulapapa scored on a 4-yard TD run with 11:36 left. But while the huskies were celebrating, a row of stadium lights on the north side of the stadium went out. Washington kicked the extra point to equal at 21-21, but the lights went out on the South side after the kick, too.

After officials huddled with stadium staff, it was announced there would be a delay before the lights would come on again. After about 20 minutes, the lights came back on and play resumed after a 25-minute break.

REVIEWS

The unstable weather and fourth-quarter delay brought back memories of 2019, when Washington and California played a night game that was delayed by thunderstorms in the Seattle area. This game was delayed more than 2 1/2 hours and ended at 1:22 am local time.

THE TAKE AWAY

Oregon State: The Beavers’ return to the rankings will be brief. Oregon State has not been ranked for more than a week since 2012, when it climbed to No. 7 before losing in Washington.

Washington: The Huskies still need help getting to the conference title game and need to win in Oregon next week if they’re to have a chance.

NEXT

Oregon State: The Beavers host California next Saturday.

Washington: The Huskies are No. 8 in Oregon next Saturday.

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