The No. 18 Oregon State Beavers and Arizona Wildcats were caught in a back-and-forth duel at Arizona Stadium Saturday night, but a late touchdown pass from Sean Mannion would keep the Beavers undefeated this season by the score of 38-35.
Oregon State (3-0, 1-1 Pac-12) took an early 17-0 lead, though Arizona charged back in the second half to take the lead by the score of 21-17 midway through the third quarter. Both teams would trade scores until the end of the game, when Beavers head coach Mike Riley pulled a quick one on the Wildcats.
After an impressive drive, Mannion found Connor Hamlett for a nine-yard pass with 1:09 left in the game to seal the Wildcats fate and remain undefeated. Mannion was 29-45 for a career-high 433 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Running back Storm Woods had a great day as well, carrying the ball 29 times for 161 yards and a touchdown.
The Beavers now prepare for their meeting with the Washington State Cougars next week from Reser Stadium in Corvallis.