7:30 p.m. | Reser Stadium | Corvallis, Ore.
TV: FS1 | Radio: 1000 AM / 97.7 FM | Stream: FOX Sports GO
Live updates: Huskies 19, Oregon State 7
Q4 10:30 | Huskies defense continues to dominate
The Huskies’ defense is playing lights out. Washington gave Oregon State the ball back near midfield after a failed fourth-down attempt. The Beavers could have pulled within one score. Instead, they went backward. Edefuan Ulofoshio is one of many Huskies in the backfield and gets to Jake Luton for his first career sack. The redshirt freshman linebacker is UW’s leading tackler tonight with nine, including 1.5 for loss.
Q3 0:00 | Brock Huard weighs in on Jacob Eason
As I watch Jacob Eason I’ll be honest, I see a bunch of me my last year at UW. Very little joy. Weight of the world on his shoulders. No creativity and play-making outside of occasional rocket shots. Pressing….
Not a fun way to play QB or offensively play football
— Brock Huard (@BrockHuard) November 9, 2019
Q3 2:34 | Salvon Ahmed to the house
One play, 60 yards, 10 seconds. That’s what it takes Salvon Ahmed to get into the end zone and answer Oregon State’s score. UW attempts to make it a 14-point game with a two-point conversion, but Hunter Bryant can’t quite get across the pylon. Ahmed has 110 yards on 14 carries with both UW touchdowns. Huskies lead 19-7.
Q3 6:54 | Jacob Eason pick six
Deja vu? Jacob Eason locked on to Aaron Fuller and Jaydon Grant jumped the route, reminiscent of the pick-six Eason threw last week against Utah. Eason had three interceptions in his first eight games. He now has thrown four in in his past two games.
It felt like a UW touchdown on that drive might have wrapped things up. Instead, Oregon State has life.
— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) November 9, 2019
Q3 8:00 | #Pac12AfterDark update
Q3 9:41 | No good again, then good again
Peyton Henry missed another field goal. But this time, it didn’t count. The Beavers are called for defensive holding on the kick attempt, negating the miss and bringing Henry’s next attempt five yards closer. This one is good, and UW extends its lead to 13-0.
Washington took 5 minutes, 39 seconds and 11 plays to go 39 yards. A couple tipped passes that fell incomplete, a holding penalty and a delay of game backed UW into third-and-25 from the Oregon State 36. A 10-yard pass to Cade Otton got UW into Henry’s field goal range.
END Q2 | Mike Vorel's halftime impressions
Chris Petersen decided to go for it on fourth-and-1 from Washington’s 39-yard line.
That decision made all the difference.
UW quarterback Jacob Eason promptly sneaked to move the chains with 4:23 remaining in the second quarter. Five plays later, junior running back Salvon Ahmed scored from six yards out to give the Huskies a 10-0 lead over Oregon State.
Of course, that lead should have been further extended at the end of the half, after nickelback Elijah Molden jumped a slant to snag Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton’s second interception of the season. UW drove 30 yards to the OSU 11-yard line, before redshirt sophomore placekicker Peyton Henry hooked a 28-yard field goal for his first miss of the season.
The star of the first half? UW’s defense. Oregon State – which hung 56 points on Arizona last week – managed just 111 total yards and zero points, going 1-8 on third down and 0-2 on fourth down. Redshirt sophomore outside linebacker Joe Tryon racked up two sacks in the first half in the second consecutive week.
Q2 0:00 | Peyton Henry .... MISSES?
It was bound to come to an end. Peyton Henry had been perfect all season — 16 for 16 on field goals; 37 for 37 on extra points — until now. The Huskies were able to drive into field-goal range after Luton’s interception, setting up a 27-yard attempt. But Henry missed it wide right, sending the Huskies into the half with a 10-0 lead. UW will receive the opening kick of the second half.
Q2 0:41 | Forcing it on fourth down
It’s a rare occurrence when Jake Luton throws an interception. So rare that Elijah Molden’s pick on a forced fourth-and-4 throw was just Luton’s second of the season. But it could be costly. UW gets the ball back near midfield with just 41 seconds left in the half.
Q2 1:48 | Touchdown, Washington!
Finally, the Huskies get into the end zone. While the UW men were pulling off a major comeback to upset No. 16 Baylor, the football team put together a nine-play, 70-yard drive to go up 10-0 on Oregon State. Salvon Ahmed finished off the drive with a six-yard run into the end zone.
Q2 7:11 | Another UW drive, another punt
Oregon State is leading UW, 4-3. In punts, that is. That is what counts tonight, right?
Q1 9:51 | Eason intercepted
Break out the turnover chainsaw. The Huskies continue to go to the deep ball and this time it doesn’t just fall incomplete — it falls into the hands of Oregon State cornerback Nashon Wright. Jacob Eason had Jordin Chin in one-on-one coverage, but Wright makes a play on the ball. Oregon State takes over on its 34-yard line.
Q2 13:41 | Huskies can't capitalize on field position
Washington does nothing with its favorable field position, starting with a Salvon Ahmed rush for a loss and ending with a Joel Whitford punt after a three-and-out. UW has 3 total yards.
END Q1 | Mike Vorel's impressions after one quarter
Peyton Henry is still perfect.
Washington’s redshirt sophomore placekicker has converted all 37 extra points and 16 field goals he has attempted this season. His latest, a 47-yarder late in the first quarter on Friday, was the second-longest of his career and gave the Huskies a 3-0 lead. UW’s defense also showed up in the first quarter, allowing just 39 total yards and forcing two punts and a turnover on downs against an Oregon State offense that scored 56 points against Arizona last weekend.
Offensively, quarterback Jacob Eason has started slow, completing 4 of 9 passes for 31 yards. A false start penalty and a holding penalty on Salvon Ahmed have slowed the Huskies’ progress.
Q1 0:00 | Beavers can't convert 4th down
Facing fourth down and 2 at the UW 46-yard line on the last play of the first quarter, Jake Luton finds Artavis Pierce on a screen, but it goes nowhere, even losing two yards, as it’s Joe Tryon again getting behind the line of scrimmage for the tackle. UW takes over near midfield.
Q1 1:54 | Eason off the mark early
Jacob Eason is 4 of 9 for 31 yards after three drives for the UW offense.
Not a tremendously accurate start for Eason, who missed Hunter Bryant twice downfield on that drive.
— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) November 9, 2019
Q1 1:54 | Drive stalls, but Huskies get on the board
Terrell Bynum had picked up 18 yards on a screen, which would have gotten UW into the red zone, but it’s wiped out by a holding call on Salvon Ahmed. Jacob Eason tries a couple shots into the end zone the next two plays, but he overthrows Hunter Bryant each time.
Peyton Henry comes on for a 47-yard field goal attempt, and it’s good. He is 16 for 16 this season. UW takes the first lead of the game, 3-0.
Q1 4:50 | Baccellia bobbles and UW enters Beavers territory
Andre Baccellia had it. Then he didn’t. Then he did. Then he didn’t. Jacob Eason nearly had a touchdown bomb to his senior receiver, but an imperfect throw and a little defense force it to hit the ground — after a couple seconds of Baccellia’s bobbles.
UW crossed midfield for the first time on the following play, then Eason found Hunter Bryant to convert a third and 8, getting UW to the Oregon State 27. The Huskies have struggled to convert third downs this season, but they’ve moved the chains on third down twice on this drive.
Q1 8:48 | Richard Newton gets on the field
We reported before the game that Richard Newton had suited up for warm ups. Now we know that he will indeed see the field tonight. He receives the second carry of the Huskies’ first drive, a 10-yard gain on third-and-1. But the Huskies’ drive fizzles out shortly after and UW trades opening-drive punts with the Beavers.
Newton and Salvon Ahmed each received two carries, Newton for nine yards; Ahmed for seven.
Q1 12:23 | Joe Tryon says hello and good evening
UW’s first series on defense is an easy one, thanks in large part to Joe Tryon getting into the Beavers’ backfield to sack Jake Luton for a loss of 11, negating the 10-yard completion from a play earlier. That’s Tryon’s fourth sack in his last three-plus games. Elijah Molden and Brandon Wellington team up to snuff out a screen pass and force the Beavers to punt.
Master vs. apprentice
UW coach Chris Petersen is plenty familiar with second-year Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith. Smith spent 2014 to 2017 as the Huskies’ quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.
In their first faceoff as head coaches last season, Petersen’s Huskies dismantled Smith’s Beavers, 42-23. Expect a closer contest tonight.
“I thought it was interesting, if you really knew what was going on in the game last year, in terms of the things that were called that hadn’t been called all season,” Petersen said of the duel between he and Smith on Nov. 17, 2018.
Could UW get Richard Newton back tonight?
After missing the last three games with a foot injury, UW redshirt freshman running back Richard Newton suited up prior to the Huskies’ game at Oregon State on Friday. The 6-foot, 210-pound tailback has amassed 326 rushing yards and 5.1 yards per carry this season. His seven total touchdowns are tied for the team lead, despite the fact that he’s only played in six games.
UW scholarship running backs Salvon Ahmed, Sean McGrew and Kamari Pleasant were also dressed prior to Friday’s game.
We're in the house
Welcome to our Huskies GameCenter
Washington is on the road looking to bounce back from last week’s collapse against No. 9 Utah. This Friday night matchup pits Chris Petersen against his former assistant — and one team on the rise against one struggling to live up to expectations.
UW and Oregon State kick off at 7:30 on FS1. Get up to speed with some pregame reading:
- What to watch for in tonight’s matchup, plus Mike Vorel’s prediction
- Chris Petersen tasked with outmaneuvering his former assistant Friday night at Oregon State
- Terrell Bynum is burning. Can the ascending UW wide receiver set Oregon State’s defense ablaze?
- Chris Petersen on UW’s inside linebacker depth, Jacob Eason’s ‘learning opportunities’ and more
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