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Oregon outlasts Sun Devils, can smell the roses

Monday October 30, 2000

Pac-10 roundup 


UCLA 27, No. 24 Arizona 24 

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — If Cory Paus was hurt, it didn’t show on UCLA’s final snap. 

With coaches trying to determine whether something was wrong with Paus’ shoulder, the sophomore quarterback scrambled 13 yards for a touchdown with 48 seconds left as UCLA rallied for a 27-24 victory over No. 24 Arizona on Saturday night. 

“Cory started off slow, but the last play he was phenomenal,” coach Bob Toledo said. “Early in the fourth quarter, we almost pulled him because we thought he had a separated shoulder. He hung in there and was a difference-maker for us.” 

After falling behind 21-14, the Bruins (5-3, 2-3 Pac-10) held Arizona (5-3, 3-2) to one field goal in the second half to snap their eight-game road losing streak. UCLA last won away from home on Nov. 14, 1998, beating Washington in Seattle. 

Paus, who was 19-of-35 for 230 yards, one score and two interceptions, capped a 66-yard drive in the final 2:47 when he scrambled left, pulled out of three arm tackles and put the ball in the end zone with an extended arm. 


No. 9 Washington 31, Stanford 28 

STANFORD (AP) – With a teammate in the hospital and time running perilously short, Washington scored the last improbable touchdown in a fourth quarter full of them. 

Justin Robbins caught a 22-yard TD pass from Marques Tuiasosopo with 17 seconds left as the ninth-ranked Huskies blew an 18-point lead with six minutes to play and then drove 80 yards in the closing seconds to beat Stanford 31-28 on Saturday. 

A driving rain at Stanford Stadium made scoring difficult until the frenetic final six minutes, when the teams combined for five touchdowns. The small, soaked crowd — equally divided between Washington and Stanford supporters — might have got neck aches from watching the teams drive up and down the field. 


No. 7 Oregon 56, Arizona St. 55, 2OT 

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – In a game as wild as college football gets, Joey Harrington threw for 434 yards and tied a school record with six touchdown passes as No. 7 Oregon staged an amazing fourth-quarter comeback to beat Arizona State 56-55 in overtime Saturday. 

The Ducks (7-1, 5-0 Pac-10) never led in regulation, but Harrington threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final 3:21 of the fourth quarter, the last with 27 seconds to go. 

Allan Amundson, playing in place of injured Maurice Morris, ran 1 yard for the Ducks’ touchdown on their second overtime possession. 

Arizona State (5-3, 2-3) followed with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Krohn to Richard Williams. The Sun Devils set up for a conversion kick that would have tied it again, but it was a fake. 

Krohn, who threw for 432 yards and five touchdowns, rolled right and threw to Todd Heap, but the tight end couldn’t quite catch it. 


No. 18 Oregon St. 38, Washington St. 9 

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Ken Simonton ran for 169 yards and two touchdowns as No. 18 Oregon State kept its Rose Bowl hopes alive by overpowering Washington State 38-9 Saturday night. 

The Beavers (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 The Associated Press) are tied with Washington for second place behind unbeaten Oregon, but the Huskies hold the tiebreaker over Oregon State (7-1, 4-1 Pacific-10). 

The game featured the two most productive offenses in the Pac-10, but Washington State (3-5, 1-4) gained just 240 yards. Jason Gesser, the leading passer in the conference, was 11-for-29 for 104 yards and two interceptions under heavy pressure.