CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The last thing Oregon wants to do now is trip on the path to the playoffs.
So the No. 3 Ducks (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12) were diligent this week in their preparation for the annual Civil War rivalry game against Oregon State (5-6, 2-6) on Saturday.
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and Oregon State coach Mike Riley both grew up in the state where it's been said that on Civil War game day, everyone is either a Duck or a Beaver.
Michael Doctor returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown with 1:38 left to seal the Beavers' 35-27 upset win over the Sun Devils on Saturday night.
Tom Ward and Collin Harmon are joined by Jon Warren, host of the Joe Beaver Radio Show, on this edition of Inside the Pac.
Tom Ward and Collin Harmon are joined by former Oregon offensive lineman Max Forer for this edition of Inside the Pac.
Going into the game the Beavers had allowed just seven touchdown receptions over the season, and their pass defense ranked second in the conference behind Stanford.
Tom Ward and Collin Harmon are joined by former Oregon quarterback Chris Miller on this edition of Inside the Pac.
Daniel Lasco rushed for a career-high 188 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 14, 21 and 15 yards, pacing a balanced attack that carried the Bears to a 44-31 Pacific-12 Conference victory over the Beavers.
Tom Ward and Collin Harmon are joined by former Oregon running back Andiel Brown on this edition of Inside the Pac.
Oregon State entered Saturday's game at Stanford still in control of its destiny in the Pac-12's North Division. It left looking like a team that better worry about just becoming bowl-eligible.
Tom Ward and Collin Harmon are joined by Kevin Leonard on this edition of Inside the Pac.
The University of Utah beat Oregon State 29-23 in overtime in Corvallis on Thursday, October 16.
OSU students, staff and faculty should plan ahead as parking on campus will be a challenge on Thursday, Oct. 16, due to a weekday home football game against Utah, beginning at 7 p.m.
The big mystery for Thursday night's game between No. 20 Utah and Oregon State is who the Utes will start at quarterback.
The depth chart lists Travis Wilson "or" Kendal Thompson, and earlier this week coach Kyle Whittingham wasn't giving away his choice.
Tom Ward and Collin Harmon are joined by former Oregon defensive end Steve Baack on this edition of Inside the Pac.