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            === Vaz lifts No. 13 Oregon State over Arizona State ===
 
 Corvallis, OR (Sports Network) - Cody Vaz had three touchdown passes as No. 13
 Oregon State took a 36-26 win over Arizona State in Pac-12 play.
 
 Vaz  passed  for 267 yards  with one  interception on 14-for-33 attempts while
 Terron Ward had 19 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers (7-1,
 5-1 Pac-12), who bounced back from last week's loss to Washington.
 
 "When  you win they  are all good wins but that was a really good win," Oregon
 State  coach Mile Riley said. "We have a lot of respect for that football team
 (ASU) and the way that they have been playing."
 
 Taylor  Kelly  was  just  22-for-41  with 153  yards,  one  touchdown  and  an
 interception  while  Cameron Marshall  ran in  a touchdown  for the Sun Devils
 (5-4, 3-3), who have dropped their past three games.
 
 It  didn't take long for the Sun Devils to get the lead and they did it before
 their  offense even took the field as Junior Onyeail recovered a Vaz fumble at
 the 1-yard line and took it in for a 7-0 lead.
 
 Oregon  State regained  its  composure and  went on  a  49-yard, 7-play  drive
 that  saw Trevor Romaine  kick a 41-yard field goal to make it a 7-3 game less
 than four minutes in.
 
 Arizona  State came right  back down the field as the team covered 75 yards in
 nine  snaps with Marshall punching the ball in from a yard out for a 14-3 lead
 with 8:44 left in the first.
 
 The  Beavers  answered quickly, though, as  the second play saw Vaz and Markus
 Wheaton getting together on a 50-yard score.
 
 Later  in  the first, Keith Kostol  had to punt in  his own end zone and Kevin
 Ayers  was able to block it for a safety and a 16-10 lead with 1:27 to play in
 the first quarter.
 
 The free kick for Arizona State saw the team get a 31-yard field goal from Jon
 Mora and a 19-10 lead, but things fell apart for the Sun Devils after that.
 
 Terron  Ward  busted for a  53-yard touchdown run on  the third play of Oregon
 State's  ensuing drive and  it was a 19-16 game as the extra point attempt was
 blocked.
 
 Oregon  State  ran off the final  5:47 of the  second quarter clock with a 14-
 play,  58-yard drive that  saw Romaine end the frame with a 45-yard field goal
 to tie the contest at 19-all.
 
 "Our  guys played hard.  We did some great things. We scored a touchdown early
 and  we had a  lot of momentum in the first quarter," Arizona State coach Todd
 Graham  said.  "But you  have to  give them  (OSU) credit.  They came back and
 captured the momentum in the second quarter."
 
 On  the Beavers' first possession of the third quarter, the team went 52 yards
 and the fifth play saw Vaz and Wheaton hook up again for a 17-yard score and a
 26-19 lead.
 
 Romaine's  33-yard field  goal with 3:02 to  play in the third made it a 29-19
 game  with  3:02 to play  in the  third and Mora  followed that with a 37-yard
 missed field goal.
 
 A 49-yard touchdown catch from Brandin Cooks on a pass by Vaz gave the Beavers
 a 36-19 lead with 10:54 to play and it put the game away.
 
 Kelly  tossed  his only score  of the  game with 22  seconds to play as Marion
 Grice caught a 2-yard TD pass to account for the final score.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Oregon  State  plays at Stanford next  Saturday in a matchup between two teams
 tied  for  second in the  Pac-12 North, one  game behind undefeated Oregon ...
 Arizona State plays at USC next week ... Oregon State has won four of the last
 five  games against  Arizona State, but still trails in the series 25-13-1 ...
 Oregon  State  totaled 424 yards  and controlled the  ball for 33:30 ... Cooks
 finished  with six catches  for 116 yards and Wheaton had four catches for 108
 yards.
 
 
 
 11/04 03:32:26 ET