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                   === Beavers remain unbeaten, top Utah ===
 Corvallis,  OR (Sports Network) - Storm Woods ran for three touchdowns to lead
 No.  8 Oregon State  to its best start in over 100 years as the Beavers downed
 Utah, 21-7, at Reser Stadium on Saturday.
 Woods  carried  the ball  17 times  for 46 yards  and added  20 yards on three
 receptions for Oregon State (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12), which is 6-0 for the first time
 since 1907.
 Cody  Vaz completed  16-of-26 passes for 174 yards, Markus Wheaton had a game-
 high  90 yards on seven catches and the Beavers' defense forced four turnovers
 in the victory.
 Travis  Wilson  went 15-for-28 through the  air for 172 yards with a touchdown
 and two interceptions for the Utes (2-5, 0-4), who have dropped four straight.
 Jake Murphy paced Utah with 42 yards and a score on four receptions.
 "The  biggest disappointment  offensively was turning the ball over four times
 and  scoring one touchdown. You're going to win exactly zero games doing that,
 so our biggest issue tonight was taking care of the football," Utah coach Kyle
 Whittingham said.
 The  Utes received  the ball  to  start the  third quarter  trailing 14-7  and
 converted a 4th-and-1 at their own 44 with a Wilson sneak up the middle before
 a  23-yard  run by  Reggie Dunn  on an  end-around moved  the ball deep inside
 Oregon State territory.
 A  defensive pass interference penalty then placed the ball to the Beavers' 3-
 yard  line, but DeVonte Christopher failed to catch a pitch and Oregon State's
 Scott Crichton jumped on the loose ball at the 10.
 Neither  team  would muster  much of  an offense from  there until the Beavers
 started  a drive  at their  own 33-yard  line with  11:16 left  in the  fourth
 quarter.  After a  personal foul  penalty moved  Oregon State  back 15  yards,
 Vaz found Kevin Cummings for a 25-yard gain for a first down.
 The  drive was later kept alive with a personal foul penalty on Utah following
 a  short reception  by Cummings on a  3rd-and-13 that would have resulted in a
 fourth down. Woods capitalized on the gaffe with a 2-yard push across the goal
 line for a 21-7 advantage with 7:41 remaining.
 Utah  marched down the field on its ensuing possession, converting a 4th-and-2
 at  the  Oregon State 24  with a 5-yard  rush by John  White to get inside the
 Beavers' red zone.
 But  Jake Murphy  had a potential touchdown  deflect off his hands on the next
 play  and Wilson was sacked by D.J. Welch on a 4th-and-9 to turn the ball over
 on downs.
 The  Utes  regained the  ball following  a three-and-out  by Oregon State, but
 Wilson was intercepted by Sean Martin and the Beavers were able to run out the
 remainder of the clock.
 "They  threw  a lot of  stuff at us,  but we  came up with  a big drive in the
 fourth  quarter. I  am just really proud of  our guys, it's a big win for us,"
 Vaz said.
 Utah  took the ball at its own 20-yard line after forcing an Oregon State punt
 on  the  opening possession of  the game and Wilson  found Luke Matthews for a
 35-yard  gain on  the first play of  the drive to move the ball past midfield,
 but  Coleman Petersen  missed a 43-yard field  goal wide left to keep the game
 The  teams  traded punts from there  until Michael Doctor intercepted a tipped
 Wilson pass late in the first quarter and returned it 19 yards to the Utah 16.
 Three plays later, Woods rumbled into the end zone from a yard out to give the
 Beavers a 7-0 lead with 57 seconds left in the opening frame.
 Rudolf  Fifita then knocked the ball loose from Wilson with a big hit during a
 sack  on Utah's ensuing possession and Oregon State recovered at the Utes' 10,
 resulting  in Woods'  2-yard touchdown run off the right side within the first
 minute of the second quarter.
 Utah  was able to  cut into its deficit following a series of punts with a 10-
 play,  88-yard march  that included  just  one third  down and  was capped  by
 Murphy's 18-yard touchdown grab to bring the Utes within 14-7 at the break.
                                   Game Notes
 Oregon State leads the all-time series between the teams, 10-6-1, but had lost
 four  of  the last  five meetings  ... The  Beavers have  won their first four
 conference  games  for the  first time  since 1968 ...  White finished with 68
 yards  on 20  carries and 24 yards  on two receptions ... Oregon State went 2-
 for-11 on third downs, while Utah was 3-for-16.
 10/21 03:03:02 ET

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