Nov. 8, 2008
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Oregon State's win today over UCLA snapped the Bruins five-game winning streak in meetings between the two teams.
UCLA (3-6, 2-4) was 2-for-15 on third-down conversions after coming up empty on its first nine attempts. Kevin Craft completed 20 of 42 passes for 189 yards and threw two interceptions, one by Patrick Henderson that set up Ryan McCants' 35-yard touchdown run with 2:18 to play.
James Rodgers had six receptions for 115 yards, and Stroughter gained 93 yards on six catches.
UCLA came off a bye that followed a 41-20 loss at Cal.
Oregon State's victory kept their chances at a return trip to the Rose Bowl alive. The Beavers (6-3, 5-1 Pac-10) need to run the table in their final three games against No. 21 California, Arizona and Oregon to win the conference title.
Oregon State's 27-21 upset victory over USC on Sept. 25 would serve as the tiebreaker for the Rose Bowl if it came down to that. The school's last appearance in Pasadena on New Year's Day was at the end of the 1964 season, a 34-7 loss to Michigan.