CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State had one last chance in 2020 to prove themselves against an Arizona State team that was carrying momentum into the final week of the season. However, a 26-7 deficit early on was too much for the Beavers to overcome as they fell to the Sun Devils, 46-33 at home.
Chance Nolan had an off-night under center, completing just nine passes on 23 attempts. Two of those throws did go for touchdowns, but a 39.1% completion rate will rarely win a football game. Nolan was replaced in the third quarter by Ben Gulbranson, a true freshman out of Newbury Park, California. He went 6-for-9 and threw a touchdown pass as time expired to make the final score a little bit closer.
Jack Colletto made plays with his feet, as he often does, scoring twice for Oregon State. He racked up 44 yards on six carries. Jermar Jefferson helped in the run game as well, surpassing 100 yards rushing (103) on 24 carries.
One positive to take from the season, OSU was one of two teams, the other being UCLA, to play all seven of their scheduled regular-season games. The Beavers finish 2020 with a 2-5 record.
Oregon State opted out of any bowl games they might have been extended a bid to, so their next game won't be played until at least 2021.