Oregon State 38, Boise State 23

Date - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Aloha Stadium
Attendance - 29106

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boise State 3 3 7 10 23
Oregon State 17 14 7 0 38

Recap


Oregon State 38, Boise State 23: Rashaad Reynolds returned two fumbles for touchdowns in the first half as the Beavers cruised past the Broncos in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

Storm Woods rushed for a season-high 107 yards and a third-quarter touchdown for Oregon State (7-6), which stopped a five-game slide with its first bowl victory since 2008. Brandin Cooks tallied eight catches for 60 yards and a score as the Beavers improved to 6 -2 in the postseason under coach Mike Riley.

Matt Miller, who broke loose for an 85-yard fourth-quarter TD reception, set career highs with 11 catches and 206 yards while Jay Ajayi ran for 97 yards and a touchdown for Boise State (8-5), which saw its four-game bowl winning streak snapped. The Broncos were playing their first game without longtime coach Chris Petersen, who left the school in early December to accept the same post at Washington.

After each team swapped short field goals on their opening drives, Oregon State took control with Sean Mannion’s 2-yard strike to Cooks in the back of the end zone. Defensive end Scott Crichton caused Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick to fumble in the end zone on the ensuing possession, allowing Reynolds to scoop up the loose ball and score from 3 yards out.

The Broncos answered with Dan Goodale’s 42-yard field goal early in the second quarter to trim the deficit to 17-6 before Reynolds recovered Troy Ware’s fumble and ran it back 70 yards for another touchdown. Terron Ward added a 9-yard run and Woods accounted for the Beavers’ final score on a powerful 5-yard run to cap 21 unanswered points from Oregon State.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oregon State, which entered Tuesday with the 120th-ranked rushing offense (86 yards per game), ran for 195 yards. The Beavers’ 426 rushing yards over their last two contests account for 34.7 percent of their season total. … Boise State suffered its first five-loss season since 1998. … Cooks extended his own single-season Pac-12 record to 128 catches and broke the conference single-season receiving yardage mark on Tuesday (1,730).

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:49
Oregon State   FG  Oregon State 3 - Boise State 0
1st Quarter - 8:07
Boise State   FG  Oregon State 3 - Boise State 3
1st Quarter - 4:15
Oregon State   TD  Oregon State 10 - Boise State 3
1st Quarter - 2:52
Oregon State   TD  Oregon State 17 - Boise State 3
2nd Quarter - 13:38
Boise State   FG  Oregon State 17 - Boise State 6
2nd Quarter - 7:46
Oregon State   TD  Oregon State 24 - Boise State 6
2nd Quarter - 2:54
Oregon State   TD  Oregon State 31 - Boise State 6
3rd Quarter - 7:58
Oregon State   TD  Oregon State 38 - Boise State 6
3rd Quarter - 4:32
Boise State   TD  Oregon State 38 - Boise State 13
4th Quarter - 9:19
Boise State   TD  Oregon State 38 - Boise State 20
4th Quarter - 2:51
Boise State   FG  Oregon State 38 - Boise State 23
TEAMS

Team Records

  Boise State Oregon State
W/L 8 - 5 - 0 7 - 6 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 4 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Boise State Oregon State
Score 23 38
First Downs 28 22
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-16
50%
6-for-12
50%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-3
33%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 538 454
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 38-156 33-195
Average/Rush 4.1 5.9
Passing
Comp-Att 32-44 24-34
Passing Yards 382 259
Average/Pass Play 7.8 7.6
Penalties-Yards 7-52 8-70
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 30:14 29:46

PLAYER STATS

Boise State (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Hedrick 32/44 382 1 0
Oregon State (7 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Mannion 24/33 259 1 1
S. Woods 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Ajayi 23 97 4.2 1
D. Demas 2 23 11.5 0
G. Hedrick 11 20 1.8 0
A. Burks 1 12 12.0 0
C. Bertoli 1 4 4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Woods 16 107 6.7 1
T. Ward 9 54 6.0 1
B. Cooks 4 29 7.2 0
V. Bolden 1 9 9.0 0
T. Anderson 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Miller 11 206 18.7 1
K. Moore 7 74 10.6 0
J. Ajayi 6 33 5.5 0
A. Burks 2 23 11.5 0
G. Boldewijn 2 18 9.0 0
T. Sperbeck 1 17 17.0 0
T. Ware 2 12 6.0 0
H. Huff 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Cooks 8 60 7.5 1
R. Mullaney 3 52 17.3 0
K. Cummings 2 45 22.5 0
C. Hamlett 4 35 8.8 0
S. Woods 2 21 10.5 0
T. Ward 3 18 6.0 0
C. Smith 1 16 16.0 0
T. Anderson 1 12 12.0 0