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12:30 PM PT1:30 PM MT2:30 PM CT3:30 PM ET8:30 PM GMT4:30 AM 北京时间1:30 PM MST3:30 PM EST, Nov. 26, 2022
Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon  Attendance: 28,840

Bo Nix's status uncertain as No. 9 Oregon faces Oregon State

Oregon Ducks at Oregon State Beavers

  1. Oregon has scored at least 24 points in 17 consecutive games against Oregon State, going 13-4 in those meetings. The only two longer active such streaks in the FBS over the past 40 years are 25 straight games by Ohio State against Indiana and 22 straight by Boise State against Nevada.
  2. The Ducks followed a three-point loss to Washington with a three-point win over Utah. Oregon has not played in three consecutive games decided by three or fewer points since doing so in the 1978 season with losses by three to Wisconsin and Cal then a one-point loss to BYU.
  3. Dont'e Thornton had four receptions for 151 receiving yards (37.8 YPC) in the win over Utah. It was the highest yards per reception for a Duck in single game while having at least four catches since Damon Griffin (41.8 YPC) in October of 1998 against Washington State.
  4. Oregon State has eight wins for the first time since 2012 (nine) after a 31-7 win over Arizona State. The Beavers have four victories this year by at least 24 points, its most such wins in a single season since having five in 2003.
  5. Damien Martinez has rushed for 100+ yards in five consecutive games after not doing so once in the first six games of his college career. Only Mississippi's Quinshon Judkins and Baylor's Richard Reese have more rushing yards among FBS freshman this season than Martinez with 867.

Oregon coach Dan Lanning isn't tipping his hand, especially when it comes to quarterback Bo Nix's health, entering his first rivalry game against Oregon State on Saturday in Corvallis, Ore.

Lanning said Nix would continue to undergo treatment on his injured right foot and be evaluated on a daily basis.

Nix played in the No. 9 Ducks' 20-17 victory against Utah last Saturday, though he barely practiced during the week. He completed 25 of 37 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown with one interception.

"We'll see," Lanning said of Nix's availability for the regular-season finale. "We have a great medical staff, they do a good job. Bo understands, playing the game for a long time, he understands the way his body feels. Obviously he was able to go out there on Saturday, but we keep evaluating as we get closer to each game."

The Ducks (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12) can clinch a berth in the conference title game against No. 6 Southern California and keep alive their slim hopes for a spot in the College Football Playoff with a victory against the No. 21 Beavers (8-3, 5-3).

Nix isn't the only Oregon player with health concerns. Starting center Alex Forsyth missed last week's game because of a right shoulder injury, fellow offensive lineman Jackson Powers-Johnson left after sustaining a leg injury, and receiver Chase Cota has missed the past three games with an undisclosed ailment.

"We have a lot of tough kids," said Lanning, who declined to discuss the status of those three players. "It's that time of year when you're banged up and you're hurting and it's not Week 1 anymore. We have a lot of guys that are banged up."

Beavers coach Jonathan Smith announced that quarterback Ben Gulbranson, who has started the past six games and gone 5-1 with Chance Nolan sidelined due to a neck injury, would remain the starter for the remainder of the season.

Gulbranson has thrown for 1,005 yards and eight TDs with just one interception since taking over. His lone loss was a 24-21 setback at Washington, which is now ranked No. 13.

Gulbranson completed 15 of 21 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown in a 31-7 victory last Saturday at Arizona State.

"He's gotten better each week," Smith said of Gulbranson. "Competition is healthy, so whenever Chance gets healthy again, or next year even, Ben's gonna have to compete."

Freshman running back Damien Martinez rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns against the Sun Devils, his fifth consecutive game with more than 100 yards on the ground. That's the longest streak by a Beavers player since Steven Jackson had a six-game stretch in 2003.

"He won't go down easy," Smith said of Martinez. "He's getting to the line, guys are starting to hang, he's making guys miss, he's pushing the pile, he's finishing runs."

While Smith was reluctant to talk about the Oregon game until this week, his players have shown no such reservations.

"I've been thinking about the Ducks (since) before the season," Oregon State linebacker Easton Mascarenas-Arnold said. "We're ready for that."

--Field Level Media

Updated November 23, 2022

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