EUGENE, Ore. — Vernon Adams threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns and No. 18 Oregon extended its winning streak to six games and closed out the regular season with a 52-42 victory Friday over the rival Oregon State Beavers in the 119th Civil War game.
Royce Freeman ran for 167 yards and two touchdowns for the Ducks (9-3, 7-2 Pac-12), who will now wait to see how the postseason bowl picture shakes out. Stanford will represent the Pac-12 North in the conference championship game.
Bralon Addison caught eight passes for 106 yards and scored four touchdowns for Oregon, including a 13-yard TD run.
It was the ninth straight loss for the Beavers (2-10, 0-9), the most since 1995 when they lost 10 in a row. Oregon State did not win a conference game for the first time since 1997.
The Beavers did not make it easy for the Ducks, mounting a late rally. Victor Bolden ran 78 yards on a punt return for the touchdown to narrow the score to 38-35 early in the fourth quarter. Adams answered on the next drive with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Addison.
Then Ryan Nall broke away for a 66-yard scoring run to draw the Beavers close once more with 7:05 to go. Again Adams answered with a 24-yard TD pass to Addison for the final margin.
Nall finished with a career-high 174 yards rushing and a score for the Beavers, who had averaged just 14.7 points during the losing streak going into Friday's game.
Oregon State's Seth Collins, who missed four games with a left knee injury, returned and ran for three touchdowns while sharing quarterback duties with first-time starter Marcus McMaryion.
Washington 45, No. 20 Washington State 10
SEATTLE — Myles Gaskin rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns, Sidney Jones, Darren Gardenhire and Azeem Victor all returned turnovers for touchdowns in the second half and Washington became bowl eligible with a win over No. 20 Washington State.
The Huskies (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12) took all debate out of their postseason status by stemming the best passing game in the country and taking advantage of seven turnovers by the Cougars, the most by Washington State since 2009 against Hawaii.
Peyton Bender made his first college start for Washington State because of an injury to Luke Falk and looked the part of an inexperienced freshman. Bender threw for 288 yards, but the Cougars (8-4, 6-3) failed to take advantage of three good scoring opportunities in the first half.
Bender started after Falk suffered an apparent concussion last week against Colorado.