No. 22 Oregon State rallies to stun No. 10 Oregon 38-34
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Isaiah Newell ran for the go-ahead touchdown with 8:11 remaining, and No. 22 Oregon State took advantage of critical mistakes in the fourth quarter by No. 10 Oregon to rally for a 38-34 victory. The Beavers trailed 31-10 late in the third quarter and 34-17 early in the fourth, but the Ducks gave their rivals a short field on three consecutive possessions, leading to touchdowns. Oregon can still make the Pac-12 title game but needs Washington State to beat rival Washington. Oregon State ran for 268 yards and five touchdowns, overcoming its lack of a passing game.
AP source: Arizona St on verge of hiring Dillingham as coach
Arizona State is finalizing a deal to make Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham the youngest head football coach in a Power Five conference. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that the 32-year-old Phoenix native was on the verge of becoming the head coach at the school he graduated from just 10 years ago. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because contract details still need to be worked out. Arizona State fired Herman Edwards in September after a 1-2 start. The football program is also facing an NCAA investigation for alleged violations of recruiting rules committed under Edwards.
FAU fires former Oregon Coach Willie Taggart after 3 seasons, 15-18 record
Florida Atlantic fired Willie Taggart on Saturday, only hours after the end of a third consecutive five-win season and no bowl bid for the second time in that span. Taggart was 15-18 in his three seasons with the Owls — 5-4 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, then 5-7 in each of the last two seasons. His finale was Saturday, a 32-31 overtime loss at home to his alma mater Western Kentucky. FAU is heading to the American Athletic Conference next season.