EUGENE — Thomas Tyner was the last Oregon State player to leave Rich Brooks Field on Saturday night as he caught up with a few old friends from the other side.
Tyner, a senior running back from Aloha, played for Oregon in 2013 and 2014. He scored a touchdown in the 2013 Civil War. He medically retired from football before deciding earlier this year to return to Oregon State, the team he rooted for as a youngster.
In Saturday’s 69-10 loss to Oregon, he rushed eight times for 23 yards.
Freeman rushing to history
Oregon senior running back Royce Freeman climbed several lists Saturday as he winds down his college career.
Freeman’s two rushing touchdowns moved him past former Oregon State standout Ken Simonton into the top spot on the Pac-12 all-time list.
Freeman passed Charles White, Travis Prentice and Cedric Benson for sixth in NCAA career rushing yards. He also jumped Eric Crouch and Colin Kaepernick to hold 10th in NCAA career rushing touchdowns with 60.
Second in Pac-12 career rushing yards, Freeman became the fourth player in college football history to have 5,000 rushing yards and 800 receiving yards.
Two Oregon State players had opportunities to reach milestones Saturday but fell short.
Senior inside linebacker Manase Hungalu needed six tackles — after averaging more than eight per game, to become the first OSU player to reach 100 since 2013 (Ty Zimmerman) and the program’s first linebacker to hit the century mark since 2005 (Trent Bray). But Hungalu had just three.
Running back Ryan Nall needed 59 rushing yards to pass Pete Pifer for seventh on school career rushing list and one rushing touchdown to tie for fifth. Nall got 41 yards on 14 carries and no scores.
Garretson, Villamin exit
Beavers quarterback Darell Garretson left the game with a concussion at 5:06 in the third quarter and didn’t return in his final game for Oregon State.
Oregon defensive end Elijah George was called for roughing the passer and ejected for targeting.
Garretson’s pass on the play went for 40 yards to Trevon Bradford to the Oregon 15. Mason Moran came on in place of Garretson and the Beavers got a field goal out of the drive.
OSU senior receiver Jordan Villamin also left the game with a concussion.
Oregon State had difficulty stopping opposing offenses on third down the entire season.
The Beavers entered the game dead last in the 129-team Football Bowl Subdivision in third-down defensive percentage at 52.85.
Saturday, Oregon was 9 of 16 on third downs, pushing OSU’s season percentage to 53.2.
Oregon’s win in the 121st Civil War gave the Ducks their fifth straight win against the Beavers in Eugene and a 64-47-10 lead in the all-time series.
The Civil War is the fifth-most contested series in college football.
Oregon’s 52 first-half points were the most scored in the first two quarters in a game between FBS teams this season.
It also equaled the most points Oregon State had allowed in a game this fall.