The Beavers scored on their first play from scrimmage as Sean Canfield hit James Rodgers for an 87-yard touchdown pass. It was the sixth-longest pass play in OSU football history.
The Beavers took a 14-0 lead with a seven-play, 38-yard drive after Tim Clark forced a Portland State fumble which was recovered by Stephen Paea.
The Vikings had a chance to get on the board late in the quarter but former Corvallis High kicker Wade Penner missed a 38-yard try.
Canfield was 2-for-3 for 96 yards and the score. PSU quarterback Drew Hubel, also from CHS, was 7-for-10 for 96 yards.
OSU had 143 total yards and the Vikings 111.
The Beavers finished their first drive of the quarter with a 50-yard field goal by Justin Kahut, a career-best.
OSU added a touchdown to cap an 82-yard drive. The Beavers scored on four of their five possessions in the first half, with the fifth a kneel-down to run out the clock.
Jacquizz Rodgers had 60 yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns and Canfield was 8-for-11 for 158 yards.
On defense, the Beavers gave up 169 yards passing and did not sack Hubel, but did not allow the Vikings to score. The Beavers held PSU to 31 yards rushing.
OSU had 239 total yards and PSU had 200.
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James Rodgers returned the kickoff 49 yards and Jacquizz scored on a 43-yard run to start the second half.
Ryan Katz took over for Canfield at quarterback for OSU after the one-play drive.
OSU punted for the first time with 9:51 left in the quarter.
The Vikings also went with a new quarterback, inserting Connor Kavanaugh for Hubel. Hubel returned later in the quarter.
OSU receiver Aaron Nichols caught a 56-yard pass from Katz to set up Kahut's second field goal of the game.
Jacquizz Rodgers finished with 103 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns.
The Beavers had their shutout in jeopardy when PSU drove inside the 5, but OSU held on four downs.
OSU was held to its first three-and-out of the game and punted with 10:44 in the quarter. The Beavers punted two more times.
The shutout was finally lost with 2:51 left when Kavanaugh was able to score on a 1-yard run.
OSU held the Vikings to 77 yards rushing but gave up 274 passing.
Katz finished the game with 124 yards passing, hitting 7 of 12 throws. He combined with Canfield for 282 yards. They completed passes to seven players.