Football Edges Oregon State, 35-34
October 24, 1998
SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Brock Huard threw for four touchdowns and Washington had to withstand Jonathan Smith's attempted 2-point conversion pass with time expired to beat Oregon State 35-34 on Saturday.
After Smith passed for his third touchdown as time ran out, he tried to hit Roddy Tompkins in the back of the end zone to win the game. Tompkins appeared to have caught the ball, but it was stripped away by Nigel Burton.
Washington (5-2 overall, 3-1 Pac-10) won its third in a row and beat Oregon State for the 11th straight time despite Smith's school-record 469 passing yards.
Smith drove the Beavers (4-4, 1-4) 78 yards in five plays, passing 33 yards to Tim Alexander as time expired. It was his third touchdown pass of the second half.
Smith had a 90-yard touchdown pass to Tompkins with 8:02 left that brought the Beavers to within a touchdown.
Huard, returning to the lineup after missing two games with a separated left shoulder, had four TD passes for the fifth time in his career.
Huard had scoring passes of 40 and 30 yards to Andre DeSaussure in the second quarter. He also had a 13-yard TD pass to Chris Juergens in the first quarter and a 4-yarder to Gerald Harris with 1:10 gone in the fourth quarter to give the Huskies a 35-21 lead.
The Beavers' Jamil Braithwait blocked a punt by Ryan Fleming and recovered on Washington's 7 with 4:54 to go. But Omare Lowe intercepted a fourth-down pass by Smith in the end zone with 3:24 left.
The Huskies finally had to punt with 41 seconds left and the Beavers took over at their 22 with 30 seconds left. Smith completed passes of 19 and 27 to Tompkins before his 33-yard TD pass to Alexander.
Smith, a former walk-on, replaced Terrance Bryant in the second quarter and wound up 17-of-32 for 469 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. Tompkins caught nine for 210 yards.
Huard was 20-for-40 for 260 yards with one interception.
By JIM COUR