Oregon State scored first, on a touchdown pass to Tegan Quitoriano barely 5 minutes into the game, came from behind in the 2nd quarter to take a 21-17 halftime lead, dominated the 3rd quarter, and scored 46 seconds into the 4th quarter to open a 4 score lead, going up 42-17, having punched in touchdowns on 5 consecutive drives.
The Beavers then withstood a 10 point Trojan rally, and ended the game with a field goal for the last points of the 45-27 win, and then an interception that allowed Chance Nolan to again give away a couple yards from of a dominant rushing total yardage, with a couple of victory formation plays, the like of which Oregon State has never been able to do in the LA Coliseum.
But how the Beavers went about the win was even more impressive than the score, which was the most points Oregon State has ever scored against USC, eclipsing their record of 38, which had stood since 1914. Or that they got their first win in the Coliseum since 1960. Oregon State took the fight to USC wire to wire, and never backed down, on offense or defense.