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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - The defense came to the rescue again for Oregon State.
Utah's four turnovers - two lost fumbles and two interceptions - were the difference in the Beavers' 21-7 win over the Utes in a cold, drizzly game Saturday night.
The reward was that Oregon State (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12) became bowl eligible and the next day popped up a place in the rankings to No. 7.
Turnovers were killer for the Utes (2-5, 0-4). The first two - a Michael Doctor interception and a Dylan Wynn fumble recovery - set up the Beavers for easy touchdown drives deep in Utah territory. The third - a fumbled pitch at the Beavers 3-yard line - killed a promising scoring drive. Finally, a frantic Utah rally in the final minutes ended when quarterback Travis Wilson was picked off by Sean Martin.