- Associated Press - Saturday, November 7, 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State coach Gary Andersen deflected criticism from his players after a 41-0 loss to No. 22 UCLA on Saturday.

“The blame goes right smack-dab right between my eyes,” the first-year coach said. “So I’ll look at it, I’ll evaluate it and I’ll try to make it better.”

UCLA freshman Josh Rosen threw two touchdown passes to Thomas Duarte in cold, rainy conditions to help keep alive the Bruins’ Pac-12 title hopes.

Rosen was 22 for 33 for 333 yards before sitting out the fourth quarter. The Bruins (7-2, 4-2) had 676 yards against the Beavers (2-7, 0-6).

UCLA limited Oregon State to 246 yards and forced four turnovers against redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Mitchell. It was the Bruins first shutout since 2007 against Oregon and their first shutout on the road since 1987 versus Stanford.

Beavers running back Storm Barrs-Woods said Oregon State had no excuses on offense.

“We just have to quit shooting ourselves in the foot, score when we can and just come out there with a different attitude,” he said.

Andersen acknowledged that the Beavers were ineffective on offense and couldn’t get any pressure on Rosen. “Their offensive line locked us down,” he said.

The rebuilding Beavers are the only winless team in conference play.

The Bruins have won three straight after consecutive losses to Arizona State and Stanford. Rosen has 18 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions this season. He has 133 attempts without an interception since the Stanford game Oct. 15.

The Bruins capitalized on turnovers to score 24 points in the second quarter.

“We got a little momentum,” said UCLA Coach Jim Mora.

Oregon State had a drive going late in the first quarter, but Mitchell fumbled at the UCLA 34 and the Bruins recovered. UCLA’s drive stalled, and Ka’imi Fairbarn had a 38-yard field goal to open the scoring.

On Oregon State’s next possession, Randall Goforth picked off Mitchell’s pass at the Beavers 42. Rosen threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Duarte, capping a seven-play drive.

Later in the half, Rosen showed off his arm on a 63-yard pass to Kenneth Walker. A few plays later, the Bruins capped a 96-yard drive with another touchdown pass to Duarte.

“That was a big turning point and very, very disappointing,” Andersen said, of having the Bruins pinned back near their own end zone.

Mitchell threw his second interception on Oregon State’s subsequent drive, leading to Paul Perkins’ touchdown run that made it 24-0.

UCLA got the ball to open the second half and scored on Nate Starks’s 11-yard run. Fairbairn made another field goal, and Sos Jamabo added a 30-yard touchdown run at the end of the third quarter.

Mitchell was 9 for 19 for 84 yards before being pulled in the fourth quarter in his second start.

He also started when the Beavers lost to No. 13 Utah 27-12 on Oct. 31 in Salt Lake City.

Freshman Seth Collins began the year under center for the Beavers, but is out with a hyperextended knee suffered in practice.

Oregon State cornerback Dwayne Williams was injured on a tackle in the second half and was taken off the field via ambulance. He was moving all extremities, but was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis as a precautionary measure.

Beavers running back Ryan Nall suffered a concussion during the first half of the game.

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