PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Steven Jackson rushed for 230 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Oregon State used a big second half to post a 31-21 victory over Stanford in a Pac-10 Conference contest.
Oregon State trailed by as many as 18 points, but Derek Anderson connected with James Newson on a 46-yard pass to put the Beavers (7-4, 3-4 Pac-10) on top, 24-21, with 9:36 left in the fourth quarter.
Terrell Roberts set up the go-ahead touchdown with his second interception of the season.
Dwight Wright gave the Beavers a 10-point advantage a little less than three minutes later with a four-yard scoring run. It was set up by a 70-yard run by Jackson, who has rushed for over 200 yards three times this season.
Anderson finished 17 of 41 for 290 yards for Oregon State, which snapped a three-game road losing streak. The Beavers also ended a seven-game Pac-10 road skid and became bowl eligible with their third win in four games.
Oregon State's Dennis Erickson coached his 200th game. He has an overall record of 143-56-1 in a 17-year coaching career at Idaho, Wyoming, Washington State, Miami and Oregon State.
Kyle Matter was 13 of 35 for 177 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and Kerry Carter ran 20 times for 80 yards and one score for Stanford (2-8, 1-6, which suffered its fourth straight loss.
Jackson gave the Beavers their first touchdown with a 58-yard run at the start of the third quarter, cutting Stanford's lead to 21-13.
Kirk Yliniemi's 23-yard field goal early in the final period pulled Oregon State within five points.