November 26, 2022 • Corvallis, Ore. • Reser Stadium • 12:30 pm PT • ABC
Play by Play: Dave Flemming
Analyst: Rod Gilmore
Sideline: Tiffany Blackmon
OSU Radio: Beaver Sports Network, Varsity Network (Oregon State)
Play by Play: Mike Parker
Analyst: Jim Wilson
Sideline: Ron Callan
Before the game: Steve Preece
National Radio: ESPN Radio
Play by Play: Mike Couzens
Analyst: Max Starks
OSU on SiriusXM Radio: 99 or 197
OSU on SiriusXM app/web: 959
Live Stats: OSUBeavers.com
– Oregon State ends its regular season when it hosts Oregon Saturday at Reser Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m
– The game will be broadcast live on ABC. Dave Flemming (Play-by-Play), Rod Gilmore (Analyst) and Tiffany Blackmon (Sideline) will rule the action.
– Saturday’s game marks the 126th all-time meeting between the teams and the 59th in Corvallis. Oregon leads the series 67-48-10 and 31-21-6 in games played at Corvallis.
– The game will be broadcast live on the Beaver Sports Radio Network. A list of affiliated companies can be found on page two of these notes.
– Every game this season can be heard live on Varsity Network, a free application available across computer browsers, smartphones and tablets. After downloading the application, search for Oregon State.
– ESPN Radio will also broadcast the game with Mike Couzens (Play-by-Play) and Max Starks (Analyst) in conversation.
– The Oregon State – Oregon Rivalry Series is presented by Safeway-Albertsons, PacificSource Health Plans, your local Toyota dealers and First Interstate Bank.
Oregon State Notables
– Oregon State is 5-1 in their last six games and has held opponents at this stretch averaging 14.5 points and 307.8 yards per game.
– The Beavers have won eight games for the first time since 2012. OSU, 5-3 in the Pac-12 game, is sure to set back-to-back winning conference records for the first time since 2008-2009.
– The Beavers are 10-1 in their last 11 games at Reser Stadium since 2021.
– Damien Martinez is the Pac-12 Newcomer of the Week.
– Oregon State ranks 22nd in both the Associated Press and AFCA Coaches top 25 rankings.
– Oregon State’s defense hasn’t conceded a point in the first quarter in the last five games. OSU gave up just 27 at that stretch in the second quarter.
Summary of Win 8
– Oregon State had eight wins for the first time since 2012 when the Beavers went 9-4.
– The Beavers secured a second straight conference record. This was last the case in 2008 and 2009.
– OSU held Arizona State to 276 yards, fewer than an opponent in a road game since the Beavers held Washington State to 192 in a 42-10 win on Nov. 21, 2009.
– Oregon State also limited the ASU to 122 passing yards, the fewest on the street under Smith. It’s also the least in a Pac-12 game since Stanford was limited to 94 yards in 2021.
– The Beavers kept the Sun Devils scoreless in the second half, the first time OSU has managed that this season. That’s the first time since Idaho closed in 2021.
– The win was OSU’s first at Tempe since 2009 and fifth all-time.
– The win led to a four-game losing streak for the Beavers in the rankings.
– OSU kept ASU scoreless in the first quarter and has now gone five straight games without conceding a point in the first quarter.
AP Top 25
– Oregon State is ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for the third time this season. The Beavers are ranked at No. 22.
– The Beavers are also ranked No. 22 on the AFCA Coaches Top 25. It’s the first time OSU has been listed there since 2013.
– Saturday’s matchup is the first between Oregon State and Oregon if both teams have been ranked since 2012. It has taken place three times before Saturday: 2012 (L, 48-24), 2008 (L, 65-38) and 2000 (W, 23-13).
– Oregon State is 4-1 at Reser Stadium this season and 10-1 in the team’s last 10 games. The Beavers went 6-0 at home in 2021.
– The Beavers average 33.4 points per game. Opponents, meanwhile, have amassed a total of 172 points, or 15.6 per game. Only 21 of those 172 points came in the first quarter, while OSU scored 94 in the first frame.
– Opponents are averaging just 308.8 yards per game, including 296.4 in 2022. OSU is averaging 411.3 yards over those 11 games.
Speaking of defence
– Oregon State’s defense ranks second in the Pac-12, allowing an average 330.6 yards of offense per game, 1 yard less than No. 1 Utah (329.5). The Beavers have held 10 of their 11 opponents to under 400 yards this season.
– From 2015 to 2021, Oregon State’s defense had held opponents to 400 yards or less just 22 times in 80 games, including 18 FBS enemies.
– Oregon State is third in the Pac-12 in goal defense and allowing an average of 20.3 yards per game. Just half a point separates OSU and the No. 1 state (19.8).
– The Beavers have given up the fewest points in the league in Pac-12 play at 146, 18.25 per game.
– Speaking of defense, over a six-game span in which the Beavers went 5-1, Oregon State was one of the most difficult teams to score on.
– OSU has conceded 87 points in their last six games, averaging 14.5 per. That’s fifth in the country, behind Georgia (11.3), Michigan (11.8), Troy (12.0), and Air Force (13.7).
– The Beavers are the only Pac-12 team to keep opponents under 20 at this stretch, with Washington State second at 21.2.
– Oregon State has held opponents to seven points in the first quarter in their last six games.
– Additionally, the Beaver defense has grounded opponents for 76.7 yards per game, good for sixth lowest nationally. Teams average 3.3 yards per attempt.