2007 Oregon State Beavers football team

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2007 Oregon State Beavers football
Oregon State text logo.svg
Emerald Bowl Champions
Civil War Champions
Emerald Bowl vs. Maryland, W 21–14
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
AP #25
2007 record 9–4 (6–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Mike Riley
Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf
Defensive coordinator Mark Banker
Home stadium Reser Stadium
(Capacity: 45,674)
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 USC +   7 2         11 2  
#16 Arizona State +   7 2         10 3  
#25 Oregon State   6 3         9 4  
#23 Oregon   5 4         9 4  
UCLA   5 4         6 7  
Arizona   4 5         5 7  
California   3 6         7 6  
Washington State   3 6         5 7  
Stanford   3 6         4 8  
Washington   2 7         4 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the college football season of 2007-2008. The team's head coach was Mike Riley. Home games were played at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.

Season notes[edit]

The team returned 16 starting players from the previous season and was predicted by some analysts to contend for second place in the Pac-10.[1] They returned a majority of the defense, which was ranked second in the nation for total sacks, eighth in the nation in tackles for loss, and within the top 20 in rushing defense in the 2006–07 season. CFN picked the Beavers in their preseason top 25 and claimed they were a "heavy sleeper for big things" in the 2007 season.[2] The Beavers finished the season 9–4, good for third place in the Pac-10, and won the Emerald Bowl 21–14. Their run defense finished first in the nation for fewest rushing yards allowed per game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 PM Utah* Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR FSN W 24–7   40,409[3]
September 6 4:30 PM at Cincinnati* Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPN L 3–34   25,020[4]
September 15 3:30 PM Idaho State* Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR FSNNW W 61–10   38,491[5]
September 22 7:00 PM at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 32–44   56,099[6]
September 29 3:30 PM UCLA Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR FSN L 14–40   41,137[7]
October 6 1:00 PM Arizona Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR W 31–16   40,489[8]
October 13 4:00 PM at #2 California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA Versus W 31–28   63,995[9]
October 27 3:30 PM Stanforddagger Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR (Hispanic Heritage Game) W 23–6   42,089[10]
November 3 5:00 PM at #15 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC L 3–24   85,713[11]
November 10 7:15 PM Washington Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR FSN W 29–23   45,629[12]
November 17 3:30 PM at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA FSNNW W 52–17   22,660[13]
December 1 1:30 PM at #20 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR (Civil War) ESPN2 W 38–31 2OT  59,050[14]
December 28 5:30 PM vs. Maryland* AT&T ParkSan Francisco, CA (Emerald Bowl) ESPN W 21–14   32,517[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Roster[edit]

QB#1 Sean Canfield (SO) QB#3 Lyle Moevao (SO) QB#2 Ryan Gunderson (SR) RB#6 Clinton Polk (SR) RB#5 Patrick Fuller (JR) WR#9 Anthony Brown (SR) WR#16 James Rodgers (FR) WR#12 Chris Johnson (JR) WR#15 Sam Oltman (FR) WR#17 Sammie Stroughter (SR) TE#19 Brady Camp (FR)

Game notes[edit]

Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 0 7 0 0 7
Oregon St 0 7 10 7 24

The Beavers opened the season hosting the Utah Utes of the Mountain West Conference on a Thursday night game, the first day of the college football season. Beavers' star running back Yvenson Bernard ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Sean Canfield completed eight of 19 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. Beaver Coach Mike Riley, still trying to determine a starting quarterback, also brought in quarterback Lyle Moevao to start the second quarter, though his first pass was intercepted. Alexis Serna made a 37-yard field goal in the 3rd quarter.[16]

Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon St 0 3 0 0 3
Cincinnati 3 7 24 0 34

Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Idaho St 0 3 0 7 10
Oregon St 21 7 19 14 61
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon

Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon St 19 0 7 6 32
Arizona St 0 13 14 17 44

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 0 6 6 28 40
Oregon St 14 0 0 0 14
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 3 7 3 3 16
Oregon St 24 7 0 0 31
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon St 7 6 7 11 31
California 0

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Stanford 0 6 0 0 6
Oregon St 7 7 3 6 23
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon

Southern California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon St 0 3 0 0 3
USC 3 21 0 0 24

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 0 10 13 23
Oregon St 0 16 3 10 29
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon St 21 10 7 14 52
Washington St 0 3 7 7 17

On a cold, rainy night in Pullman, Washington, the Beavers forced 8 turnovers en route to a 52-17 victory against the Cougars. Yvenson Bernard ran for 2 touchdowns and 77 yards as Lyle Moevao played mistake free in his second career start. Alex Brink threw 5 first half interceptions as the stingy Beaver defense put pressure on him all game long.

Oregon[edit]

Beavers own the State again. James Rodgers scores on a fly sweep in double OT. OSU's stingy D stuffs Jonathan Stewart on 4th down, to clinch the first victory on enemy soil for either team since 1996.

Oregon State at #17 Oregon
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Oregon State 14 7 0 7 3 7 38
Oregon 7 14 7 0 3 0 31

Emerald Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 14 0 0 0 14
Oregon St 7 7 7 0 21

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