Oregon State Beavers football
|Oregon State Beavers football|
|Athletic director||Scott Barnes|
|Head coach||Jonathan Smith
1st season, 0–0 (–)
|Other staff||Brian Lindgren (OC)|
|NCAA division||Division I FBS|
|Conference||Pac-12 (since 1964)|
|Division||North (since 2011)|
|Past conferences||Independent (1893–1899, 1902–1915)
PCC (1916–1942, 1945–1958)
|All-time record||534–582–50 (.479)|
|Bowl record||11–6 (.647)|
|Conference titles||5 (1941, 1956, 1957, 1964, 2000)|
|Rivalries||Oregon Ducks (rivalry)|
|Heisman winners||1 (Terry Baker)|
|Colors||Orange and Black
|Fight song||Hail to Old OSU|
|Marching band||Oregon State University Marching Band|
The Oregon State Beavers football team represents Oregon State University in NCAA Division I FBS college football. The team first fielded an organized football team in 1893 and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference's North Division. Jonathan Smith has been the head coach since November 29th 2017. Their home games are played at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.
- 1 History
- 2 Home stadium
- 3 Rivalries
- 4 Championships
- 5 Bowl history
- 6 Notable players
- 7 Media
- 8 Future non-conference opponents
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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Football at Oregon State University started in 1893 shortly after athletics were initially authorized at the college. Athletics were banned prior May 1892, but when the strict school president, Benjamin Arnold, died, President John Bloss reversed the ban. Bloss's son William started the first team, on which he served as both coach and quarterback. The team's first game was an easy 63–0 defeat over the home team, Albany College.
The university has been in several athletic conferences. These include the Northwest Intercollegiate Association (1902–1914), the Pacific Coast Conference (1915–1958), and the Pac-12 Conference (1964–present). Prior to 1902, and in-between the Pacific Coast Conference and Pac-12 Conference (then called the Pacific-8 Conference), OSU played as an independent school.
The Beavers play their home games at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. It was originally called Parker Stadium when it was constructed in 1953, and had a capacity of 25,000. Parker Stadium was renamed Reser Stadium in June 1999. Major renovations from 2005–2016 increased the stadium's capacity to 44,160, which is the current capacity.
Oregon State University's primary rival is the University of Oregon. The two schools enjoy a fierce and long-standing rivalry due to the proximity of the two campuses. The University of Oregon is in Eugene, Oregon, about 40 miles south of Corvallis. The teams first matched up on the gridiron in 1894 and have been playing each other almost every year since. The rivalry game between the two schools is called the "Civil War" and is traditionally the last game of each season. They have played each other 121 times which makes it the seventh-oldest college football rivalry game.
Oregon State has won the Pac-12 Championship 5 times: 1941, 1956, 1957, 1964, and 2000.
- 1941 Oregon State Beavers football team
- 1956 Oregon State Beavers football team
- 1957 Oregon State Beavers football team
- 1964 Oregon State Beavers football team
- 2000 Oregon State Beavers football team
Oregon State University has played in 17 postseason bowl games. The Beavers have also played in the Mirage Bowl, but this was a regular season game and a "bowl" in name only, not a post-season invitational bowl game. The 17 bowl game total does not include an invitation to play in the Gotham Bowl in 1960, when no opponent could be found for Oregon State. The Beavers are 11–6 in bowl game appearances.
Bowl game appearances and results
|Year and bowl||Winning team||Losing team||Result|
|1940 Pineapple Bowl||Oregon State||39||Hawaii||6||Won|
|1942 Rose Bowl||Oregon State||20||Duke||16||Won|
|1949 Pineapple Bowl||Oregon State||47||Hawaii||27||Won|
|1957 Rose Bowl||Iowa||35||Oregon State||19||Lost|
|1962 Liberty Bowl||Oregon State||6||Villanova||0||Won|
|1965 Rose Bowl||Michigan||34||Oregon State||7||Lost|
|1999 Oahu Bowl||Hawaii||23||Oregon State||17||Lost|
|2001 Fiesta Bowl||Oregon State||41||Notre Dame||9||Won|
|2002 Insight Bowl||Pittsburgh||38||Oregon State||13||Lost|
|2003 Las Vegas Bowl||Oregon State||55||New Mexico||14||Won|
|2004 Insight Bowl||Oregon State||38||Notre Dame||21||Won|
|2006 Sun Bowl||Oregon State||39||Missouri||38||Won|
|2007 Emerald Bowl||Oregon State||21||Maryland||14||Won|
|2008 Sun Bowl||Oregon State||3||Pittsburgh||0||Won|
|2009 Las Vegas Bowl||BYU||44||Oregon State||20||Lost|
|2012 Alamo Bowl||Texas||31||Oregon State||27||Lost|
|2013 Hawaii Bowl||Oregon State||38||Boise State||23||Won|
Heisman Trophy recipients
- 1962 Terry Baker – QB
† Consensus Selection, ‡ Unanimous Selection
Notable former players
- Lloyd Wickett, NFL defensive lineman 1943, 1946 for the Detroit Lions
- Frank Ramsey, NFL offensive lineman, 1945 Chicago Bears
- James Allen, former linebacker for the New Orleans Saints
- Sam Baker, NFL player in 1953, 1956–1969
- Terry Baker, 1962 Heisman Trophy winner, Maxwell Award winner, Sportsman of the Year, and NFL quarterback from 1963–1965
- Kelly Chapman, TE – Ottawa Rough Riders 1994–1996
- José Cortéz, NFL placekicker from 1999–2006
- Bill Enyart, NFL player from 1969–1971
- Joe Francis, NFL QB from 1958–1959
- DeLawrence Grant, former linebacker for the Oakland Raiders
- Bob Grim, NFL player from 1967–1977 and one-time Pro Bowler
- Bob Horn, NFL linebacker from 1976–1983
- Osia Lewis, player and coach
- Paul Lowe, AFL running back from 1960–1969, two-time AFL All-Star, 1965 AFL MVP, & member of the AFL All-Time Team
- Pellom McDaniels, Defensive lineman in the World League of American Football from 1991–1992 for the Birmingham Fire, and NFL from 1993–2000 for the Kansas City Chiefs & Atlanta Falcons
- Bill McKalip, NFL player from 1932–1932, 1934, 1936
- Bronco Mendenhall, head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers, 2016–present
- Lyle Moevao, QB Graduate Assistant for the Beavers and former quarterback for the La Courneuve Flash of the Ligue Élite de Football Américain. Won the French football championship in 2011.
- Joe Phillips, NFL defensive lineman from 1986–1999
- Steve Preece, NFL defensive back from 1969–1977
- Rocky Rasley, NFL guard from 1969–1970, 1972–1976
- Terrell Roberts, NFL player 2003–2004
- Ade Schwammel, NFL player from 1934–1936, 1943–1944
- Vic Sears, NFL player from 1941–1943, 1945–1953 and member of the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team
- Ken Simonton, former running back for the Buffalo Bills
- Jonathan Smith, former offensive coordinator at the University of Washington and current Head Coach.
- George Svendsen, NFL center from 1935–1937, 1940–1941 and member of the NFL 1930s All-Decade Team
- Aaron Thomas, NFL player from 1961–1970
- Robb Thomas, NFL wide receiver from 1989–1998
- Reggie Tongue, NFL defensive back from 1996–2005
- Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle from 1991–1999
- F. Wayne Valley, Founder and principal owner of the Oakland Raiders & former President of the American Football League
- William (Skip) Vanderbundt, NFL Linebacker, SF 49ers (1969–1977) N.O. Saints (1978)
- Len Younce, NFL guard in 1941, 1943–1944, 1946–1948 & member of the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team
Radio flagship: KEX 1190 AM in Portland
Broadcasters: Mike Parker (play-by-play), Jim Wilson (analyst), and Ron Callan (sideline reporter).
Oregon State also has an extensive network of broadcast affiliates.
Future non-conference opponents
Announced schedules as of March 8, 2017
|at Ohio State||vs Oklahoma State||at Oklahoma State||vs Idaho||vs Boise State||at Boise State||vs Fresno State|
|vs Southern Utah||at Hawaii||vs Colorado State||vs Hawaii||at Fresno State|
|at Nevada||vs Cal Poly||at San Jose State||vs Montana State|
- "Colors | University Relations and Marketing | Oregon State University". Retrieved May 2, 2017.
- "Oregon State Historical Data". cfbdatawarehouse.com.
- Forgard, Benjamin. "The Evolution of School Spirit and Tradition at Oregon State University" (PDF). Retrieved 30 May 2012.
- Edmonston Jr., George. "The Birth of OSU Football". OSU Alumni Association. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
- "Athletics" (PDF). The Orange & Black.
- "Reser Stadium". osubeavers.com. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
- "Pac-12 Football Champions". Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
- "Oregon State University Football Media Guide: Bowl Game History" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-02-09.
- "Oregon State Bowl History". Retrieved 2007-02-09.
- "Gotham Bowl inaugural off". Register Guard. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- The 2001 Fiesta Bowl was played on January 1, 2001. It followed the 2000 season.
- "2012 Football Media Guide – All-Americans" (PDF). OSUBeavers.com. p. 138. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- http://oregonstate.scout.com/3/radio.html Oregon State Football Radio Network
- "Oregon State Beavers Football Schedules and Future Schedules". fbschedules.com. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
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