Oregon State Beavers football


Oregon State Beavers football
Oregon State Beavers football
Current season
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First season 1893
Athletic director Bob De Carolis
Head coach Mike Riley
10th year, 69–54  (.561)
Home stadium Reser Stadium
Stadium capacity 45,674
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Corvallis, Oregon
Conference Pac-12
Division Pacific-12 North
All-time record 500–538–50 (.483)
Postseason bowl record 10–5
Conference titles 5 (1941, 1956, 1957, 1964, 2000)
Heisman winners 1 (Terry Baker)
Consensus All-Americans 5
Current uniform
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Colors Black and Orange            
Fight song Hail to Old OSU
Mascot Benny Beaver
Marching band Oregon State University Marching Band
Rivals Oregon Ducks
Washington Huskies
Washington State Cougars
Website OSUBeavers.com

The Oregon State Beavers football team represents Oregon State University (based in Corvallis, Oregon) in NCAA Division I-A college football. The team first fielded an organized football team in 1893 and is currently a member of the Pacific-12 Conference. The head coach is Mike Riley, with Danny Langsdorf as the offensive coordinator and Mark Banker as the defensive coordinator. Their home games are played at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.

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History

Oregon State's first season of football was in 1893. At that time, Oregon State was known as State Agricultural College, or SAC. William H. Bloss, son of SAC's school president, was the school's first coach, as well as the quarterback of the 1893 team.[1]

The original "stadium" that SAC played its first games on was an open grass lot with a fence around its perimeter. The field ran east and west. In 1896 or 1897, bleachers were constructed for the south side, which was designated the home team's side, and then sometime around 1899-1901, bleachers were built for the visitors on the north side of the field. It was known as College Field on Lower Campus.[2]

The first game was played on November 11, 1893 at 2:00pm at College Field on Lower Campus against Albany College. Over 500 spectators who paid a dime admission cheered on SAC to 62-0 win, a blowout by today's standards but even worse considering touchdowns were only worth four points at the time. Brady F. Burnett scored Oregon State's first touchdown in school history on a fumble return.[1]

Rivalries

Oregon State fans prepare to rush the field in an historic upset of #3 USC in 2006

University of Oregon

Oregon State'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 located 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 typically played the last game of each season. They have played each other 113 times which makes it the seventh-oldest college football rivalry game.

Washington and Washington State

The two other Pacific Northwest Pac-12 schools are also rivals. The Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars are within driving distance of Corvallis, so a large number of the road team's fans typically travel to each game. The Beavers have been playing the Huskies since 1897 and the Cougars since 1903. It is notable that the Oregon State-Washington rivalry predates the first Apple Cup and Oregon-Washington games, which were initiated in 1900.

The rivalry between the four Pacific Northwest Pac-12 schools is occasionally called the "Northwest Championship". Former Washington Huskies coach Rick Neuheisel coined the phrase to describe the four-team competition during the 2002 season. Since 2002, Oregon State has won the "Northwest Championship" two times (2004, 2007) by beating all three of its rivals in the same season.

Season records

Year Team Coach Win Loss Ties Win % Cnf Place PF PA Bowl Game Final Poll
1893 State Agricultural College Bill Bloss 4 1 .800 n/a 144 48
1894 State Agricultural College Guy Kennedy 2 1 .667 n/a 52 28
1895 State Agricultural College Paul Downing 0 2 1 .167 n/a 6 80
1896 State Agricultural College Tommy Code 1 2 .333 n/a 26 14
1897 Oregon Agricultural College Bill Bloss 2 0 1.000 n/a 42 8
1898 Oregon Agricultural College No Coach 1 2 1 .375 n/a 36 78
1899 Oregon Agricultural College Highland Stickney 3 2 .600 n/a 75 60
1900 No Team* No Coach
1901 No Team* No Coach
1902 Oregon Agricultural College Frank Herbold 4 1 1 .750 n/a 157 16
1903 Oregon Agricultural College Thomas L. McFadden 2 4 1 .357 n/a 21 32
1904 Oregon Agricultural College Allen Steckle 4 2 .667 n/a 119 22
1905 Oregon Agricultural College Allen Steckle 6 3 .667 n/a 166 28
1906 Oregon Agricultural College F. S. Norcross 4 1 2 .714 n/a 77 4
1907 Oregon Agricultural College F. S. Norcross 6 0 1.000 n/a 137 0
1908 Oregon Agricultural College F. S. Norcross 4 3 1 .563 n/a 83 51
1909 Oregon Agricultural College Sol Metzger 4 2 1 .643 n/a 54 41
1910 Oregon Agricultural College George Schildmiller 3 2 1 .583 n/a 27 43
1911 Oregon Agricultural College Sam Dolan 5 2 .714 n/a 119 49
1912 Oregon Agricultural College Sam Dolan 3 4 .429 n/a 57 40
1913 Oregon Agricultural College E.J. Stewart 3 2 3 .563 n/a 59 75
1914 Oregon Agricultural College E.J. Stewart 7 0 2 .889 n/a 172 15
1915 Oregon Agricultural College E.J. Stewart 5 3 .625 n/a 166 173
1916 Oregon Agricultural College Joseph Pipal 4 5 .444 3rd 92 112
1917 Oregon Agricultural College Joseph Pipal 4 2 1 .643 3rd 83 33
1918 Oregon Agricultural College H. W. "Bill" Hargiss 2 4 .333 5th 33 46
1919 Oregon Agricultural College H. W. "Bill" Hargiss 4 4 1 .500 6th 143 64
1920 Oregon Agricultural College R. B. Rutherford 2 2 2 .500 5th 20 52
1921 Oregon Agricultural College R. B. Rutherford 4 3 2 .556 4th 231 42
1922 Oregon Agricultural College R. B. Rutherford 3 4 .429 5th-T 44 42
1923 Oregon Agricultural College R. B. Rutherford 4 5 2 .455 6th-T 55 71
1924 Oregon Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 3 5 .375 7th 71 85
1925 Oregon Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 7 2 .778 3rd-T 268 81
1926 Oregon Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 7 1 .875 3rd-T 221 30
1927 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 3 3 1 .500 5th-T 98 78
1928 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 6 3 .667 6th-T 206 53
1929 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 5 4 .556 7th 182 106
1930 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 7 3 .700 6th 208 60
1931 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 6 3 1 .650 7th 198 62
1932 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 4 6 .400 8th-T 130 109
1933 Oregon State Agricultural College Lon Stiner 6 2 2 .700 4th 88 48
1934 Oregon State Agricultural College Lon Stiner 3 6 2 .364 9th 104 131
1935 Oregon State Agricultural College Lon Stiner 6 4 1 .591 7th 175 100
1936 Oregon State Agricultural College Lon Stiner 4 6 .400 7th 113 151
1937 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 3 3 3 .500 6th 71 60
1938 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 5 3 1 .611 4th 72 51
1939 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 9 1 1 .864 2nd 186 77 Pineapple Bowl
1940 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 5 3 1 .611 3rd 128 80
1941 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 8 2 .800 1st 143 49 Rose Bowl #12
1942 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 4 5 1 .450 6th 157 142
1943 No Team* No Coach
1944 No Team* No Coach
1945 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 4 4 1 .500 4th 100 131
1946 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 7 1 1 .833 2nd 157 81
1947 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 5 5 .500 6th 171 136
1948 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 5 4 3 .542 5th 249 236 Pineapple Bowl
1949 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 7 3 .700 5th 232 188
1950 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 3 6 .333 8th 107 183
1951 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 4 6 .400 6th 204 180
1952 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 2 7 .222 9th 123 267
1953 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 3 6 .333 6th 39 187
1954 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 1 8 .111 9th 60 296
1955 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 6 3 .667 2nd 126 120
1956 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 7 3 1 .682 1st 171 156 Rose Bowl #10
1957 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 8 2 .800 1st-T 203 129 #19
1958 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 6 4 .600 4th 98 118
1959 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 3 7 .300 Ind. 166 178
1960 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 6 3 1 .650 Ind. 197 145 Gotham Bowl[3]
1961 Oregon State University Tommy Prothro 5 5 .500 Ind. 165 137
1962 Oregon State University Tommy Prothro 9 2 .818 Ind. 278 148 Liberty Bowl #17
1963 Oregon State University Tommy Prothro 5 5 .500 Ind. 198 192
1964 Oregon State University Tommy Prothro 8 3 .727 1st-T 149 124 Rose Bowl #8
1965 Oregon State University Dee Andros 5 5 .500 7th 162 124
1966 Oregon State University Dee Andros 7 3 .700 2nd-T 171 156
1967 Oregon State University Dee Andros 7 2 1 .750 2nd-T 187 137 #7
1968 Oregon State University Dee Andros 7 3 .700 2nd 285 179 #13
1969 Oregon State University Dee Andros 6 4 .600 4th 175 148
1970 Oregon State University Dee Andros 6 5 .545 6th-T 211 239
1971 Oregon State University Dee Andros 5 6 .455 5th 271 317
1972 Oregon State University Dee Andros 2 9 .182 8th 131 295
1973 Oregon State University Dee Andros 2 9 .182 5th-T 166 293
1974 Oregon State University Dee Andros 3 8 .273 5th-T 285 293
1975 Oregon State University Dee Andros 1 10 .091 7th 103 264
1976 Oregon State University Craig Fertig 2 10 .167 7th-T 179 325
1977 Oregon State University Craig Fertig 2 9 .182 8th 173 303
1978 Oregon State University Craig Fertig 3 7 .300 9th 128 266
1979 Oregon State University Craig Fertig 1 10 .091 10th 147 396
1980 Oregon State University Joe Avezzano 0 11 .000 10th 108 386 Mirage Bowl[4]
1981 Oregon State University Joe Avezzano 1 10 .091 10th 145 469
1982 Oregon State University Joe Avezzano 1 9 1 .136 10th 132 306
1983 Oregon State University Joe Avezzano 2 8 1 .227 9th 171 266
1984 Oregon State University Joe Avezzano 2 9 .182 9th 158 396
1985 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 3 8 .273 9th 160 362
1986 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 3 8 .273 10th 143 270
1987 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 2 9 .182 10th 189 433
1988 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 4 6 1 .409 8th 246 280
1989 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 4 7 1 .375 6th 207 357
1990 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 1 10 .091 10th 152 371
1991 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 1 10 .091 9th-T 125 365
1992 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 1 9 1 .136 10th 163 363
1993 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 4 7 .364 8th-T 224 294
1994 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 4 7 .364 8th-T 223 239
1995 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 1 10 .091 10th 136 237
1996 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 2 9 .182 10th 216 388
1997 Oregon State University Mike Riley 3 8 .273 10th 195 285
1998 Oregon State University Mike Riley 5 6 .455 8th-T 286 291
1999 Oregon State University Dennis Erickson 7 5 .583 5th 347 277 Oahu Bowl
2000 Oregon State University Dennis Erickson 11 1 .917 1st-T 400 212 Fiesta Bowl #4
2001 Oregon State University Dennis Erickson 5 6 .455 7th 287 259
2002 Oregon State University Dennis Erickson 8 5 .615 4th 414 267 Insight Bowl
2003 Oregon State University Mike Riley 8 5 .615 6th-T 433 301 2003 Las Vegas Bowl
2004 Oregon State University Mike Riley 7 5 .583 4th 320 294 Insight Bowl
2005 Oregon State University Mike Riley 5 6 .455 7th 293 365
2006 Oregon State University Mike Riley 10 4 .714 3rd 389 311 Sun Bowl #21
2007 Oregon State University Mike Riley 9 4 .692 3rd 362 294 Emerald Bowl #25
2008 Oregon State University Mike Riley 9 4 .692 2nd-T 397 300 Sun Bowl #24
2009 Oregon State University Mike Riley 8 5 .615 2nd-T 409 325 Las Vegas Bowl
2010 Oregon State University Mike Riley 5 7 .417 5th-T 293 342
2011 Oregon State University Mike Riley
  • OSU has won the Pac-10/Pac-12 Championship 5 times: 1941, 1956, 1957, 1964, and 2000.
  • The Beavers did not field a team in 1900, 1901, 1943, or 1944.

Bowl history

Oregon State has played in 15 postseason bowl games.[5] They 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.[6] This does not include an invitation to play in the Gotham Bowl in 1960, when no opponent was able to be found for them. The Beavers are 10-5 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[7] 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

Current coaching staff

  • Mike Riley - Head Coach
  • Jay Locey - Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach
  • Danny Langsdorf - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Mark Banker - Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach
  • Bruce Read - Special Teams Coordinator
  • Mike Cavanaugh - Offensive Line Coach
  • Keith Heyward - Cornerbacks Coach
  • Joe Seumalo - Defensive Line Coach
  • Ariko Iso - Head Trainer

Notable players

For a full list, see Oregon State Football Alumni

All-Americans

Oregon State has had 42 All-Americans in the history of the program as of the end of the 2006-07 season.[8]

1916 Herman Abraham - HB
1921 George "Gap" Powell - FB
1928 Howard Maple - QB
1933 Red Franklin - HB
Ade Schwammel - T
1939 Eberle Schultz - OG
1940 Vic Sears - T
1941 Quentin Greenough - C
1946 Bill Gray - C
1955 John Witte - T
1956 John Witte - T
1958 Ted Bates - OT
1962 Terry Baker - QB
1963 Vern Burke - SE
1964 Jack O'Billovich - LB
Rich Koeper - OT
1967 Jess Lewis - DT
Jon Sandstrom - G
John Didion - C
1968 John Didion - C
Bill Enyart - FB
1970 Craig Hanneman - DT
1972 Steve Brown - LB
1979 Steve Coury - SE
1992 Fletcher Keister - OG
1998 Inoke Breckterfield - DE
2000 Ken Simonton - TB
DeLawrence Grant - DE
Chris Gibson - C
Richard Seigler - LB
2001 Dennis Weathersby - CB
Mitch Meeuwsen - S
2002 Dennis Weathersby - CB
Steven Jackson - TB
2003 Steven Jackson - TB
Brandon Browner - CB
2004 Mitch Meeuwsen - FS
Mike Hass - WR
2005 Mike Hass - WR
Alexis Serna - PK
Jeremy Perry - OT
2006 Sammie Stroughter - PR
2007 Roy Schuening - OG
2008 Andy Levitre - OT
Jacquizz Rodgers - RB

Beavers in the NFL

Beavers in the CFL

Beavers in the UFL

Notable former players

Media

Radio flagship: KPAM 860-AM in Portland
Broadcasters: Mike Parker (University of Oregon graduate; play-by-play), Steve Preece (analyst) and Todd Mansfield (Fox Sports Northwest employee; sideline reporter).
Oregon State also has an extensive network of broadcast affiliates.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "The Birth of OSU Football". alumni.oregonstate.edu. http://alumni.oregonstate.edu/eclips/carry/aug31_2001.html. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  2. ^ "The Stick that Stirred the Drink". alumni.oregonstate.edu. http://alumni.oregonstate.edu/eclips/carry/aug24_2001.html. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ game canceled
  4. ^ The Mirage Bowl is not a postseason bowl game, and is generally discounted from bowl records
  5. ^ "Oregon State University Football Media Guide: Bowl Game History". http://www.osubeavers.com/pdf7/39516.pdf?ATCLID=153842&SPSID=27968&SPID=1952&DB_OEM_ID=4700. Retrieved 2007-02-09. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Oregon State Bowl History". http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/pac10/oregon_state/bowl_history.php. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  7. ^ The 2001 Fiesta Bowl was played on January 1, 2001. It followed the 2000 season.
  8. ^ "2006 Football Media Guide - All-Americans" (PDF). OSUBeavers.com. pp. 4. http://www.osubeavers.com/pdf6/39518.pdf?ATCLID=153842&SPSID=27968&SPID=1952&DB_OEM_ID=4700. Retrieved 2006-12-19. [dead link]
  9. ^ http://oregonstate.scout.com/3/radio.html Oregon State Football Radio Network

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