Oregon State Beavers College Football Betting
It has been a sad but successful season for the Oregon State Beavers. Oregon State earned bowl eligibility en route to an 8-4 season. The Beavers earned name-brand wins over Colorado, UCLA, and Utah. But losses at the end to Washington and Oregon took some shine off the season. But the biggest loss of all was when head coach, favorite son, former QB, and alum Jonathan Smith bolted for Michigan State. Oregon State was left behind without a home after conference realignment and the implosion of the Pac-12 Conference. So Smith found a lifeline and riches in the Big Ten.
College Football Betting Lines
Notre Dame Fighting Irish -8.5
Oregon State Beavers +8.5
Money Line: Notre Dame -315, Oregon State +256
Oregon State Beavers Weekly Matchup
On Friday, December 29, 2023, the Oregon State Beavers of the Pac-12 will face the independent Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, TX. Kickoff time is 2 p.m. ET, with television coverage on CBS.
Last game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish won 56-23 against the Stanford Cardinal as 26-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 50. Notre Dame has a record of 9-3 straight up, 9-3 against the spread, and 8-4 over/under the total. Notre Dame ranks 34th for total offense, 51st for passing, 36th for rushing and 9th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 8th overall, 2nd against the pass, 35th against the rush, and 9th for points allowed. Also, Notre Dame ranks 102nd for fewest turnovers lost and 12th for takeaways.
Oregon State Beavers Weekly Recap
Last game, the Oregon State Beavers lost 31-7 against the Oregon Ducks as 13.5-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 62. Oregon State has a record of 8-4 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. Oregon State ranks 36th for total offense, 53rd for passing, 39th for rushing and 29th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 36th overall, 82nd against the pass, 15th against the rush, and 34th for points allowed. Also, Oregon State ranks 46th for fewest turnovers lost and 38th for takeaways.
Oregon State managed just 273 yards of total offense, including 53 on the ground after what had been a successful rushing attack all season. Oregon's offense has often been a quick-strike unit this season, but the Ducks chewed time off the clock with two lengthy touchdown drives in the first half.
The future of one of the fourth-oldest college football rivalries in the sport, with 127 meetings between the two teams, is in doubt. Oregon moves to the Big Ten next season, while Oregon State is headed toward playing as an independent if it doesn't join another conference.
Oregon State is promoting defensive coordinator Trent Bray to head coach to replace Jonathan Smith. Bray, 41, has been with the Beavers since 2018, serving first as linebackers coach and as defensive coordinator for the past two and a half seasons.
Bray played linebacker for the Beavers from 2002-05. The Pullman, Washington native began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Arizona State in 2008. He previously worked on the Oregon State staff from 2012 to 2014, then made a stop at Nebraska from 2015-17 before landing back at his alma mater when Smith got the job in 2018. Smith left for Michigan State after leading the Beavers to an 8-4 regular season.
2023 Oregon State Beavers Football Schedule
|at San Jose State
|vs. UC Davis
|vs. San Diego State
|at Washington State
Oregon State does not have a storied history. But it does have a few moments of historic pride. The Beavers have seven conference championships. But their last league title was in 2000. Before that, it had been since 1964. Oregon State’s last Rose Bowl was in the 1964 season, a 34-7 loss to the Michigan Wolverines. Terry Baker is Oregon State’s lone Heisman Trophy winner (1962).
Oregon State has had its share of big-name coaches, such as Tommy Prothro, Dennis Erickson, and Mike Riley.
2023 College Football Schedule
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