1965 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
1965 record5–5 (1–3 AAWU)
Head coach
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Athletic Association of Western Universities football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 UCLA $ 4 0 0     8 2 1
No. 10 USC 4 1 0     7 2 1
Washington State 2 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     5 5 0
Stanford 2 3 0     6 3 1
California 2 3 0     5 5 0
Oregon State 1 3 0     5 5 0
Oregon 0 5 0     4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU) during the 1965 NCAA University Division football season. In their first season under head coach Dee Andros, the Beavers compiled a 5–5 record (1–3 in AAWU, seventh), and were outscored 162 to 125.[1] They had only three home games, two on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis and one at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.

After ten seasons and a recent Rose Bowl appearance, head coach Tommy Prothro departed for UCLA in January 1965, and forty-year-old Andros was hired in early February.[2][3][4] A Marine in World War II, he was the head coach at Idaho (19621964), and had played college football as a guard at Oklahoma in the late 1940s under head coach Bud Wilkinson. Andros led OSU for eleven years, through 1975, compiling a 51–64–1 (.444) record, (30–37–1 (.449) in AAWU/Pac-8), then was the athletic director until 1985.

The Beavers defeated rival Oregon for a second consecutive year, this time on the road.[5] It was the first of seven straight wins for Andros in the Civil War game.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 18at Illinois*W 12–10 34,149
September 25Iowa*L 7–27 24,778
October 1at USCL 12–26 52,100
October 9at Northwestern*L 7–15 34,575
October 16at Idaho*W 16–14 13,000
October 23Utah*W 10–6 15,304
October 30Washington State
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
L 8–10 20,079
November 6at Syracuse*W 13–12 33,000
November 13at WashingtonL 21–28 53,500
November 20at OregonW 19–14 21,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Source:[6]

Roster

Source:[7]

References

  1. ^ "1965 Oregon State Beavers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Johnson, Bob (February 1, 1965). "Dee Andros named Oregon State grid coach". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 15.
  3. ^ "Andros begins new job as OSU coach". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). AP, UPI reports. February 2, 1965. p. 2B.
  4. ^ "Andros Gets Beaver Job". Statesman (Salem, Oregon). February 2, 1965. p. 9.
  5. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 21, 1965). "Oregon State wins the 'Civil War' on strength of one little finger". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  6. ^ "2016 Football media guide" (PDF). Oregon State University Athletics. 2016. p. 155. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  7. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 19, 1965). "Beavers given slight edge". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 2B.