1971 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePacific-8
1971 record5–6 (3–3 Pac-8)
Head coach
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Civic Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Pacific-8 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 10 Stanford $ 6 1 0 9 3 0
No. 20 USC 3 2 1 6 4 1
No. 19 Washington 4 3 0 8 3 0
California 4 3 0 6 5 0
Oregon State 3 3 0 5 6 0
Oregon 2 4 0 5 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0 4 7 0
UCLA 1 4 1 2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. In their seventh season under head coach Dee Andros, the Beavers compiled a 5–6 record (3–3 in Pac-8, fifth), and were outscored 295 to 131.[1] They played three home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis, with one at Civic Stadium in Portland.

Oregon State defeated rival Oregon in the Civil War game for the eighth consecutive year.[2][3]

This was the first of 28 consecutive losing seasons for the Beavers, and OSU did not win five games in a season again until 1998.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 11at No. 18 Georgia*L 25–5650,709
September 18Iowa*W 33–1924,092
September 25at Michigan State*L 14–3162,184
October 2at UCLAW 34–1733,345
October 9at CaliforniaL 27–3033,000
October 16No. 11 Arizona State*W 24–1830,233
October 23at WashingtonL 14–3857,900
October 30No. 17 Stanford
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
L 24–3129,230
November 6at Arizona*L 22–3431,000
November 13Washington State
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 21–1420,385
November 20at OregonW 30–2943,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Source:[4]

Roster

Game summaries

Oregon

1 234Total
• Oregon St 3 7713 30
Oregon 7 7015 29
Source:[2][3]

References

  1. ^ "1971 Oregon State Beavers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Cawood, Neil (November 21, 1971). "Beavers pull it off again, 30-29". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  3. ^ a b "Beavers: only fumble away from roses". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. November 22, 1971. p. 7.
  4. ^ "2016 Football media guide" (PDF). Oregon State University Athletics. 2016. Retrieved October 23, 2020.