1975 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1975 record1–10 (1–6 Pac-8)
Head coach
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Civic Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Pacific-8 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 UCLA ^ + 6 1 0 9 2 1
No. 14 California + 6 1 0 8 3 0
Stanford 5 2 0 6 4 1
Washington 5 2 0 6 5 0
No. 17 USC 3 4 0 8 4 0
Oregon 2 5 0 3 8 0
Oregon State 1 6 0 1 10 0
Washington State 0 7 0 3 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. Home games were played on campus in Corvallis at Parker Stadium, with two at Civic Stadium in Portland.

In the eleventh and final year for Dee Andros as head coach, the Beavers were 1–10 overall and 1–6 in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8). Following an eighth straight loss to open the season, he announced his resignation in early November, effective at the end of the season.[1] Oregon State's only win came the following week, 7–0 over Washington State in a land-grant cellar matchup in Parker Stadium.[2][3][4] In the season finale Civil War against Oregon at Eugene, the Beavers lost for the first time at Autzen Stadium.[5]

Andros stepped down and became the OSU athletic director in late November,[6][7] and retired a decade later in 1985. Craig Fertig, a 33-year-old USC assistant and former Trojan quarterback, was hired as the Beavers' head coach in December, with a three-year contract at $26,000 per year.[8][9]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 13San Diego State*L 0–2518,760
September 19at No. 4 USCL 7–2450,165
September 27at Kansas*L 0–2047,210
October 4Grambling State*
  • Civic Stadium
  • Portland, Oregon
L 12–1916,964
October 11Colorado State*L 8–1720,688
October 18at CaliforniaL 24–5131,758
October 25at WashingtonL 7–3543,500
November 1Stanford
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon [1]
L 22–2812,803
November 8Washington Statedagger
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon [2]
W 7–013,489
November 15at No. 19 UCLA
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles
L 9–3130,203
November 22at OregonL 7–1435,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ a b Conrad, John (November 2, 1975). "Pumpkin bows out". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  2. ^ a b Conrad, John (November 9, 1975). "OSU wins first with 'guts football'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  3. ^ Drosendahl, Glenn (November 9, 1975). "Cougar offense stalls in 7-0 loss". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  4. ^ Missildine, Harry (November 9, 1975). "Pass interception key to Oregon State win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
  5. ^ a b Withers, Bud (November 23, 1975). "Ducks steal Dee day, 14-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  6. ^ "Beavers find new AD - Dee". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 27, 1975. p. 1D.
  7. ^ "OSU names Dee Andros". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 27, 1975. p. 89.
  8. ^ Conrad, John (December 12, 1975). "Fertig tapped to succeed Dee". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  9. ^ "Fertig gets Beaver post". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. December 12, 1975. p. 24.
  10. ^ Dawson, Pat (October 26, 1975). "Huskies get back to basics". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.