1999 Oregon State Beavers football
Oahu Bowl, L 17–23 vs. Hawaii
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1999 record7–5 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTim Lappano (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorWilly Robinson (1st season)
Home stadiumReser Stadium
(Capacity: 35,362)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Stanford $   7 1     8 4  
No. 19 Oregon   6 2     9 3  
Washington   6 2     7 5  
Arizona State   5 3     6 6  
Oregon State   4 4     7 5  
Arizona   3 5     6 6  
USC   3 5     6 6  
California   3 5     4 7  
UCLA   2 6     4 7  
Washington State   1 7     3 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • Cal later vacated 4 wins (3 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Dennis Erickson, the Beavers compiled a 7–4 regular season record (4–4 in Pac-10, fifth),[1] their first winning season in 29 years. They opened with three non-conference wins, lost the first three conference games, then won four straight, but fell in the Civil War at Oregon.[1]

OSU made their first bowl game appearance in 35 years,[2] but dropped the Oahu Bowl by six points to host Hawaii on Christmas day to finish at 7–5.[3][4][5]

Hired in January, Erickson was previously the head coach of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks for four years, preceded by six seasons at the University of Miami.[6][7][8] Predecessor Mike Riley had left the Beavers after just two seasons for the NFL's San Diego Chargers,[9][10] then returned to Corvallis in February 2003.[11][12]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 41:00 pmat Nevada*W 28–1329,167
September 113:30 pmFresno State*W 46–2330,339
September 183:30 pmGeorgia Southern*
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 48–4127,031
October 23:30 pmat No. 16 USCL 29–3743,795
October 93:30 pmWashington
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
FSNL 21–4735,470
October 162:00 pmat StanfordL 17–2137,419
October 233:30 pmUCLAdagger
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
FSNW 55–733,427
October 301:00 pmat Washington StateW 27–1334,240
November 63:30 pmCalifornia
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
FSNW 17–735,520
November 137:15 pmArizona
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
FSNW 28–2033,314
November 203:30 pmat OregonFSNL 14–2546,115
December 255:30 pmat Hawaii*ESPNL 17–2340,974
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time
Source:[13]

Game summaries

UCLA

1 234Total
UCLA 0 700 7
• Oregon St 14 28013 55

Oregon State's biggest margin of victory in three years (67–28 over Northern Illinois),[14] and their highest point total to date against a Pac-10 opponent.[15]

Roster

1999 Oregon State Beavers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 81 T. J. Houshmandzadeh Jr
C 50 Aaron Koch
 Sr
HB 35 Ken Simonton So
QB 9 Jonathan Smith So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 34 James Allen So
DT 55 Shawn Ball Sr
LB 42 Nick Barnett Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 41 Ryan Cesca Fr
P 25 Mike Fessler Jr
PK 46 Matt Stanwood Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Roster

Source:[16][17][18]

References

  1. ^ a b Clark, Bob (November 21, 1999). "Ducks get split decision". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1F.
  2. ^ Rodman, Bob (December 25, 1999). "Beavers collect reward against Hawaii today". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1D.
  3. ^ Rodman, Bob (December 26, 1999). "Defensive Hawaii drops OSU". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1C.
  4. ^ "Rainbows trip OSU". Lawrence Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. December 26, 1999. p. 3C.
  5. ^ "Pac-10 upended in Hawaii". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). Associated Press. December 27, 1999. p. 3B.
  6. ^ Rodman, Bob (January 12, 1999). "Oregon State lures Erickson". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1D.
  7. ^ Rodman, Bob (January 13, 1999). "Eager Beavers usher in Erickson era". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  8. ^ "Oregon State tabs Erickson". Lawrence Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. January 13, 1999. p. 2C.
  9. ^ Rodman, Bob (January 8, 1999). "OSU ponders future without Riley". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  10. ^ "Beavers' Riley inks 5-year deal with San Diego". Lawrence Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. January 8, 1999. p. 4C.
  11. ^ Rodman, Bob (February 20, 2003). "Beavers give Riley second homecoming". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. E1.
  12. ^ "Riley returns to his roots, takes over at Oregon State". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire service reports. February 20, 2003. p. C2.
  13. ^ "OREGON STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE - Football". Archived from the original on 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  14. ^ USA Today
  15. ^ Rodman, Bob (October 24, 1999). "Beavers work over Bruins, 55-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1G.
  16. ^ "Game Day". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (depth charts). November 20, 1999. p. 4D.
  17. ^ "Game Day". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (depth charts). December 25, 1999. p. 4D.
  18. ^ "Oregon State roster". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). December 25, 1999. p. 5D.