2007 Oregon State Beavers football
Emerald Bowl champion
Emerald Bowl, W 21–14 vs. Maryland
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
APNo. 25
2007 record9–4 (6–3 Pac-10)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDanny Langsdorf (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorMark Banker (5th season)
Home stadiumReser Stadium
(Capacity: 45,674)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 3 USC +   7 2     11 2  
No. 16 Arizona State +   7 2     10 3  
No. 25 Oregon State   6 3     9 4  
No. 23 Oregon   5 4     9 4  
UCLA   5 4     6 7  
Arizona   4 5     5 7  
California   3 6     7 6  
Washington State   3 6     5 7  
Stanford   3 6     4 8  
Washington   2 7     4 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Mike Riley. Home games were played at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.

Season notes

The team returned 16 starting players from the previous season and was predicted by some analysts to contend for second place in the Pac-10.[1] They returned a majority of the defense, which was ranked second in the nation for total sacks, eighth in the nation in tackles for loss, and within the top 20 in rushing defense in the 2006–07 season. CFN picked the Beavers in their preseason top 25 and claimed they were a "heavy sleeper for big things" in the 2007 season.[2] The Beavers finished the season 9–4, good for third place in the Pac-10, and won the Emerald Bowl 21–14. Their run defense finished second in the nation for fewest rushing yards allowed per game only behind Boston College.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 pmUtah*FSNW 24–740,409[3]
September 64:30 pmat Cincinnati*ESPNL 3–3425,020[4]
September 153:30 pmIdaho State*
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon
FSNNWW 61–1038,491[5]
September 227:00 pmat Arizona StateL 32–4456,099[6]
September 293:30 pmUCLA
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon
FSNL 14–4041,137[7]
October 61:00 pmArizona
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon
W 31–1640,489[8]
October 134:00 pmat No. 2 CaliforniaVersusW 31–2863,995[9]
October 273:30 pmStanforddagger
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon (Hispanic Heritage Game)
W 23–642,089[10]
November 35:00 pmat No. 15 USCABCL 3–2485,713[11]
November 107:15 pmWashington
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon
FSNW 29–2345,629[12]
November 173:30 pmat Washington StateFSNNWW 52–1722,660[13]
December 11:30 pmat No. 20 OregonESPN2W 38–31 2OT59,050[14]
December 285:30 pmvs. Maryland*
ESPNW 21–1432,517[15]

Roster

QB#1 Sean Canfield (SO) QB#3 Lyle Moevao (SO) QB#2 Ryan Gunderson (SR) RB#6 Clinton Polk (SR) RB#5 Patrick Fuller (JR) WR#9 Anthony Brown (SR) WR#16 James Rodgers (FR) WR#12 Chris Johnson (JR) WR#15 Sam Oltman (FR) WR#17 Sammie Stroughter (SR) TE#19 Brady Camp (FR) LS#55 Joel Cohen (SR) K#13 Alexis Serna (SR) TE#85 John Reese (SO)

Game summaries

Utah

1 234Total
Utah 0 700 7
Oregon St 0 7107 24

The Beavers opened the season hosting the Utah Utes of the Mountain West Conference on a Thursday night game, the first day of the college football season. Beavers' star running back Yvenson Bernard ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Sean Canfield completed eight of 19 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. Beaver Coach Mike Riley, still trying to determine a starting quarterback, also brought in quarterback Lyle Moevao to start the second quarter, though his first pass was intercepted. Alexis Serna made a 37-yard field goal in the 3rd quarter.[16]

Cincinnati

1 234Total
Oregon St 0 300 3
Cincinnati 3 7240 34

Idaho State

1 234Total
Idaho St 0 307 10
Oregon St 21 71914 61
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon

Arizona State

1 234Total
Oregon St 19 076 32
Arizona St 0 131417 44

UCLA

1 234Total
UCLA 0 6628 40
Oregon St 14 000 14
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon

Arizona

1 234Total
Arizona 3 733 16
Oregon St 24 700 31
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon

California

1 234Total
Oregon St 7 6711 31
California 0

Stanford

1 234Total
Stanford 0 600 6
Oregon St 7 736 23
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon

Southern California

1 234Total
Oregon St 0 300 3
USC 3 2100 24

Washington

1 234Total
Washington 0 01013 23
Oregon St 0 16310 29
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon

Washington State

1 234Total
Oregon St 21 10714 52
Washington St 0 377 17

On a cold, rainy night in Pullman, Washington, the Beavers forced 8 turnovers en route to a 52-17 victory against the Cougars. Yvenson Bernard ran for 2 touchdowns and 77 yards as Lyle Moevao played mistake free in his second career start. Alex Brink threw 5 first half interceptions as the stingy Beaver defense put pressure on him all game long.

Oregon

Beavers own the State again. James Rodgers scores on a fly sweep in double OT. OSU's stingy D stuffs Jonathan Stewart on 4th down, to clinch the first victory on enemy soil for either team since 1996.

Oregon State at #17 Oregon
1 234OT2OTTotal
Oregon State 14 70737 38
Oregon 7 147030 31

Emerald Bowl

1 234Total
Maryland 14 000 14
Oregon St 7 770 21

References

  1. ^ Hansen, Greg (December 8, 2006). "Pressure Mounting Already on Stoops to Produce in 2007". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson. Retrieved December 8, 2006.
  2. ^ "Ranking Summary". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved December 8, 2006.
  3. ^ "Utah vs Oregon State (Aug 30, 2007)".
  4. ^ http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2007-2008/cin-osu.html
  5. ^ "Idaho State vs. Oregon State - Box Score - September 15, 2007 - ESPN".
  6. ^ "Oregon State vs. Arizona State - Box Score - September 22, 2007 - ESPN".
  7. ^ "UCLA vs. Oregon State - Box Score - September 29, 2007 - ESPN".
  8. ^ "Arizona vs. Oregon State - Box Score - October 6, 2007 - ESPN".
  9. ^ http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2007-2008/osucal.html
  10. ^ "Stanford vs. Oregon State - Box Score - October 27, 2007 - ESPN".
  11. ^ "Oregon State vs. USC - Box Score - November 3, 2007 - ESPN".
  12. ^ "Washington vs. Oregon State - Box Score - November 10, 2007 - ESPN".
  13. ^ "Oregon State vs. Washington State - Box Score - November 17, 2007 - ESPN".
  14. ^ "Oregon State vs. Oregon - Box Score - December 1, 2007 - ESPN".
  15. ^ "Maryland vs. Oregon State - Box Score - December 28, 2007 - ESPN".
  16. ^ Anne M. Peterson, Oregon St. 24, Utah 7, Associated Press, August 31, 2007.

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