2015 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2015 record2–10 (0–9 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDave Baldwin (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorKalani Sitake (1st season)
Home stadiumReser Stadium
(Capacity: 45,674)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
No. 3 Stanford x$   8 1     12 2  
No. 19 Oregon   7 2     9 4  
Washington State   6 3     9 4  
California   4 5     8 5  
Washington   4 5     7 6  
Oregon State   0 9     2 10  
South Division
USC xy   6 3     8 6  
No. 17 Utah x   6 3     10 3  
UCLA   5 4     8 5  
Arizona State   4 5     6 7  
Arizona   3 6     7 6  
Colorado   1 8     4 9  
Championship: Stanford 41, USC 22
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by first-year head coach Gary Andersen and played their home games at Reser Stadium in Corvallis. Oregon State was a member of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference.

Offseason

Coaching change

For the first time since the 2003 offseason, Oregon State underwent a coaching change.

Riley exits

In a move that shook the college football world, the University of Nebraska announced the hiring of Oregon State's head coach Mike Riley on December 4, 2014.[1] Riley had what was dubbed a "lifetime contract" at Oregon State, where every year he led a team to a bowl game, his contract was extended by one year.[2] In 2010, Oregon State Athletic Director Bob De Carolis said Riley had talked about wanting to retire in Corvallis and be the "Joe Paterno of Oregon State." In the same time period, Riley said, "I want to make it known that I'm very excited to be to coaching at Oregon State University and I anticipate doing so for a long time."[3] Nebraska fired head coach Bo Pelini, opening the door for Riley to make the unanticipated move.

Welcoming Andersen

An equally shocking move came just six days later, as the Oregon State Athletic Department announced that they had hired Gary Andersen of Wisconsin as Riley's replacement on December 10, 2014. Andersen left Wisconsin after just two years with the program, citing high academic standards set by the university made recruiting difficult for Andersen, compiling a 19–7 overall record and coming off of a trip to the Big Ten Football Championship Game. Since Andersen left after just two seasons, a reported $3 million buyout was in effect.[4] The coaching announcement came moments after the university announced $42 million upgrades to its football operations building, known as the Valley Football Center.[5] It marked the second straight Wisconsin coach (Bret Bielema left for Arkansas) to leave for what many considered a job with a less prestigious program.[6] Andersen was announced in a press conference on December 12, 2014.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 45:00 p.m.Weber State*P12NW 26–735,160
September 129:00 a.m.at Michigan*ABCL 7–35109,651
September 195:00 p.m.San Jose State*
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
P12NW 35–2134,573
September 257:00 p.m.No. 21 Stanford
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
FS1L 24–4237,302
October 101:00 p.m.at ArizonaFS1L 7–4452,987
October 171:00 p.m.at Washington StateP12NL 31–5232,952
October 247:30 p.m.Coloradodagger
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
P12NL 13–1736,977
October 314:00 p.m.at No. 13 UtahP12NL 12–2745,853
November 71:30 p.m.No. 22 UCLA
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
P12NL 0–4138,074
November 147:30 p.m.at CaliforniaP12NL 24–5441,874
November 211:00 p.m.Washington
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
P12NL 7–5234,390
November 271:00 p.m.at OregonFS1L 42–5257,814
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time
Source:[7]

Game summaries

Weber State

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 0 7 0 7
Beavers 0 6 7 13 26

See also: 2015 Weber State Wildcats football team

Michigan

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 0 0 0 7
Wolverines 3 14 3 15 35

See also: 2015 Michigan Wolverines football team

San Jose State

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 7 14 0 0 21
Beavers 7 7 21 0 35

See also: 2015 San Jose State Spartans football team

Stanford

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Cardinal 14 7 14 7 42
Beavers 7 10 0 7 24

See also: 2015 Stanford Cardinal football team

Arizona

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 7 0 0 7
Wildcats 13 21 10 0 44

See also: 2015 Arizona Wildcats football team

Washington State

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 3 14 0 14 31
Cougars 14 31 0 7 52

See also: 2015 Washington State Cougars football team

Colorado

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 7 0 7 17
Beavers 7 3 0 3 13

See also: 2015 Colorado Buffaloes football team

Utah

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 6 0 6 12
#13 Utes 14 0 0 13 27

See also: 2015 Utah Utes football team

UCLA

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Bruins 0 24 17 0 41
Beavers 0 0 0 0 0

See also: 2015 UCLA Bruins football team

Referee for the game is Michael Batlan.

California

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 10 14 0 24
Golden Bears 7 17 20 10 54

See also: 2015 California Golden Bears football team

Washington

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 28 17 7 0 52
Beavers 0 0 7 0 7

See also: 2015 Washington Huskies football team

Oregon

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 0 14 21 42
#17 Ducks 14 17 7 14 52

See also: 2015 Oregon Ducks football team and Oregon–Oregon State football rivalry

References

  1. ^ Sherman, Mitch (December 4, 2014). "Nebraska Hires Mike Riley as Coach". ESPN. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Canzano, John (January 10, 2010). "Oregon State to Offer Riley a Lifetime Deal". The Oregonian. Portland, OR. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  3. ^ Schnell, Lindsay (January 10, 2010). "Oregon State's Mike Riley Signs 3-Year Extension, Plans to be Beavers Coach 'for a Long Time'". The Oregonian. Portland, OR. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Bromberg, Nick (December 10, 2014). "Oregon State Hires Wisconsin Coach Gary Andersen". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Mizell, Gina (December 9, 2014). "Oregon State Beavers set to Announce 'Significant Enhancements' to Football Facilities". The Oregonian. Portland, OR. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  6. ^ Ward, Austin. "Why Are Coaches Leaving Wisconsin?". ESPN. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  7. ^ Mizell, Gina (September 16, 2014). "Oregon State Beavers 2015 football schedule released". The Oregonian. Portland. Retrieved December 10, 2014.