2018 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2018 record2–10 (1–8 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorBrian Lindgren (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorTim Tibesar (1st season)
Home stadiumReser Stadium
(Capacity: 43,643)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
No. 13 Washington xy$   7 2     10 4  
No. 10 Washington State x   7 2     11 2  
Stanford   6 3     9 4  
Oregon   5 4     9 4  
California   4 5     7 6  
Oregon State   1 8     2 10  
South Division
Utah xy   6 3     9 5  
Arizona State   5 4     7 6  
USC   4 5     5 7  
Arizona   4 5     5 7  
UCLA   3 6     3 9  
Colorado   2 7     5 7  
Championship: Washington 10, Utah 3
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team played their home games on campus at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon as a member of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They were led by first-year head coach Jonathan Smith. The schedule was released on November 16, 2017.[1] The Beavers finished the season with a 2–10 record. They went 1–8 in Pac-12 play and finished in last place in the North Division.

Previous season

The Beavers finished the 2017 season 1–11, 0–9 in Pac-12 play to finish in last place in the North Division. The Beavers entered the season with Gary Andersen as coach in his third year. After his squad opened with losses in five of their first six games, with their only win against Portland State, Andersen resigned and was replaced by interim head coach Cory Hall for the remainder of the season.

Preseason

Award watch lists

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Rimington Trophy[2] Summer Houston C SR
Wuerffel Trophy[3] Trevon Bradford WR JR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[4] Jake Luton QB SR
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award[5] Calvin Tyler, Jr. RB SO

Pac-12 Media Days

The 2018 Pac-12 media days were on July 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Oregon State was represented by Jonathan Smith (HC), Blake Brandel (OL) & Kee Whetzel (LB) at Pac-12 Media Days. The Pac-12 media poll was released with the Beavers predicted to finish in last place in the North Division.[6]

Media poll (North)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Washington 249 (40)
2 Stanford 198 (2)
3 Oregon 178 (2)
4 California 108
5 Washington State 98
6 Oregon State 45

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 19:00 a.m.at No. 5 Ohio State*ABCL 31–77102,169
September 85:00 p.m.Southern Utah*P12NW 48–2536,448
September 154:00 p.m.at Nevada*ESPNUL 35–3720,462
September 221:00 p.m.Arizona
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
P12NL 14–3533,022
September 297:00 p.m.at Arizona StateP12NL 24–5251,447
October 66:00 p.m.Washington State
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
P12NL 37–5634,429
October 201:00 p.m.Californiadagger
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
P12NL 7–4932,390
October 2712:00 p.m.at ColoradoP12NW 41–34 OT48,050
November 37:00 p.m.USC
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
FS1L 21–3835,187
November 106:00 p.m.at StanfordP12NL 17–4834,671
November 171:30 p.m.at No. 17 WashingtonP12NL 23–4266,469
November 231:00 p.m.Oregon
FS1L 15–5539,776
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summaries

at Ohio State

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 7 17 0 31
No. 5 Buckeyes 21 21 14 21 77

See also: 2018 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

Southern Utah

1 2 3 4 Total
Thunderbirds 0 7 9 9 25
Beavers 17 24 0 7 48

See also: 2018 Southern Utah Thunderbirds football team

at Nevada

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 14 0 14 35
Wolf Pack 16 14 0 7 37

See also: 2018 Nevada Wolf Pack football team

Arizona

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 7 7 14 35
Beavers 7 0 0 7 14

See also: 2018 Arizona Wildcats football team

at Arizona State

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 17 7 0 24
Sun Devils 10 21 7 14 52

See also: 2018 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

Washington State

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 14 14 7 21 56
Beavers 14 10 6 7 37

See also: 2018 Washington State Cougars football team

California

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 7 14 7 21 49
Beavers 0 0 7 0 7

See also: 2018 California Golden Bears football team

at Colorado

1 2 3 4OT Total
Beavers 0 3 7 247 41
Buffaloes 7 17 7 30 34

See also: 2018 Colorado Buffaloes football team

USC

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 7 14 7 10 38
Beavers 0 14 7 0 21

See also: 2018 USC Trojans football team

at Stanford

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 10 0 0 17
Cardinal 13 21 7 7 48

See also: 2018 Stanford Cardinal football team

at Washington

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 3 13 0 7 23
No. 17 Huskies 28 7 7 0 42

See also: 2018 Washington Huskies football team

Oregon

1 2 3 4 Total
Ducks 14 7 13 21 55
Beavers 0 3 6 6 15

See also: 2018 Oregon Ducks football team and Oregon–Oregon State football rivalry

Awards

Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year: Jermar Jefferson[7]

References

  1. ^ Moran, Danny (November 16, 2017). "Oregon State Beavers Release 2018 Football Schedule". Retrieved November 16, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Rimington Trophy Press Release". May 30, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Wuerffel Trophy Unveils 2018 Watch List". July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Watch List for 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ® Presented by A. O. Smith Announced". August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 Nominations The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award" (PDF). August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Washington picked as Pac-12 favorite in preseason media poll". July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Pac-12.com. Retrieved 2018-Dec-27.