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Beavers Ready To Visit Utah Saturday

Nov 30, 2020

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GAME 5: OREGON STATE AT UTAH
December 5, 2020 • Salt Lake City, Utah • Rice-Eccles Stadium • 7:30 p.m. PT • ESPN

TV/Radio/Internet
Television: ESPN
Play-By-Play: Mike Couzens   
Analyst: Kirk Morrison  
Sideline: Stormy Buonantony   
Radio: Beaver Sports Network (TuneIn)
Play-By-Play: Mike Parker
Analyst: Jim Wilson
Sideline: Ron Callan
Pre-Game: Steve Preece
Satellite Radio: N/A (Sirius), 381 (XM), 971 (Internet)
Live Stats: OSUBeavers.com

Channel Finder
Xfinity Comcast: 35 / 735 HD
Dish Network: 140
DirecTV: 206
Charter Spectrum: 27 / 816 HD

The Game
- Oregon State hits the road as the Beavers visit Utah Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. in Utah).
- The game will be televised on ESPN.
- The game will mark the 23rd all-time meeting between the teams dating back to 1931. It will be the eighth since Utah joined the Pac-12 Conference.
- Oregon State holds an 11-10-1 advantage in the first 22 games played between the teams. Utah leads in games played in Salt Lake City at 5-4 and are 5-2 overall since 2011 when the Utes joined the conference.
- Every game this season can be heard live via the TuneIn application, which is available online and on smartphones and tablets. To find the game, once the app has been downloaded, search "Beaver Sports Network."

Oregon State Notes 
- Jermar Jefferson comes into Saturday's action with four consecutive 100-yard rushing efforts, the longest active streak in the nation. He is looking to become the first OSU running back with five consecutive 100-yard efforts versus conference foes since Steven Jackson in 2002.
- Jefferson ranks 24th nationally for total rushing yards (675). He is averaging nearly 169 yards per game (second nationally) and 7.4 yards per rush (sixth).
- The Beavers are coming off their first win over a top-25 (and top-10) team since a 35-27 win over Arizona State in 2014.
- Per Pro Football Focus, Tristan Gebbia is the highest-graded Pac-12 quarterback  (wth more than 100 snaps) this season.
- Oregon State is 6-6 in its last 12 Pac-12 games.
- Saturday's game marks the first in the month of December for the Beavers since 2013 when Oregon State defeated Boise State, 38-23, in the Hawai'i Bowl (Dec. 24). It is the first regular season game for the Beavers in December since playing Nicholls State on Dec. 1, 2012 (a 77-3 win).

Against Utah
- The Beavers lead the all-time series, 11-10-1, dating back to 1931. Utah holds a slight advantage, 5-2, since the Utes joined the now Pac-12 in 2011. Two of those six games have gone to overtime, with Oregon State winning, 51-48, in 2013 in Salt Lake City, and Utah winning, 29-23, in Corvallis in 2014.
- Bill Enyart's 299 rushing yards against the Utes in 1968 remains the program's single-game standard. 
- Sean Mannion's 443 passing yards against Utah in 2013, meanwhile, is the sixth-best single game mark in OSU history. 
- Saturday's 8:30 p.m. local time kick marks the second this season for OSU after 8 p.m. The second game of the season, at Washington, kicked off at 8:05 p.m.

News, Notes And More
- Twitter.com/BeaverFootball is still the program's main Twitter handle, but the Twitter.com/BeaverFBNews was created prior to the 2019 season.
- Follow @BeaverFBNews for news, pre-game and in-game notes and more. The handle will post in-game news and scoring information as it happens.

On The Win Over Oregon
- Oregon State improved to 2-2 this season when trailing after the third quarter. The win Friday over the Ducks marked the Beavers' fourth under head coach Jonathan Smith when trailing starting the fourth quarter.
- The Beavers also trailed Oregon at the half on Friday, and have won three times under Smith when trailing at the half.
- Jermar Jefferson (226 rush yards) and Kolby Taylor (114 receiving yards) both hit the century mark in the win over Oregon. It's the first time an OSU rusher and receiver have done so in the same game since playing at Washington State in 2019.
- Chance Nolan scored on a 1-yard rush in his first career snap at the FBS level.
- Everett Hayes connected on field goals of 34 and 48 yards, respectively. It marked his first career multi-field goal effort.
- Oregon State posted a 34:02 time of possession in the win. The Beavers controlled the ball for 11:15 in the third quarter. That's the most in a quarter since OSU had a time of possesion of 11:26 versus Washington State in the second quarter in 2018.

Jefferson's Big Day, Season And Career
- Jermar Jefferson's 82-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter against Oregon marked the longest of his career and was the ninth-longest in Oregon State history. Jefferson is one of just two FBS players with multiple rushing TDs of 75 or more yards this season. The other is Louisville's Javian Hawkins.
- Jefferson ended the game with 226 rushing yards versus Oregon, giving him 2,740 for his career. That places him fifth in Oregon State's history.
- Jefferson's two scores gave him 27 for his career, moving him into sole possession of fifth all-time at OSU. He surpassed Bill Enyart and Storm Woods.
- The 226 yards for Jefferson mark the 11th-best single-game effort in OSU history. Jefferson has three of the top-11 efforts in OSU history. He is second with 254 yards versus Arizona State in 2018 and fourth with 238 against Southern Utah (2018).
- The 200-yard effort marked the third of Jefferson's career. He's tied with Ken Simonton for the second-most by an OSU running back, one behind Steven Jackson's four.
- Jefferson has now rushed for 100 or more yards 14 times in his career, also good for sole possession of fifth. He is the first Oregon State running back to rush for four consecutive 100-yard games to start a season since Steven Jackson did it in six straight in 2003.
- Jefferson totaled more than 100 yards against Oregon for the first time in his career. He has now at least one against eight of the Beavers' 11 Pac-12 foes. He has yet to rush for 100 yards against USC, UCLA and Utah.
- Jefferson's 226 yards are the most ever by an Oregon State or Oregon player in the rivalry. He surpassed Jeremiah Johnson's (Oregon) 219 yards versus the Beavers in 2008.
- The previous record for an Oregon State running back versus Oregon came by Ryan Nall in 2015. He ran for 174 yards versus the Ducks.

And An Award
- Jermar Jefferson was named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll early Monday for his efforts against the Ducks.

Roberts Leads The Pac-12
- Avery Roberts posted another double-digit tackle effort in the win over Oregon, and now has a Pac-12 leading 44 this season. He is second in the conference averaging 11.0 tackles per game, which also ranks him 14th nationally.
- Roberts has double-digit tackle totals in three of the team's four games this season. As a Beaver, he has 10 or more in six of his 16 career games.
- Roberts is the first Oregon State player to record three consecutive double-digit tackle efforts since Ty Zimmerman in 2014 versus Stanford (10), California (13) and Washington State (12).
- The Wilmington, Del. native has 127 tackles over 15 career games with Oregon State, an 8.5 per game average.

And No. 2 Is ...
- Omar Speights is tied for second in the Pac-12 with 31 overall tackles this season.
- The sophomore has 104 career tackles in 16 career games for the Beavers, averaging 6.5 per game. Over his past 11 games, that average surges to 8.5 tackles per contest.