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Beavers Set For Saturday's Regular Season Finale

Dec 14, 2020

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December 19, 2020 • Corvallis, Ore. • Reser Stadium • 7:30 p.m. PT • ESPN

Television: ESPN
Play-By-Play: Dave Flemming
Analyst: Rod Gilmore
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: 132 (Sirius), 198 (XM), 960 (Internet)
Live Stats:

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The Game
- Oregon State hosts Arizona State Saturday in the seventh and final week of the 2020 regular season. Kickoff at Reser Stadium is slated for 7:30 p.m. PT.
- The game will air on ESPN. Dave Flemming (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (analyst) and Stormy Buonantony (sideline) will call the game.
- The matchup marks the 45th all-time between the teams dating back to the 1961 season. Arizona State holds a 29-14-1 advantage in the series, but in games played in Corvallis, the teams have split 17 games at 8-8-1.
- OSU and Arizona State are meeting for the fourth consecutive season; the Beavers were victorious in 2019, 35-34, in a game that was also played at Reser Stadium.
- Oregon State has won seven of the last nine matchups between the teams at Reser Stadium.
- 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 
- Dec. 19 is the latest date to end the regular season in Oregon State's history. It's also later than the Beavers played in the 1962 Liberty Bowl (Dec. 15).
- The game marks the Beavers' fifth home date in 2020, the most in the Pac-12. Only OSU and Washington have played four home games through the first six weeks of the season.
- Oregon State has had five consecutive games decided by six points or less, the longest such streak in program history.

Last Meeting
- Oregon State withstood a late Arizona State push to hold on for a 35-34 win over the Sun Devils last season at Reser Stadium. 
- ASU scored with 1:40 remaining but Nahshon Wright intercepted the Sun Devils' two-point attempt to seal the victory.
- Artavis Pierce ran for 63 yards and Jermar Jefferson scored on a 4-yard run late in the second half to put the Beavers up 28-21 at the half.
- Jake Luton passed for 288 yards and four touchdowns.
- Hamilcar Rashed Jr. totaled two sacks while Omar Speights and Simon Sandberg recorded one apiece.

Against Arizona State
- ASU leads the all-time series, 29-14-1. The series is tied at 8-8-1 in games played in Corvallis after the Beavers' 35-34 win last season.
- Oregon State is 7-2 over the last nine games played in Corvallis dating back to the 2003 season. That included a 44-10 victory in 2006, the Beavers' largest in the series.
- Oregon State is 6-4 in the last 10 meetings against Arizona State. The Beavers won three straight from 2008-10.
- The teams met every year from 2001-14, but did not play in 2015 and 2016. 
- Jermar Jefferson rushed for 254 yards against the Sun Devils in 2018, the second-most ever by an Oregon State running back. It was the second of Jefferson's now three career 200-yard efforts.

News, Notes And More
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Honors, Awards
- The week preceeding the Beavers' matchup with Arizona State was a busy one for Oregon State honors.
- Jermar Jefferson was named as one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, which is given annually to the nation's top running back. He had been a Doak Walker watch list selection in 2018 and 2019.
- Jaydon Grant was nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy, which is given annually to the nation's top player who was once a walk on. Grant, who hails from nearby West Linn, has played in 31 games for Oregon State and has started all six games for the Beavers in 2020.
- Running backs coach and recruting coordinator Michael Pitre was also announced as a nominee for the Broyles Award. That honor is given annually to the nation's top assistant coach. He has been at Oregon State for three seasons.

Nolan In Start Two
- Chance Nolan made his third appearance of the season, and second start of the year, against Stanford on Saturday. The Menifee, Calif., native was 17-of-30 passing for 221 yards and three touchdowns.
- Nolan was the nation's No. 5 graded quarterback - at 85.4 - by Pro Football Focus, among QBs with 15 or more snaps. His PFF passing grade of 90.5, meanwhile, was first overall.

Fifth Home Game
- Saturday's matchup marks the fifth home game for Oregon State in 2020, versus two road dates. It's just two less home games then were originally slated to be played at Reser Stadium in 2020.
- The five games, though, marks the fewest at home for OSU since the 2004 team also played five, going 3-2.

Harrison Arrives
- Tre'Shaun Harrison made his Oregon State debut versus Stanford and immediately made an impact.
- The junior caught his first pass as a Beaver on the first play from scrimmage, then later nabbed a 61-yard reception from quarterback Chance Nolan. That reception marked Oregon State's longest pass play of the season.
- Harrison ended the night with four catches for a team-best 91 yards. The 91 yards were just shy of his career best of 94 set in 2019 against Alabama State while he played for Florida State.

Jefferson's Big Year
- Jermar Jefferson has made a big statement to be considered the top offensive player in the Pac-12 this season. He's a two-time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, and is the first Beaver to do so in back-to-back weeks since Jacquizz Rodgers in 2008.
- He has rushed for 755 yards this season, second in the Pac-12, and is averaging 6.9 yards per carry, which is the best mark in the league among running backs with 75 or more carries. Jefferson is also second in the conference averaging 151 yards per game, which ranks fourth nationally.
- Jefferson is also on the watch list for the College Football Awards National Performer of the Year Award.