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Beavers Return Home To Face Washington

Sep 27, 2021

October 2, 2021 • Corvallis, Ore. • Reser Stadium • 6:00 p.m. PT • Pac-12 Network

Series History
Series Record: UW leads, 67-34-4
Last Meeting: 2020 (L, 21-27)
First Meeting: 1897 (W, 16-0)
Streak: Lost 9
Last 10: 1-9
In Corvallis: UW leads, 21-10
In Seattle: UW leads, 38-19-2
Neutral site: UW leads, 7-5-2

Television: Pac-12 Network
    Play-By-Play: Roxy Bernstein
    Analyst: Lincoln Kennedy
Radio: Beaver Sports Network, Varsity Network (Oregon State)
    Play-By-Play: Mike Parker
    Analyst: Jim Wilson
    Sideline: Ron Callan
    Pre-Game: Steve Preece
SiriusXM Radio: 156 (Sirius), 198 (XM)
SiriusXM App/Internet: 960
Live Stats:

Channel Finder
Xfinity Comcast: 421/720 HD (Pac-12 Net), 420 (Pac-12 Oregon)
Dish Network: 406
Charter Spectrum: 332/452

Game Notes
- Oregon State returns to Reser Stadium Saturday night to host Washington. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. PT.
- The game will air live on the Pac-12 Network. Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play) and Lincoln Kennedy (analyst) will call the action.
- The game marks the 106th all-time meeting between the teams and 32nd in Corvallis. UW holds the all-time edge, 67-34-4, and is 21-10 in games played in Corvallis.
- The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Radio Network. For a list of affiliates, turn to page two of these notes.
- Every game this season can be heard live on the Varsity Network, a free application available via smartphones and tablets. After downloading the application, search for Oregon State. 

Oregon State Notables
- Oregon State is coming off a 45-27 win over USC, the Beavers' first in Los Angeles since 1960. The win also marked Oregon State's first to open Pac-12 play since 2013 against Utah.
- The Beavers' total offense (473.3 ypg) leads the Pac-12. Its rushing offense is also No. 1 in the conference, averaging 225.75 yards per game. OSU is 17th nationally.
- OSU's rushing defense, meanwhile, is allowing 89.25 yards per game, second only to UCLA (63.75 ypg) in the Pac-12.

Last Meeting
- Jermar Jefferson ran for 133 yards and a touchdown while B.J. Baylor scored from 3 yards out but Washington held on for a 27-21 win at Husky Stadium in 2020. The Huskies took a 24-21 lead into the half and scored just three points while holding OSU scoreless in the second half.
- The OSU defense limited Washington to 167 yards passing. Avery Roberts had 15 tackles to pace the Beavers.

Against Washington
- Oregon State and Washington have met every season since 1991. 
- The Huskies have won nine straight. Prior to that stretch, however, the Beavers had won seven of eight, including a six-game streak from 2004-09.
- Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith was the offensive coordinator at Washington from 2014-17.
- Smith is Oregon State's single-game record holder for passing yards versus the Huskies with 469 in 1998.
- Head football strength and conditioning coach Mike McDonald served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Washington from 2014-17.
- Defensive back Jaydon Grant has two career touchdowns against the Huskies. He scored on an interception in 2019 and a blocked punt return in 2020.
- Omar Speights had 18 tackles against the Huskies in the 2019 matchup at Reser Stadium. That's tied for the 10th-best single-game defensive performance in OSU history, and three shy of Osia Lewis' 21 tackles versus the Huskies in 1985. 
- Speights' 18 tackles are the second-most by a Beaver at Reser (formerly Parker) Stadium. James Murphy's 19 in 1982 against Oregon mark the most.

News, Notes And More
- is still the program's main Twitter handle, but the account 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.

More On The Win At USC
- Oregon State's 45 points against the Trojans marked OSU's most-ever versus USC, surpassing the team's 38 in 1914 - the first meeting between the teams.
- The Beavers' 322 rushing yards are the fourth-most by a USC opponent since 1996. And the second-most in a game held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
- Those 322 rushing yards mark OSU's most against a conference opponent since finishing with 474 against California on Oct. 8, 2016.
- The Beavers' offense did not allow USC a tackle for loss. That's the first time since 1993 against Pacific that OSU has not allowed at least one tackle for loss. 
- The Beavers last held an opponent without a sack in the 2020 finale against Arizona State.
- OSU's three interceptions are the Beavers' most since finishing with three at Washington State on Nov. 23, 2019.
- The Beavers scored on five consecutive drives in the win. Oregon State last did that on Nov. 2, 2019 at Arizona.

Receiving Votes
- Oregon State enters the matchup with Washington receiving four votes in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and seven in the AFCA Coaches rankings.
- The Beavers are receiving votes in both rankings for the first time since the fifth week of the 2014 season.

Speaking Of TFLs And Sacks
- The Beavers have allowed just eight tackles for loss this season, which leads the nation. OSU has allowed only 38 TFL yards, which is second to Michigan's five.
- Oregon State, meanwhile, has allowed just three sacks over its first four games, which ranks first in the Pac-12 and tied for seventh nationally. 

Colletto's Big Night
- Jack Colletto rushed for two touchdowns on three carries while picking off a fourth quarter pass against USC.
- He is the first FBS player since 2004 - and fifth since 1996 - with two rushing touchdowns and an interception in the same game. The last FBS player do so was Syracuse's Diamond Ferri on Nov. 27, 2004.
- Colletto was named - for the second time this season - to the Paul Hornung Award weekly honor roll.

Nolan Near The Top
- Quarterback Chance Nolan, who was 15-for-19 with four touchdowns versus USC, is fourth nationally with a 188.97 passer rating, which is also second among QBs on power five teams.
- Nolan has completed 72.3 percent of his passes (60-for-83), which ranks 11th nationally and second in the Pac-12.
- Nolan has thrown for 10.2 yads per pass attempt, just shy of UCLA's Dorian Thompson-Robinson (10.3) for No. 1 in the Pac-12. Nolan's 9-to-2 TD to interception ratio is also second only to Thompson-Robinson (9-1).