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Beavers Set For 2022 Season Opener Saturday Versus Boise State

Aug 29, 2022

September 3, 2022 • Corvallis, Ore. • Reser Stadium • 7:30 p.m. PT • ESPN

Television: ESPN
Play-By-Play: Beth Mowins
Analyst: Kirk Morrison
Sideline: Stormy Buonantony
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: 138 or 197
SiriusXM App/Internet: 959

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

Game Notes
- Oregon State opens its 2022 schedule Saturday when the Beavers host Boise State at Reser Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. PT.
- The game will air live on ESPN. Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Kirk Morrison (analyst) and Stormy Buonantony (sideline) will call the action.
- Oregon State leads the all-time series, 5-4. Saturday's game is the first between the teams since 2016 and the fifth all-time in Corvallis. The Beavers hold a 3-1 advantage in games 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 computer browsers, smartphones and tablets. After downloading the application, search for Oregon State. 

Oregon State Notables
- Saturday kicks off the start of the 126th season of Oregon State football.
- Oregon State is opening at home for the third time in the last four seasons.
- Saturday's game starts the fifth season under head coach Jonathan Smith. He guided the Beavers to a 7-6 record in 2021, including a 6-0 record in games at Reser Stadium.
- The Beavers are coming off an appearance in the Jimmy Kimmel Los Angeles Bowl, the team's first postseason game since the 2013 season.
- OSU returns 47 letterwinners and 13 starters from a year ago.
- Oregon State was chosen to finish fifth in the Pac-12 Conference via a vote from the league's media. Had the format featured divisions, it would have placed the Beavers second in the Pac-12 North.

Last Meeting
-  OSU and Boise State met in the third game of the 2016 season, with the Broncos taking a 38-24 win at Reser Stadium.
- Ryan Nall ran for two touchdowns in the loss.

Against Boise State
- Oregon State and Boise State are meeting for the 10th time, and fifth in Corvallis. The last matchup was a 38-24 win by the Broncos in 2016.
- The teams first met in 1986, a 34-3 win by the Beavers in Corvallis. OSU also won games at home in 2003 and 2005. Oregon State won at Boise in 1989 and in Hawai'i in 2013.
- Derek Anderson's 411 passing yards against Boise State in 2004 mark the third-most by a Beaver quarterback in a non-conference game, and 12th overall. He had thrown for 408 yards versus the Broncos in 2003.
- The Beavers have had four 100-yard receiving efforts in the nine games versus the Broncos. That includes the OSU single-game record of 293 set by Mike Hass in 2004. Hass followed that up with 178 yards against BSU in 2005.
- OSU defensive coordinator Trent Bray recorded 19 tackles against Boise State in 2004. That mark remains the second-most by an OSU player in a non-conference game. Andre Harris' 22 against Colorado in 1988 are 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.

Home Sweet Home
- Oregon State posted a perfect 6-0 record at Reser Stadium during the 2021 season. It marked just the eighth perfect season at home in OSU's history.
- The Beavers had last gone 6-0 at home during the team's Fiesta Bowl season in 2000. It's the fifth time Oregon State has won six games at home. OSU also did so in 2000, 2002 (6-1), 2003 (6-1) and 2012 (6-1).
- Oregon State was one of 22 teams nationally to have a perfect season at home with at least six victories in 2021.

A New Look
- Speaking of Reser Stadium, the Beavers' home will have a unique look to it during the 2022 season.
- The west side of the stadium was imploded in January. Work is currently undergoing on the renovation, which is slated to be ready for the 2023 season.
- No fans will sit on the west side during the 2022 season, with media members utilizing temporary accomodations behind the visiting team bench.