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No more dropped opportunities
Looking to build on the success in 2012, Oregon State is heading towards another exciting college football season. With more talent, and bigger opportunities at Reser Stadium, the 2013 team has all the tools to finish miles ahead of 2012.
Looking towards the future, we’re breaking down five of the must see games for the Beavers in the upcoming season. If OSU can win the majority of these, the season will surely be considered a success.
at San Diego State – September 21st
This looks like it should be an easy win for the Beavers, but they can’t get too far ahead of themselves. This game is set to be OSU’s toughest out of conference matchup, and it’s a dangerous trap game for the Beavs.
The Aztecs went a solid 9-4 last season, and were 6-2 at home. Their biggest win was an upset over No. 14 Boise State on the road. This matchup between SDSU and OSU will be a consecutive road start for the Beavs—they’ll face off at Utah the week before.
It the Aztecs are as good as they were last season, this will be OSU’s first chance to prove themselves in 2013. It’ll be a good sign if they escape San Diego unscathed.
vs. Stanford – October 26th
The Beavers had a lot of disappointing losses in 2012, but none was bigger than the road loss to the Cardinal.
OSU had control for the majority of that game, but lost it in the second half after Cody Vaz went ice cold. The loss represented the proverbial nail in the coffin for the Beaver’s Rose Bowl hopes.
Entering 2013 the Beavers get to square off with the Cardinal at home. Not only is this an opportunity for the Beavs to extract some revenge, but it will also be a huge “prove yourself” moment.
vs. USC – November 1st
OSU and USC have some fantastic history, and much of it has come at Reser Stadium.
Here’s hoping Sean Mannion provides a lot more photos like this in 2013 (Photo: ESPN)
The Trojans have dropped their last three games played in Corvallis—which of course includes the 2008 upset, with USC ranked No. 1 at the time.
While USC is in the midst of a program rebuild, this is still a big game for Oregon State. No matter the circumstances, the energy in Reser will be electric.
vs. Washington – November 23rd
Last year’s loss to the Huskies in Seattle was the beginning of a downward spiral for Oregon State. The Beavers most avoid the same fate in 2013.
Just like the Stanford game, this is another opportunity for OSU to get revenge on its home turf. It’s also another one of those trap games, where the Beavers can’t afford to underestimate their opponent.
When it comes to these two teams, OSU has won the last three games played in Corvallis, and seven of the last 10 matchups.
at Oregon – November 29th
Naturally the Civil War game has to make it on to this list.
Oregon State had a strong chance to beat Oregon in last season’s rivalry game. The Beavers played a tight first half, but let things slip away with uncharacteristically sloppy play in the second half.
This game won’t be easier in 2013, with OSU drawing the Ducks at Autzen. But if they could finally get over the UO bump, 2013 could prove to be Mike Riley’s most successful year with Oregon State.
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