Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.
2015 begins a new era for the Oregon State Football program. From 2003-2014, Mike Riley manned the sidelines, he took the head coaching position at Nebraska. Enter former Utah State and Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen. Oregon State went 5-7 last season, 2-7 in the PAC-Twelve. Eleven starters return to the squad that lost six of their last seven in 2014. Fans of the second school in “NIKE COUNTRY” wants to be able to compete with the team in Eugene. The Oregon State Beavers plays home games at the 45,500 seat Reser Stadium on campus in Corvallis, Oregon.
Nine starters return on offense, but record-setting quarterback Sean Mannion has graduated. The new coaching staff is moving away from the pro-style to a new up-tempo offense. Freshman signal caller Seth Collins will be under center. Running Back Storm Woods (766) rushing yards in 2014 will get plenty of carries this season. Wide Reciever Victor Bolden (798) yards in catches last season is the go-to guy in the passing game. The entire offensive line that started the last four games of the 2014 season is also back in 2015. The Oregon State offense will catch teams in the conference off guard. 2015-16 could be the season things start to move forward with the program. The Oregon State Beavers went 3-9 on Football Betting Picks last season, going over the betting odds total five times, staying under the betting odds total six with a push.
*The Oregon State offense was 75th in the FBS with an average of 393.5 yards per game.
*Oregon State went 2-5 ATS at home.
*The Beavers were 1-4 Against The Number on the road last season.
*The betting odds total was 2-4-1 in Corvallis last season.
*Oregon State went over the betting odds total three times on the road.
*The Beavers stayed under the betting odds total twice on the road.
*The Oregon State passing attack ranked 32nd in College Football, averaging 275.4 yards per contest through the air.
*Oregon State scored 25.7 ppg last season, 89th nationally.
*The Beavers rushed for an average of 118.1 yards per game, 113th in the land.
First-year defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake has his work cut out. There are only two returning starters from last season. Senior nose tackle Kyle Peko is one of the best in the conference, but must improve his grades this summer to be eligible. There is talent at the linebacker position. Cornerback, Larry Scott is working hard to improve his technique. Safety Cyril Noland-Lewis is a hard hitter and doesn’t mind coming up to the line of scrimmage.
*The Oregon State defense ranked 76th nationally, allowing opponents 406.2 yards per contest last season.
*The Beavers pass defense gave up 248.1 yards per game through the air, 94th in the FBS.
*The 31.1 ppg given up by Oregon State was 98th in College Football.
*The Oregon State run defense was 53rd in the nation, holding the opposition to 158.2 yards per contest on the ground.
*Oregon State will get a nice paycheck in Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 12th.
*The annual “CIVIL WAR” rivalry game vs. Oregon is on the road this season.
Bovada lists Washington State at over/under four wins in 2015.
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