November 19, 2022 • Tempe, Arizona • Sun Devil Stadium • 11:15 AM PT • ESPN2
Game by Game: Anish Shroff
Analyst: Brock Osweiler
Sideline: Taylor McGregor
Radio: Beaver Sports Network, Varsity Network (State of Oregon)
Game by game: Mike Parker
Analyst: Jim Wilson
On the sidelines: Ron Callan
Pregame: Steve Preece
SiriusXM Radio: 392
SiriusXM App/Internet: 982
Live Stats: OSUBeavers.com
Comcast Xfinity: 36/736 (HD)
Direct TV: 209
Parabolic array: 143
Charter Spectrum: 25/817 (HD)
– Oregon State makes its final road trip of the 2022 regular season when the Beavers visit Arizona State on Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. PT (12:15 p.m. Tempe).
– The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Brock Osweiler (analyst) and Taylor McGregor (sideline) will call the action.
–Saturday’s game marks the 47th meeting between the teams dating back to 1961. Arizona State holds a 30-15-1 advantage and a 20-4 mark in games played at Tempe.
– The match will be broadcast 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 streamed live on the Varsity Network, a free app available through computer browsers, smartphones and tablets. After downloading the app, search for the state of Oregon.
Oregon State notables
– The OSU defense has limited its last five opponents to 306 rushing yards on 115 carries – an average of 2.67 per attempt. Oregon State ranks first in the Pac-12, giving up an average of 107.1 rushing yards per game.
– The Beavers have held opponents to within 400 yards in nine of the team’s 10 games this season. Three were detained at less than 300.
– Damien Martinez rushed for more than 100 yards in four straight games, becoming the first true OSU rookie to do so since Jacquizz Rodgers in 2008.
– Tre’Shaun Harrison, Luck Nolan and Jack Colletto all scored for the Beavers, who won a 24-10 game at Corvallis last season.
– BJ Baylor ran 150 meters.
– The OSU defense held ASU to 266 total offensive yards. Kyrei Fisher Morris picked up nine tackles to lead the Beavers.
PA Top 25
– Oregon State is in the Associated Press Top 25 for the second time this season. The Beavers are ranked 25th with 81 points, four behind 24th-ranked Oklahoma State.
– The Beavers were in the top 25 for the first time this season on Oct. 30, ranked 24th.
– OSU receives votes in the AFCA Coach Rankings.
– Saturday’s game marks the first time since 2014 that the Beavers or Sun Devils have been seeded when they meet. OSU beat then-No. 7th Arizona State, 35-27, at Reser in 2014.
This is victory number 7
– Oregon State earned its seventh win for the second straight season with a 38-10 win over California.
– The Beavers have improved to 10-1 at Reser Stadium since the start of the 2021 season.
–OSU held Cal to 9 rushing yards, the fewest opponents since Arizona had 9 in 2007.
– The Golden Bears also had 156 total yards, the least allowed by an OSU defense under the head coach jonathan smith.
– OSU has now held an opponent within 160 yards 10 times since 2000. Seven have been conference opponents.
– The Beavers have also held teams to 10 yards or less on the ground seven times since 2000. All seven have been against conference teams.
– Cal has also won just 10 first downs, the fewest since OSU held Weber State to nine in 2015. Opponents have totaled 10 or fewer 14 times since 2000.
– The OSU defense didn’t allow a touchdown for the first time since Idaho shutout in Game 3 of the 2021 season. It’s the first time he’s played in the conference since a 34-6 over UCLA on November 8, 2008.
– OSU’s 36:38 time of possession marked the team’s 14th time of possession since 1997, and the second-most under Smith, trailing just 36:47 against Stanford in 2021.
– The Beavers have allowed just 20 first-half points in their last four games.
– Cal’s 9 rushing yards on Saturday marked the fourth time this season the Beaver defense has limited an opponent to less than 100 yards this season.
– It’s been two straight seasons where OSU has held an opponent under 100 four times. The Beavers are looking to do it five times for the first time since 2012.
– OSU allows 107.1 rushing yards per game in 2022, which leads the Pac-12 and is 15th nationally.
And… Pass D
– Oregon State ranks first in the Pac-12 and tied for sixth nationally with 60 passes defended this season. That includes 48 broken passes in addition to the team’s 12 interceptions.
– The Beavers have allowed 229 yards per game through the air, good for third in the Pac-12.
– Ryan Cooper Jr. is tied for the Pac-12 lead with 11 passes defended. Rejzohn Wright and Alex Austin tied for third with 10 while Jaydon Grant’s nine are sixth.
– Cooper Jr. and Grant are both tied for third in the Pac-12 with three interceptions.
Gould does it again
– Antoine Gould returned a 55-yard punt for a touchdown against California, his second of the year. His first came in Week 3 against Montana State.
– Gould is the first Beaver with multiple punt return touchdowns in the same season since Sammie Stroughter had three in 2006.
— Gould is the only Pac-12 player to return a punt for a score this season. He’s one of only four nationally with two, joining UCF’s Quadric Bullard, Louisiana’s Eric Garror and TCU’s Derius Davis.
– Gould has 260 punt return yards this season, the first Beaver to top 200 since Stroughter finished with 359 in 2008. That 260 yards is the third nationally in 2022.