Get ready for points and more points. The Oregon State broadcast can be found on affiliates of the Beaver Sports Networkon the Tunein appand on satellite radio via Sirius channel 98 and XM channel In the last meeting on September 6,the Beavers defeated the Warriors in Honolulu.
Ohio State is eager to get back to football after an unusual series of events that resulted in a three-game suspension for coach Urban Meyer for mishandling domestic-abuse allegations against a now-fired assistant.
Acting coach Ryan Day wants to hand the team back to Meyer in three weeks with a spotless record. New Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith, the former Beavers quarterback and offensive coordinator at Washington, has nowhere to go but up with the beleaguered Beavers.
Oregon State's defense. The fine running back tandem of J.
Dobbins and Mike Weber are going to get a lot of carries. Oregon State's defense returns eight starters and lost just one of last year's nine top tacklers. The Beavers had high hopes last season for the 6-foot-7 junior college transfer, but his time as starter lasted just four games after he sustained a thoracic spine fracture in a loss at Washington State.
But the Beavers allowed a big return on the kickoff after tying the game and then Stanford were able to work themselves into field goal range where they knocked themselves through the uprights to a victory. The Beavers have now lost their last 10 straight Pac conference games.
Luton is back and again won the starting job. The dominating pass-rusher wants to put the finishing touches on his college career before moving on the NFL as a likely first-round draft pick next year. Barrett and leading the Buckeyes past Michigan last year.
Smith, the new Oregon State coach, was a four-year starter for the Beavers who led them to a Fiesta Bowl victory following the season. Oregon State opens the against a top team for the first time.
Ohio State has won 37 of its last 39 season openers. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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