CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — For as much growth as Oregon State has displayed in year two of the Jonathan Smith era, a signature home victory had eluded the Beavers.
The game between Arizona State and Oregon State might not appear to be a super compelling matchup, but to the Beavers it is vitally important.
Whether Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith can provide the intel the Beavers need to finally beat Washington remains to be seen this season. But one thing is certain: The Beavers are sure...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oregon State went into its bye week looking for ways to exploit the many holes in Arizona's defense.
When the Wildcats switched coordinators this week, the Beavers...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Having seen his team dominate California all game, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith felt it was appropriate that linebacker Hamilcar Rashed Jr. put an emphatic stamp on...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State finds itself walking a line between embracing the excitement of a big win and not letting that emotion distract from the current task at hand: No. 15...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The smallest player on the field had perhaps the biggest impact.
Oregon State wide receiver Champ Flemings, a 5-foot-5, 141-pound redshirt sophomore, had five catches...
While the list of shortcomings that Oregon State needs to address is long, coach Jonathan Smith is still optimistic the Beavers are turning a corner.
HONOLULU (AP) — Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith expected plenty of growth from his team coming off a 2-10 record last year and one game hasn't done anything to change those...
One of the things Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith said he wanted to improve in his second season with the Beavers was the defense.
After the team's opener, it's clear the D still deserves...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith is pragmatic about his team's prospects this season.
The former Beavers quarterback knew what he was getting into when he took over...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's players headed into fall camp wearing orange wristbands stamped with the word "urgency."
That's the theme for the Beavers as they embark on their second...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State senior quarterback Jake Luton smiled when he was informed that second-year head coach Jonathan Smith did not name a starting quarterback after Saturday's annual...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith says the Beavers have brought in 15 players who will help them build toward the future.
The Beavers landed 12 prep players and three junior college transfers on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday.
They'll join four players who have transferred into the program, including 6-foot-3, 252-pound sophomore linebacker Addison Gumbs from Oklahoma, who has been nursing a knee injury.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith knew this wasn't going to be easy.
The former Beavers quarterback returned to Corvallis and wrapped up his first season as a head coach with a 2-10 record, dropping eight of nine in Pac-12 play.
After a stint as quarterbacks coach at Washington under Chris Petersen, Smith took over an Oregon State team that won just one game in 2017 and lost its coach when Gary Andersen surprisingly stepped down in the middle of the season.
Jonathan Smith played in four Civil War games between Oregon and Oregon State, but one moment stands out from 2000 when the No. 5 Ducks played the No. 8 Beavers.
Smith was quarterback for the Beavers while Joey Harrington was behind center for the Ducks. The game had big postseason implications for both teams.
Smith set the scene: "Sun was out. It was cold. Keith Jackson — the whole thing."
Oregon State (2-8, 1-6 Pac-12) at No. 17 Washington (7-3, 5-2, No. 18 CFP), 4:30 p.m. EST (Pac-12 Network)
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State coach Herm Edwards is pointing to Oregon State's offense as a reason the Sun Devils cannot afford to overlook the Beavers when they meet Saturday night.
"There's a team when you watch them on tape they play in a lot of high-scoring games, believe it or not," Edwards said. "They have actually scored 128 points thus far in four games."
It's Oregon State's defense that helps make Arizona State (2-2, 0-1 Pac-12) such a big favorite.
Oregon State will try to turn its victory last weekend into a streak of sorts when the team visits Nevada on Saturday.
The Beavers' confidence has no doubt been boosted by a 48-25 victory last week against Southern Utah that snapped an 11-game losing streak dating back to last season.
Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton's availability for Saturday's game against Southern Utah remains unclear.
Luton left the opener at Ohio State with concussion-like symptoms after the first series and was replaced by backup Conor Blount. The Beavers (0-1) lost 77-31 to the fourth-ranked Buckeyes.
Luton practiced as much as he was allowed this week, but coach Jonathan Smith said he hadn't yet gotten the final word about whether he could return.
Oregon State (1-11 last season) at No. 5 Ohio State (12-2), noon ET (ABC).
Chip Kelly, who haunted opposing teams with his blur offense for the Oregon Ducks a few years ago, returns to the Pac-12 this season as head coach at UCLA. He'll make his season debut with the Bruins this Saturday at home against Cincinnati.
Jonathan Smith is a feel-good story for an Oregon State team that really needs one.
The former Beavers quarterback filled the head-coaching vacancy left by Gary Andersen, who abruptly parted ways with the program last October after a 1-5 start. Cornerbacks coach Cory Hall served as interim head coach for the rest of the season, and the Beavers finished 1-11. Oregon State won just seven games during Andersen's 2½-season stint.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pac-12 went 1-8 in its bowl games last season, leading to a winter of external criticism and internal soul-searching for most of its programs.
The league also extended its national title drought to 14 years, the longest in the Power Five. Athletic directors openly worried about the Pac-12 falling farther behind the other big conferences in revenue and in exposure from its television network.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Former Beavers quarterback Jonathan Smith caps his first spring as Oregon State's coach with a lot of attention focused on, yep, the quarterbacks.
Jake Luton, Conor Blount and Jack Colletto all saw reps Saturday in the team's annual spring game, which was more of a scrimmage, or, as Smith called it, a "spring preview."
PHOENIX (AP) — The Pac-12 has five new coaches this season, so there was extra importance placed on spring football at UCLA, the two Arizona schools and the two Oregon schools.
After months of talking about how they would do things differently, the new coaches had a chance to implement their systems on the field.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — No. 22 North Carolina has lost starting offensive guard Caleb Peterson and linebacker Jonathan Smith to season-ending injuries.
The school said Thursday that Peterson will have back surgery Friday in Dallas. The senior started 42 games and made 30 straight starts before missing the Virginia Tech game two weeks ago.