INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The inaugural LA Bowl will be headlined by Jimmy Kimmel, features a vomiting camel — “Jimmy Camel” — as a mascot and an official sandwich to keep the fans entertained.
It also includes two evenly matched teams on the field as Oregon State takes on Utah State on Saturday.
Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl: Utah State (10-3) at Oregon State (7-5), Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC)
Line: Oregon State by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A week after becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2013, Oregon State remains in contention for the Pac-12 North Division title following a 24-10 victory Saturday night over Arizona State.
(AP) — Now that Oregon State is bowl eligible, coach Jonathan Smith anticipates the Beavers may play with more abandon.
“Whether it’s the relief of getting to six or whatnot, I know we’re there now, and I’m hoping these guys will let it rip on Saturday,” he said.
For the Bruins and the Beavers, well, it's been a while.
Both UCLA and Oregon State are bowl eligible this season, ending extended droughts without a postseason appearance.
The Beavers (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) haven't played in a bowl since 2013 — that's all the way back to Mike Riley's second stint as head coach.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Oregon State makes attempt No. 2 at reaching bowl eligibility.
The path is way more uphill for Colorado: Four straight wins are now necessary to be in the picture, starting Saturday at Folsom Field against the Beavers.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State took a pretty good shot from Utah in the first eight minutes but the Beavers never wavered and responded with an all-around performance that put them a win away from a bowl berth.
The last thing Jonathan Smith expects from his team is for Oregon State to suddenly become cocky or overconfident even if the Beavers are sitting on top of the Pac-12 North.
“This group understands that it’s hard to win,” Smith said.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's climb under coach Jonathan Smith has led the Beavers to uncharted territory.
They head to Washington State this week as the only undefeated team in conference play in the Pac-12 North, the first time the Beavers have ever been in sole possession of the division’s top spot.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — As the Oregon State Beavers celebrated their big win at USC, coach Jonathan Smith proclaimed in the locker room: “We ain't done yet.”
The Beavers (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) are back at home Saturday against Washington (2-2, 1-0) on a mission to prove that their 45-27 thumping of the Trojans last week wasn't a fluke, but part of an upward trajectory.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Chance Nolan passed for 302 yards and two touchdowns, and B.J. Baylor ran for a career-high 171 yards and three scores to lead Oregon State to a 45-27 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Pac-12 After Dark is coming to Corvallis on Saturday night but Oregon State no doubt hopes to avoid any drama.
The Beavers (0-1) host Hawaii (1-1) at 8 p.m. local time and there's certainly cause for Oregon State's vigilance heading into the game.
What is it? With the Pac-12 North on the line, No. 16 Washington (8-3, 6-2) travels across the Evergreen State to take on No. 7 Washington State (10-1, 7-1) in the 111th Apple Cup.
LINCOLN — On his first day back coaching at Oregon State, it rained. Mike Riley didn’t care. He pulled out his bicycle and rode down to the stadium anyway. Old times. It felt good.
Despite being Nebraska’s coach for three years, Riley still had roots in Corvallis.