Nov 24, 2012; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers helmet sits on the ground before the Civil War game against the Oregon Ducks at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Getting To Know Oregon State


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The Texas Longhorns will play the Oregon State Beavers on December 29th in San Antonio, Texas. In this Alamo Bowl preview, we introduce you to Oregon State University.

Oregon State University

Location: Corvallis, Oregon.  (Closest Major Metro Area: Portland, OR (81 miles away)).

Enrollment: 24,977

Acceptance Rate: 81%

Accolades:

- The only public university with Land, Sea, Space and Sun Grant designation.

- Oregon State University is considered the nation’s leader in Forestry studies.

- Ranked 138th in the US News and World Report Collegiate rankings.

Oregon State Beavers Football

All time record: 505-546-50

Conference Titles: 5 (Last won in 2000)

Players in the NFL: 27 (Stephen Jackson (Rams), Nick Barnett (Bills))

All Americans: 42 (5 consensus)

Bowl Game Record: 10-5 (Last Bowl Victory: 2008 Sun Bowl 3-0 over Pittsburgh).

Top Offensive Players:

Storm Woods

Might be in the running for most awesome name of the Alamo Bowl. But he is a great running back. He has 171 carries for 822 yards with a rushing average of 4.8 yards a carry.

Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks

These receivers are both over 1000 yards receiving. Brandin Cooks averages 17.5 yards per catch with 5 touchdowns. Markus Wheaton has the most catches and most touchdown catches at 11. Oregon State’s offense strength is the passing game.

Top Defensive Players

Scott Crichton 

When you have 9 sacks on the season, you are a force to be reckoned with. Now 3 of those sacks came against Washington State but he had 3 tackles for losses against UCLA and 17 tackles for loss all season. With Trey Hopkins out, look for the Offensive line to know where Scott Crichton is on every play.

Jordan Poyer

A ball hawking senior defensive back who is always breaking up pass plays and creating turnovers. He has 7 interceptions with a pick 6 against BYU, 7 pass break ups and a forced fumble. He also has 45 total tackles. With David Ash and Case McCoy being turnover machines in their last 2 games, his name might become pretty familiar to Longhorn fans.

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