2015 Oregon State Beavers football team

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2015 Oregon State Beavers football
Oregon State Beavers wordmark.svg
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division North Division
2015 record 2–10 (0–9 Pac-12)
Head coach Gary Andersen (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake (1st season)
Home stadium Reser Stadium
(Capacity: 45,674)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 3 Stanford x$   8 1         12 2  
No. 19 Oregon   7 2         9 4  
Washington State   6 3         9 4  
California   4 5         8 5  
Washington   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   0 9         2 10  
South Division
USC xy   6 3         8 6  
No. 17 Utah x   6 3         10 3  
UCLA   5 4         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   3 6         7 6  
Colorado   1 8         4 9  
Championship: Stanford 41, USC 22
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by first-year head coach Gary Andersen and played their home games on campus at Reser Stadium in Corvallis. Oregon State was a member of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference.

Offseason[edit]

Coaching change[edit]

For the first time since the 2003 offseason, Oregon State underwent a coaching change.

Riley exits[edit]

In a move that shook the college football world, the University of Nebraska announced the hiring of Oregon State's head coach Mike Riley on December 4, 2014.[1] Riley had what was dubbed a "lifetime contract" at Oregon State, where every year he led a team to a bowl game, his contract was extended by one year.[2] In 2010, Oregon State Athletic Director Bob De Carolis said Riley had talked about wanting to retire in Corvallis and be the "Joe Paterno of Oregon State." In the same time period, Riley said, "I want to make it known that I'm very excited to be to coaching at Oregon State University and I anticipate doing so for a long time."[3] Nebraska fired head coach Bo Pelini, opening the door for Riley to make the unanticipated move.

Welcoming Andersen[edit]

An equally shocking move came just six days later, as the Oregon State Athletic Department announced that they had hired Gary Andersen of Wisconsin as Riley's replacement on December 10, 2014. Andersen left Wisconsin after just two years with the program, citing high academic standards set by the university made recruiting difficult for Andersen, compiling a 19–7 overall record and coming off of a trip to the Big Ten Football Championship Game. Since Andersen left after just two seasons, a reported $3 million buyout was in effect.[4] The coaching announcement came moments after the university announced $42 million upgrades to its football operations building, known as the Valley Football Center.[5] It marked the second straight Wisconsin coach (Bret Bielema left for Arkansas) to leave for what many considered a job with a less prestigious program.[6] Andersen was announced in a press conference on December 12, 2014.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 5:00 p.m. Weber State* Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR P12N W 26–7   35,160
September 12 9:00 a.m. at Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC L 7–35   109,651
September 19 5:00 p.m. San Jose State* Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N W 35–21   34,573
September 25 7:00 p.m. No. 21 Stanford Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR FS1 L 24–42   37,302
October 10 1:00 p.m. at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FS1 L 7–44   52,987
October 17 1:00 p.m. at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA P12N L 31–52   32,952
October 24 7:30 p.m. Coloradodagger Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N L 13–17   36,977
October 31 4:00 p.m. at No. 13 Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT P12N L 12–27   45,853
November 7 1:30 p.m. No. 22 UCLA Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N L 0–41   38,074
November 14 7:30 p.m. at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA P12N L 24–54   41,874
November 21 1:00 p.m. Washington Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N L 7–52   34,390
November 27 1:00 p.m. at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR (Civil War) FS1 L 42–52   57,814
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.
Source:[7]

Game summaries[edit]

Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 0 7 0 7
Beavers 0 6 7 13 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 0 0 0 7
Wolverines 3 14 3 15 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 1986 MICH, 31–12

San Jose State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 7 14 0 0 21
Beavers 7 7 21 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 1997 ORST, 26–12

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Cardinal 14 7 14 7 42
Beavers 7 10 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–53–3 2014 STAN, 38–14

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 7 0 0 7
Wildcats 13 21 10 0 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–21–1 2012 ORST, 38–35

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 3 14 0 14 31
Cougars 14 31 0 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
47–49–3 2014 WAZZU, 39–32

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 7 0 7 17
Beavers 7 3 0 3 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2014 ORST, 36–31

Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 6 0 6 12
#13 Utes 14 0 0 13 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–7–1 2014 UTAH, 29–23

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Bruins 0 24 17 0 41
Beavers 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–40–4 2012 ORST, 27–20

Referee for the game is Michael Batlan.

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 10 14 0 24
Golden Bears 7 17 20 10 54
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–35 2014 CAL, 45–31

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 28 17 7 0 52
Beavers 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
34–61–4 2014 WASH, 37–13

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 0 14 21 42
#17 Ducks 14 17 7 14 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
46–62–10 2014 ORE, 47–19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sherman, Mitch (December 4, 2014). "Nebraska Hires Mike Riley as Coach". ESPN. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Canzano, John (January 10, 2010). "Oregon State to Offer Riley a Lifetime Deal". The Oregonian. Portland, OR. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Schnell, Lindsay (January 10, 2010). "Oregon State's Mike Riley Signs 3-Year Extension, Plans to be Beavers Coach 'for a Long Time'". The Oregonian. Portland, OR. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Bromberg, Nick (December 10, 2014). "Oregon State Hires Wisconsin Coach Gary Andersen". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Mizell, Gina (December 9, 2014). "Oregon State Beavers set to Announce 'Significant Enhancements' to Football Facilities". The Oregonian. Portland, OR. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ward, Austin. "Why Are Coaches Leaving Wisconsin?". ESPN. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ Mizell, Gina (September 16, 2014). "Oregon State Beavers 2015 football schedule released". The Oregonian. Portland. Retrieved December 10, 2014.