Who's Playing

Stanford @ Oregon State

Current Records: Stanford 3-6; Oregon State 5-4

What to Know

The Oregon State Beavers are 0-6 against the Stanford Cardinal since September of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. The Beavers and Stanford will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 5:30 p.m. ET at Reser Stadium. Oregon State is out to stop a seven-game streak of losses at home.

Oregon State fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the Colorado Buffaloes last week but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 37-34. If the result catches you off guard, it should: Oregon State was far and away the favorite. A silver lining for them was the play of RB Trey Lowe, who punched in one rushing touchdown.

Meanwhile, the night started off rough for Stanford last Friday, and it ended that way, too. It's hard to picture a worse defeat than the 52-7 bruising that they suffered against the Utah Utes. The Cardinal were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 38 to nothing. QB Jack West had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw one interception and fumbled the ball once with only 59 yards passing.

This next contest looks promising for the Beavers, who are favored by a full 12.5 points. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

The losses put Oregon State at 5-4 and Stanford at 3-6. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Oregon State is stumbling into the game with the 205th most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 17 on the season. The Cardinal have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 237th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 23 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Reser Stadium -- Corvallis, Oregon
  • TV: Pac 12 Networks
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $30.00

Odds

The Beavers are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Cardinal, according to the latest college football odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Beavers, as the game opened with the Beavers as a 10-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Stanford have won all of the games they've played against Oregon State in the last seven years.

  • Dec 12, 2020 - Stanford 27 vs. Oregon State 24
  • Sep 28, 2019 - Stanford 31 vs. Oregon State 28
  • Nov 10, 2018 - Stanford 48 vs. Oregon State 17
  • Oct 26, 2017 - Stanford 15 vs. Oregon State 14
  • Nov 05, 2016 - Stanford 26 vs. Oregon State 15
  • Sep 25, 2015 - Stanford 42 vs. Oregon State 24