Oklahoma State (@1.08) vs Oregon State (@8.0)

Our Prediction:

Oklahoma State will win

Oklahoma State – Oregon State Match Prediction | 20-08-2019

The secondary is veteran and good on the corners and is young, but still experienced at the safety positions. It will be even more difficult because the front seven was depleted of experienced players. The defensive line will be young, but it does possess plenty of talent. Look out for corners A.J. Green and Rodarius Williams, brother of former LSU and now Cleveland Browns corner Greedy Williams. The defense badly needs to gain some confidence and find that stability and consistency that the offense has enjoyed for over a decade. The defense simply needs to have some success and build on that.

Likely with redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders coming into that role and with his ability to both throw and run, the offense will take on a different personality. The offensive line is confident in what they are doing. The biggest strength is the year in and year out consistency on offense, and the confidence that the coaching staff and players all have in the ability of the offense to have key players changing into the lineup, and the offense will continue to rack up yards and points. Maybe it is a system, but it is also an offense that can mold and change its stripes to fit the personnel that is in it each season.

Fall camp will tell us a lot about where the Beavers are at as a team heading into the matchup with OSU, but with it being a rare road opener for a young Cowboy team breaking in a new quarterback and new offensive coordinator, it could be the perfect storm for Smith and Co. to spring a trap in Corvallis.


The Cowboys struggled way too much defensively last season, and now the entire defensive front has to be replaced. Theyre relating on transfers to fill in the gaps, and they wont be totally miserable, but considering the linebacking corps isnt going to be a rock, Oregon State needs to blast through the Cowboy defensive front and get the ground game going.

Sanders has an NFL-caliber arm and track speed as a runner, which he had plenty of success doing in high school. I believe it is Sanders job, but until Gundy and Gleeson make the call, it is a competition. Brown is athletic, but more of a throwing quarterback and is height challenged at 5-11. It is very simple, the Big 12 is a quarterback-driven league and Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson will be choosing between redshirt freshman and former Texas Gatorade Player of the Year in Spencer Sanders and former Hawaii two-year starter Dru Brown.

Nov. 5, 1960. But lets revive it. Dwight Eisenhower was president. Pete Best was the Beatles drummer. The last time the Sooners lost in Ames, I was not alive. The top-rated television show was Gunsmoke. Oklahoma at Iowa State: Sooners 30-14.The Cyclonesupset in Norman last year ended the annual talk of OUs domination of the series. Im 57 years old. We were three days away from the Kennedy-Nixon election. Hawaii had been a state for 441 days.

While the Beavers figure to be a much-better team this season, it's a tough ask for the Beavers to upset a Mike Gundy led team on national television to open the season. However, it's worth noting that the Cowboys haven't opened the season against a power-five team in a true road game since 2008 when they traveled to Pullman to face Washington State.

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A big day from both, plus a solid outing from the Oklahoma defense is the difference. Mayfield showed he can lead his team into a hostile environment and win. Its literally a coin flip game. His win over Ohio State in September only gets more impressive as the Buckeyes flex their muscles. Ive been going back and forth on this one for days. Mayfield is the X-factor and the Sooners seem to have found a spark at running back in Anderson.

However, they did beat Georgia in 2011 in Atlanta. Loss at Washington State in 2017, win at Oregon State in 2016, win at Virginia in 2015, loss at Washington in 2013, loss at Michigan State in 2012. When Boise State goes on the road against a Power 5 foe, the Broncos are OK but nothing special. Boise State at Oklahoma State: Cowboys 31-29.It came down to this.

McElwain agreed to pay $333,333 a year for the same six years. Colorado State at Florida: Gators 34-14.Florida hired away Colorado State coach Jim McElwain after the 2014, but it came at a price. ESPN reported that McElwain had been an odd fit from the start. And heres the funny thing. Its not for certain that Florida will even win this game. By the end of 2020, the Rams will have been paid $7 million by Florida to play one game and not have McElwain coach them. Florida agreed to pay CSU $500,000 for six years, through 2020. Heres the funnier thing. Hire an up-and-coming coach, give him whatever he wants but include a big buyout in his contract. Plus Florida agreed to host Colorado State in a ballgame, this one, for a $2 million guarantee. McElwains not even the Florida coach anymore; he was fired last November with a 22-12 overall record. The Gators lost at home to Kentucky last week, ending a 31-game series winning streak, and Colorado State beat Arkansas. The Rams have stumbled upon one of the great money-making schemes in history.

With less than a month remaining until the opening of fall camp, its time to prepare for the 2019 college football season. Today, we open the series by taking a look at the Oklahoma State Cowboys, whom the Beavers will face on August 30th in Corvallis. Between now and July 19th at BeaverBlitz, well be previewing each of Oregon States opponents, featuring some insight from the publishers of our fellow 247Sports team sites.