1. College Football News Preview 2020: Oregon State Beavers Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
2013 was the last time Oregon State got to enjoy a winning season and a trip to a bowl game. It knocked on the door last year – losing three of its last four games in what would be a 5-7 campaign – but head coach Jonathan Smith is putting together a fun program that appears to be going in the right direction.
There might not be a trip to the Pac-12 Championship any time soon, but the offense has become more explosive, the defense has enough playmakers to improve on a decent – at least for OSU – 2019, and there’s legitimate reason to be excited.
A steady quarterback has to emerge, and it’s never a plus when you lose your leading passer, rusher, and receiver, but the talent level has improved enough to make going to a bowl game a must.
Set The Oregon State Beavers Regular Season Win Total At … 6
There are a whole lot of 50/50 games that could go either way, and there aren’t a whole slew of layups.
Oregon State just needs to get to six wins, but the opener against Oklahoma State – this is a much better Cowboy team than the one that won last year’s opener 52-36 – and road games at Washington, Arizona State, Utah, and Stanford will all be issues.
The home games against Washington State, Cal, and Oregon won’t be easy, either.
But the team will be good enough to win a few of the tough games and take out Colorado State, Portland State, UCLA and Arizona – all at home – for a nice base of wins.
The Beavers have done the next step up thing. Now it’s time to go one step further.