McLaughlin: Oregon State Football Underrated in 2022

Spencer is joined by Carter Bahns to analyze OSU's schedule, making predictions for each game

Posted on August 22, 2022


  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports

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Oregon State football’s 2022 nonconference schedule is about as tough as it could be without featuring a Power 5 opponent.

Week 1 sees Boise State come into Corvallis, while Week 2 will feature a matchup between the Beavs and Fresno State away from the confines of Reser Stadium.

With a high-quality FCS opponent in Montana State on the schedule in week 3, going 2-1 in that stretch would be a good run for Oregon State as they enter Year 5 under Jonathan Smith.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I’m joined by senior writer/editor of BeaverBlitz.com, Carter Bahns.

Together we go through Oregon State’s 2022 football schedule, making predictions for each game.

The conference slate begins in a brutal fashion with USC at home and Utah on the road in back-to-back weeks…Could the Beavs upset either the Trojans or the Utes to jumpstart Pac-12 play?

After those two games, Oregon State’s schedule softens greatly with plenty of opportunities to rack up some wins.

Last year the Beavs snapped a long losing streak to Stanford, could they snap another one against Washington State, which Jonathan Smith has not yet defeated as Oregon State’s head coach?

A second straight year over .500 is in the cards for the Beavers, but a key will be to avoid losing games that they should win.

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