WEATHERLINE: Louisville at No. 25 Oregon St.

THE LATEST FORECAST calls for showers during the 2010 home opener, but temperatures in the the low 70's - nothing Oregon State fans aren't used to. Plus, the Louisville game marks the 10th consecutive non-conference home game that the Beavers have been favored to win.



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Oregon State has been favored to win the last 10 non-conference home games. Half of the non-conference home games didn't have a line.

The 18.5 spread against Louisville is its largest spread against a non-conference foe at home in the last 10 matchups. But, it is only the second time in the last 10 non-conference home games that OSU has been favored by double digits.

This season the Beavs are 1-0 against the spread.



UL leads 1-0

Saturday’s game marks the completion of two-game scheduling contract with Louisville. The Beavers traveled to Kentucky for a Sept. 17, 2005 game in which the then No. 11 Cardinals racked up a 63-27 win – 63 points are tied for the second most ever allowed by an OSU team with the 63 scored by USC in 1985 and Stanford in 1981.

Oregon State holds a 6-8 record against current Big East members (0-1 vs. Cincinnati and Louisville; 1-1 vs. Pitt; 2-0 vs. West Virginia and 3-5 vs. Syracuse).

OSU has won eight straight home openers – 2002 vs. Eastern Kentucky (49-10), 2003 vs. Sacramento State (40-7), 2004 vs. New Mexico (17-7), 2005 vs. Portland State (41-14), 2006 vs. Eastern Washington (56-17), 2007 vs. Utah (24-7), 2008 vs. Hawai’i (45-7) and 2009 vs. Portland State (34-7).

The Beavers have won 26 of its last 27 non-conference home games dating back to 1996. The last loss was a 28-18 decision to Cincinnati in 2009.

The Cardinals haven’t faced teams from the Pacifi c-10 Conference over the years, but when they have — they’ve been very successful. Louisville is 3-1 all-time against members of the Pac-10, including 1-0 against Saturday’s foe Oregon State. Louisville is 2-1 all-time against Arizona State.

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