The season opens Sat., Sept. 1 with the first-ever visit by the Nicholls State Colonels of Louisiana led by former OSU assistant coach Charlie Stubbs. The marquee non-conference home matchup of the season is the following Saturday when the Big Ten Conference champion Wisconsin Badgers visit Reser Stadium, marking the first time a team from that league has played in Corvallis since Iowa in 1971.
The non-conference schedule is completed with an Oct. 13 date at BYU in Provo, Utah.
The Pac-12 Conference schedule begins Sept. 22 at UCLA. The remaining home dates for the '12 season include Oct. 6 vs. Washington State, Oct. 20 vs. Utah (Homecoming), Nov. 3 vs. Arizona State, Nov. 17 vs. California and Nov. 24 vs. Oregon.
This will be the first time OSU has played its opening two games of the season at home since 2005 and the first time it has played its last two games at home since 1998.
Oregon State will be among the most experienced teams in the Conference in 2012 returning 58 players with game experience, including 16 starters. Beaver head coach Mike Riley played a school-record 10 true-freshmen last season and 23 first-time starters.
Spring practice for the 2012 season begins March 12.
Season ticket renewals will be available online beginning Feb. 1 at osubeavers.com
2012 Oregon State Football Schedule
Sept. 1 Nicholls State
Sept. 8 Wisconsin
Sept. 15 Bye
Sept. 22 at UCLA
Sept. 29 at Arizona
Oct. 6 Washington State
Oct. 13 at BYU
Oct. 20 Utah (Homecoming)
Oct. 27 at Washington
Nov. 3 Arizona State
Nov. 10 at Stanford
Nov. 17 California
Nov. 24 Oregon
Nov. 30 Pac-12 Championship Game
Seven home games for Beavs in 2012
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