Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Staff Predictions: Arizona

Time for the BeaverBlitz staff to weigh in with our picks and score predictions for Saturday's Dad's Weekend game against Arizona.

Angie Machado:  Oregon State 24 - Arizona 21

This is a game of two struggling teams.  My main worry is stopping Arizona’s running game, and I have a feeling that the Wildcats will put up some big numbers rushing the ball on Saturday.  After a very tough month of October, the Beavers are excited to finish the season at home and the cool rain in Corvallis on Saturday night should play into the Beavers favor.  

Eric Machado: Oregon State 38 - Arizona 24

Night game in November in Reser = bad news for Arizona schools.  Beavers ride Nall and the cold November rain to victory. 

Jeff Perry:  Oregon State 34 - Arizona 28

It's been months since I last picked OSU to win one, but this feels like the week to do it.  Arizona's run offense will be a test for a depleted defense that hasn't been very good against the run, but the Wildcats stunningly bad defense will allow the Beavs to find enough success to pick up the win.

Brian Rathbone: Oregon State 31 - Arizona 21

The Oregon State Beavers will win the Anti-Pac-12 Championship this weekend. Arizona is a beaten down team. Since their overtime loss to Washington in their conference opener, the Wildcats have lost by an average of 30 points to Pac-12 opponents.   With rain in the forecast, this game will likely come down to which defense can stop the run game, and I don't think Arizona is going to be able to do that. 

John Newby: Oregon State 38 - Arizona 24

It's very telling that the Beavs are actually favored heading into Saturday's home game. The reason? Arizona is flat out terrible on defense. There will be scoring opportunities aplenty, and we should be treated to some big pass plays downfield. Pierce continues to earn snaps with his big plays, and this trend will continue against Arizona. 

Sadly, losing Jalen Moore for the season is yet another strike against OSU's defense, and Arizona will hang around for a while. Ultimately, Kevin Clune's defense will make enough plays late to seal the victory. 

Peter Riley Osborne: Oregon State 35 - Arizona 28

The Beavers rush defense is not good and will be tested, but Arizona is a FAR WORSE defense than we have played in any of our other Pac-12 games. Even worse than terrible Cal.  I think this is the game where the line dominates, where we have time to throw and lanes to run through and really take it to Arizona. I think what will keep the score low is that both teams will run a bunch and chew clock, but I could see this being a 42 point output by the Beavers.  

Raju Woodward: Oregon State 27 - Arizona 21

Man, it feels good to pick the Beavers for the first time since Week 3 of the season. Arizona can run the ball, and stopping the run is Oregon State's weakness. But the end, talent wins out here, and I think the Beavers have more, especially on defense. That said, this won't be an easy game and a turnover or missed field goal could be the difference.

Score Prediction Standings

Angie Machado 6-4
Eric Machado 8-2
Jeff Perry 9-1
John Newby 6-3
Adam Nicholson 3-5
Brian Rathbone 5-4
Peter Riley Osborne 9-1
Raju Woodward 9-1

BeaverBlitz Top Stories