2007 schedule finalized

For the second consecutive year the Oregon State football program will start its season with back to back games on a Thursday. OSU opens up the 2007 campaign at home against the University of Utah Aug. 30 before traveling east to face the University of Cincinnati Sept. 6.

The Men in Black have won eight of 13 against Utah, including three of five in Corvallis.  But the Utes have won the last two meetings between the schools with victories over OSU in 1992 (42-9) in Salt Lake City and 1991 (21-10) in Corvallis.  OSU is currently scheduled to open the 2008 season at Utah. 

The Utes have won last year's Armed Forces Bowl over Tulsa to finish 8-5 and now has won six consecutive bowl games, the second-longest active streak in the nation. Oregon State has the fifth-longest bowl win streak at three.  Oregon State is 23-13 all-time versus current Mountain West Conference members.


2006:  1-1 (at Hawaii (W), at Boise St.(L))

2005: 0-1 (at Louisville)

2004: 1-2 (at Boise St. (L) at LSU (L), vs. Notre Dame (W))

2003: 1-1 (at Fresno St. (L), vs. New Mexico (W))

2002: 0-1 (vs. Pittsburgh (L))

2001: 0-1 (at Fresno St. (L))

The match up between the Bearcats and Beavers on Sept. 6 will the first between the two schools and will be televised at 4:30 PDT on ESPN.  Details are still in the works for the Bearcats to visit Reser Stadium in the future. 

Last year Cincinnati finished 8-5 and won the inaugural International Bowl over Western Michigan. The Bearcat's biggest win of the 2006 season was at home over then undefeated and No. 7 Rutgers.  The Beavers are 5-7 all-time against current Big East schools.

Dating back to 2001, this is the seventh consecutive year OSU has appeared at least one time on ESPN or ESPN2. Oregon State is 3-7 in the last six seasons when playing on ESPN or ESPN2.  Of the ten games, seven have been away games while three have been post-season match ups.

The Beavers have found recent success opening their seasons on Thursdays as the Men in Black defeated Eastern Washington in 2006 (56-17), Sacramento State in 2003 (40-7), Eastern Kentucky in 2002 (49-10).  Their only loss since 2000 on a Thursday was a 42-14 defeat at Boise State last year.

The final non-conference game will be Sat., Sept. 15 against the Idaho State Bengals of the Big Sky Conference. ISU is under the direction for first-year head coach John Zamberlin. This will be the first meeting between the two programs.  OSU is 18-2 all-time versus current Big Sky members.

The Pac-10 schedule begins Sat., Sept. 22 against the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe with the Pac-10 home opener the following Saturday against UCLA.


2007 Schedule
Sept. 6     at Cincinnati (ESPN - 4:30 PDT)
Sept. 15    Idaho State
Sept. 22    at Arizona State
Sept. 29    UCLA
Oct. 6      Arizona
Oct. 13     at California
Oct. 20     Bye
Oct. 27     Stanford
Nov. 3      at USC
Nov. 10     Washington 
Nov. 17     at Washington State
Nov. 24     Bye
Dec. 1      at Oregon

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