The Beavers have the best record in the conference over the last two plus years in October, November, and December, and are likely to be favored in all of their remaining games. Along with Arizona, the Beavers are the only team in the conference who controls their own path to the Rose Bowl.
Let's take a quick peek at OSU's recent results against remaining opponents:
ASU 1-2, winning the last time they played in Reser.
@UCLA 0-3, losing the last time they played in the Rose Bowl.
Cal 2-1, losing the last time they played in Reser.
@UA 2-1, winning the last time they played in Arizona.
uowned 2-1, winning the last time they played in Reser. (Note: The perennially 5th place ducks have actually NEVER won in Corvallis since the stadium's name was changed to Reser Stadium in the last century. Their lack of talent and depth typically prevents them from being able to overcome injuries and field a competitive team late in the season. Even last year when they had their starting quarterback longer than any other team in the conference, they still faded. Here's to hoping that maybe our little sisters will be able to fix their historic lack of talent some day and avert late season disaster.)
What matchup do you see as the biggest speed bump on the road to the Rose Bowl?