Not everyone is believing the hype around Oregon State football just yet.
According to an official release by the Bovada, Oregon State is tied with Arizona for the second-worst odds at 100-1 to win the Pac-12 Championship Game this upcoming season. The Beavers are in front of only California at 500-1 for the conference’s biggest long-shot position. USC (10-11) is the early favorite, followed by Washington (9-5), Stanford (8-1) and UCLA (9-1). The full list of odds can be found below.
The Beavers do enter the 2017 season on some uncertain ground, with position battles at the quarterback spot and on the defensive side of things, as well as some major reshuffling expected across the offensive line. However, there is strong belief that this season may be a strong growth year for Oregon State under head coach Gary Andersen, despite the fact that the team will face one of the tougher overall schedules in all of college football.
Oregon State kicks off their season on the road at Colorado State on Saturday, August 26th at 11:30 AM PT on CBSSN, in which will be the debut of the Rams’ brand new stadium in Fort Collins. The Beavers finished 2016 with a 4-8 record but enter the upcoming campaign on a two-game win streak, after knocking off Arizona and rival Oregon in the last two games of the season. Oregon State begins Pac-12 play on Saturday, September 16th against Washington State at 2:30 PM PT in Pullman.