Would it have been nice if Oregon State won a few more football games this year? Sure. Will most of that frustration magically melt away if the Beavers somehow manage to beat Oregon this week? Of course.
While we get ready for Friday’s game, let’s wistfully look back at the last five times that OSU pulled off the win. Yes, OSU’s won this game 42 other times, but I’m not asking you to pick through over 100 years of football games. Just out of these five most recent times that OSU won, which is your favorite?
2016: The shining moment of the Gary Andersen era. Ryan Nall and Marcus McMaryion led the Beavs to a 34-24 win that was so much fun, it gave us an insane amount of what turned out to be false hope for the next season.
2007: In a two-overtime thriller, the Beavs beat the Ducks 38-31 behind a big day from backup running back Matt Sieverson. That was of course the day that James Rodgers scored the winning touchdown on a fly sweep.
2006: Beav kicker Alexis Serna was fantastic with made field goals of 49, 40, and 50 yards. The icing on the cake was OSU o-lineman blocking what would would have been the game-winning field goal with twenty seconds left.
2004: OSU turned in a convincing 50-21 win here with Derek Anderson throwing for 351 yards. Remember when Bill Swancutt of all people caught that pass for a first down on the fake field goal attempt?
2002: A 45-24 win for the Beavs here with Steven Jackson at running back racking up 153 yards and two scores. This video does the game way more justice than I ever could.
Let us know what you think by voting in the poll (if you didn’t come to this link via Twitter on your phone because technology), letting us know in the comments, or tweeting at us. Go Beavs!
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