The Beavers under head coach Mike Riley should be a factor in the Pac-10 this season. College football betting odds list Oregon State at 30-1 to win the national title.
Bet on college football action on Oregon State begins with the Beavers facing a very tough road game at TCU. The Beavers are capable of winning that contest but they will be underdogs since the Horned Frogs are considered national title contenders this season.
Oregon State returns running back Jacquizz Rodgers who is one of the most exciting players in the country. The question for the Beavers is at quarterback as they have will have a new starter. It will likely be either Ryan Katz or Virginia transfer Peter Lalich. Whoever wins the starting job will have a great target in James Rodgers who is Jacquizz's brother. James had over 2,300 all-purpose yards last year.
Oregon State’s defense was a problem last season but it could be improved in 2010. They return Stephen Paea who was best Defensive lineman in the conference last season. The Beavers will have to replace David Pa'aluhi but they have some options at linebacker. The secondary is a big concern as they allowed 23 TD passes last season. Three starters return so perhaps they can be improved this season.
Oregon State has a very difficult non-conference schedule as they have to play both TCU and Boise State. They will probably lose both of those games but they should be ready for Pac-10 play. The Beavers can win the conference as USC is not as good as in previous seasons. The Pac-10 race could come down to the season finale when the Beavers host the Ducks.
Oregon State will probably start the season at 1-2 as they are at TCU, host Louisville and then travel to Boise State. They begin Pac-10 play in early October as they host Arizona State. The Beavers should win at Arizona and they are capable of winning at Washington. They host Cal and then travel to UCLA. They should rout Washington State at home before hosting USC. They finish up at Stanford before hosting Oregon in the last game of the regular season.