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1968 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 15
1968 record7–3 (5–1 Pac-8)
Head coachDee Andros (4th season)
CaptainSteve Preece
Jon Sandstrom
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Civic Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 USC 6 0 0     9 1 1
#15 Oregon State 5 1 0     7 3 0
Stanford 3 3 1     6 3 1
California 2 2 1     7 3 1
Oregon 2 4 0     4 6 0
UCLA 2 4 0     3 7 0
Washington State 1 3 1     3 6 1
Washington 1 5 1     3 5 2
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University during the 1968 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Corvallis at Parker Stadium, with one at Civic Stadium in Portland.[1]

Under fourth-year head coach Dee Andros, the Beavers were 7–3 overall and 5–1 in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8). They were fifteenth in the final AP Poll, and outscored their opponents, 285 to 179.[2] The 17–13 loss at USC in November decided the conference title and the Rose Bowl berth.[3] Prior to the 1975 season, the Pac-8 and Big Ten conferences allowed only one postseason participant each, for the Rose Bowl.

The Beavers were led on offense by quarterback Steve Preece and fullback Bill Enyart,[4] nicknamed "Earthquake."[5] Center John Didion was a consensus All-American.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 21at Iowa*No. 8L 20–2146,892
September 28at Utah*No. 18W 24–2119,265
October 5WashingtonABCW 35–2130,220
October 12at Kentucky*No. 20L 34–3532,000
October 19Arizona State*W 28–927,507
October 26at Washington StateW 16–820,781
November 2at StanfordW 29–729,000
November 9UCLAdaggerNo. 15
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon [4]
W 45–2141,361
November 16at No. 1 USCNo. 13L 13–1759,236
November 23OregonNo. 16
W 41–1940,144
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[14][15]

RosterEdit

  • E Jerry Belcher
  • Roger Cantlon
  • C John Didion
  • HB Dennis Draper
  • DB Mel Easley

  • FB Bill Enyart
  • LB Mike Foote
  • DL Craig Hanneman, So.
  • HB Bob Hayes
  • DT Jess Lewis

  • WB Billy Main
  • QB Steve Preece, Sr.
  • OT Rocky Rasley, Sr.
  • S Larry Rich
  • DL Jon Sandstrom, Sr.

Season summaryEdit

UtahEdit

  • Bill Enyart 50 Rush, 299 Yds, 3 TD
  • Oregon State did not complete a pass (0/4, INT) [15]


WashingtonEdit

  • Roger Cantlon 4 Rec, 116 Yds [15]

KentuckyEdit


Washington StateEdit

UCLAEdit

OregonEdit


StatisticsEdit

  • Bill Enyart 293 Rush, 1304 Yds, 17 TD (all three were single season school records until 1999 – Ken Simonton)
  • Billy Main 32.1 yards per kick return [15]

AwardsEdit

  • Team MVP: Steve Preece, Jon Sandstrom
  • All Pac 8: John Didion, Bill Enyart, Jon Sandstrom
  • All-American: John Didion (AFCA – 1st, AP, Central Press Association, Football News, FWAA – 1st, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Sporting News, Time, UPI, Walter Camp), Bill Enyart (UPI – 1st)[15]

Draft picksEdit

Oregon State players selected in the 1969 NFL/AFL Draft

Rnd. Pick # NFL Team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
2 27 Buffalo Bills Enyart, BillBill Enyart FB Oregon St Pac-8
3 67 Atlanta Falcons Sandstrom, JonJon Sandstrom DT Oregon St Pac-8
7 213 Washington Redskins Didion, JohnJohn Didion C Oregon St Pac-8
9 216 Detroit Lions Raisley, RockyRocky Raisley OT Oregon St Pac-8
9 229 Los Angeles Rams Foote, MikeMike Foote LB Oregon St Pac-8

Source:[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cawood, Neil (October 20, 1968). "Beavers rip Devils, 28-9". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6bgoAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-eADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5360%2C4192006.
  2. "1968 Oregon State Beavers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oregon-state/1968-schedule.html. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cawood, Neil (November 17, 1968). "OSU bowl hopes shattered by Trojans, 17-13". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=saxVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6374%2C3790343.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cawood, Neil (November 10, 1968). "Beavers rip Bruins, 45-21". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qqxVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4706%2C2161445.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "O.J. & Co. get 3rd straight bowl berth with 17-13 win". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press (Idaho): p. 11. November 17, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-r5eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OTEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5890%2C3182632.
  6. "Preece hurt, O-State upset by Iowa 21-20". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. September 22, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ia1VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4192%2C4794878.
  7. "Enyart keys Beaver victory 24-21". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. September 29, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KK1VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3828%2C6766469.
  8. Cawood, Neil (October 6, 1968). "Beavers open up, drub Huskies in second half, 35-21". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VthVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6511%2C950420.
  9. "Lyons ruins State, 35-34". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. October 13, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4rgoAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-eADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5422%2C2524225.
  10. "Enyart paces Beavers' win". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. October 27, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8LgoAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-eADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6608%2C5923315.
  11. "Preece, Enyart help Beavers spoil Cougars' Homecoming". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 15. October 27, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Z8leAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZzIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4615%2C5469576.
  12. "OSU smells Roses, 29-7". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. November 3, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=o6xVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4146%2C276836.
  13. Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 24, 1964). "Webfoots 'Pumpkinized' by Enyart, Beavers, 41-19". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 3B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uKxVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6212%2C5602895.
  14. College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-Dec-11.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 2016 Oregon State Beavers Football Media Guide. Retrieved 2016-Dec-11.
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