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2012 Oregon State Beavers football
Alamo Bowl vs. Texas, L 27–31
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 20
2012 record9–4 (6–3 Pac-12)
Head coachMike Riley (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorDanny Langsdorf (8th season)
Defensive coordinatorMark Banker (10th season)
CaptainSean Mannion
CaptainJordan Poyer
CaptainAndrew Seumalo
CaptainMarkus Wheaton
Home stadiumReser Stadium
(Capacity: 45,674)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
Template:2012 Pac-12 football standings

The 2012 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Mike Riley, in his tenth straight season and twelfth overall. Home games were played at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, and they were members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. The Beavers finished the season 9–4 and 6–3 in Pac-12 play; third place in the North Division and fourth overall. They were invited to the Alamo Bowl and were defeated by the Texas Longhorns.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 81:00 PMNo. 13 Wisconsin*FXW 10–742,189
September 2212:30 PMat No. 19 UCLAABC/ESPN2W 27–2054,636
September 297:00 PMat ArizonaNo. 18P12NW 38–3544,153
October 63:00 PMWashington StateNo. 14
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
P12NW 19–646,579
October 1312:30 PMat BYU*No. 10ABCW 42–2463,484[1]
October 207:30 PMUtahdaggerNo. 8
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
ESPN2W 21–745,769
October 277:15 PMat WashingtonNo. 7P12NL 17–2060,842
November 37:30 PMArizona StateNo. 13
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
ESPN2W 36–2645,979
November 1012:00 PMat No. 16 StanfordNo. 13FOXL 23–2747,127
November 177:30 PMCaliforniaNo. 15
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
P12NW 62–1443,779
November 2412:00 PMNo. 5 OregonNo. 16
P12NL 24–4847,249
December 111:30 AMNicholls State*No. 16
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
P12NW 77–332,427
December 293:45 PMvs. TexasNo. 15ESPNL 27–3165,277
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

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Previous SeasonEdit

Oregon State finished the 2011 season with a record of 3–9, 3–6 in Pac-12 play, placing 5th place in the North Division.

Game summariesEdit

WisconsinEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Wisconsin 0 0 0 7 7
• Oregon St 0 3 7 0 10

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UCLAEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Oregon St 3 14 7 3 27
UCLA 0 10 0 10 20

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ArizonaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Oregon St 7 10 7 14 38
Arizona 0 7 21 7 35

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Washington StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Washington St 0 3 0 3 6
• Oregon St 3 3 7 6 19

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BYUEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Oregon St 14 0 7 21 42
BYU 7 7 7 3 24

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UtahEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Utah 0 7 0 0 7
• Oregon St 7 7 0 7 21

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WashingtonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Oregon St 0 0 10 7 17
• Washington 3 7 0 10 20

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Arizona StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Arizona St 16 3 0 7 26
• Oregon St 10 9 10 7 36

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StanfordEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Oregon St 0 10 13 0 23
• Stanford 14 0 7 6 27

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CaliforniaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
California 7 0 7 0 14
• Oregon St 14 21 14 13 62

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OregonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Oregon 6 14 14 14 48
Oregon St 7 3 7 7 24

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Nicholls StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Nicholls St 0 0 3 0 3
• Oregon St 14 21 14 28 77

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On August 29, it was announced that the season opener against Nicholls State would be postponed due to the effects of Hurricane Isaac. Oregon State instead had their season opener against Wisconsin on September 8.[3][4] The game was rescheduled for December 1.

Alamo BowlEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Texas 3 7 7 14 31
Oregon St 10 10 7 0 27

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Interesting FactsEdit

  • Sean Mannion is the first sophomore captain in program history.[5]
  • The Beavers were unbeaten in September for the first time since 2000.[6]
  • The Beavers won back-to-back road games for the first time since 2009.[6]
  • Mike Riley became the winningest coach in Oregon State football history following the win against Arizona on September 29.[7]
  • The Washington State October 6 game is the earliest sellout for a game in any season since stadium expansion in 2005.[8]
  • The Beavers did not allow a touchdown in the October 6 Washington State game for the first time since the 2008 Sun Bowl.[9]
  • The Beavers did not allow a team to score in the first quarter for the first 4 games.[9]
  • Jordan Poyer intercepted three passes in the Washington State October 6 game tying for second-most in school history and is the most since 2003.[9]
  • Scott Crichton tallied three sacks in the Washington State October 6 game, becoming the first OSU player to do so since Stephen Paea in 2009.[9]
  • Crichton finished the Washington State October 6 game with four tackles for loss, tying for the third-most in a game by an Oregon State player.[9]
  • The October 14 ranking of No. 8 is the highest for the Beavers since ending 2000 at No. 4.[10]
  • The Beavers were 6–0 for the first time in 105 years, since the 1907 season.[11]
  • The sellout of the October 20 Utah game resulted in the first back-to-back home game sellout since 2008.[11]
  • The Beavers were 4–0 in the Pac-12 and haven't started that well in conference since the first year of the Pac-8 in 1968.[11]
  • The Beavers last held three consecutive opponents to single-digits at home in 1961.[11]
  • The Beavers had at least three home sellouts for the first time since the Reser Stadium expansion in 2005.[12]
  • The Beavers 62 points in the November 17 Cal game is tied for the second-most ever against a league opponent.[13]
  • Sean Mannion tied the school record for most touchdowns in a half with four in the first half of the November 17 Cal game.[13]
  • The November 24 game against Oregon broke the Reser Stadium and school attendance record set on October 6 with 47,249 attendees.[14]
  • The Beavers set a new single-game points record of 77 points.[15]
  • Oregon State finished the regular season with a 9–3 record. The six-win improvement is tied for the best in the nation with Middle Tennessee (2–9 to 8–4) and Ohio State (6–7 to 12–0). It's the biggest swing in wins in Oregon State history.[15]
  • The Beavers held four opponents under 9 points for the first time since 2000.[15]
  • The Beavers set a new school record of 42 first downs against Nicholls State, surpassing the previous record of 32 set in 1993 against Pacific. Twenty-five came via the pass, also a school record.[15]
  • The Beavers went undefeated in non-conference regular season play for the first time since 2002.[15]
  • Markus Wheaton surpassed James Rodgers and is now the Oregon State record holder for receptions in a career with 224.[15]

RosterEdit

2012 Oregon State Beavers Football

Quarterbacks

  •  4 Sean Mannion – Sophomore
  •  5 Richie Harrington – Redshirt Freshman
  • 14 Cody Vaz – Junior
  • 17 Jack Lomax – Junior

Running Backs

  • 19 Jovan Stevenson – Junior
  • 24 Storm Woods – Redshirt Freshman
  • 28 Terron Ward – Sophomore
  • 30 Malcolm Agnew – Sophomore
  • 34 Jordan Jenkins – Senior

Fullbacks

  • 33 Tyler Anderson – Sophomore
  • 42 Clayton York – Senior
  • 49 Michael Balfour – Redshirt Freshman

Wide Receivers

  • 2 Markus Wheaton – Senior
  • 6 Kramer Ferrell – Redshirt Freshman
  • 7 Brandin Cooks – Sophomore
  • 8 Richard Mullaney – Redshirt Freshman
  • 9 Tyler Trosin – Redshirt Freshman
  • 18 Geno Munoz – Senior
  • 21 Mitch Singler – Junior
  • 23 Jordan Bishop – Senior
  • 37 Jeff Bedbury – Sophomore
  • 40 Garrett Hall – Junior
  • 81 Micah Hatfield – Junior
  • 84 Kevin Cummings – Junior
  • 86 Obum Gwacham – Sophomore

Tight Ends

  • 82 Colby Prince – Senior
  • 83 Kellen Clute – Redshirt Freshman
  • 85 Austin Slade-Matautia – Redshirt Freshman
  • 87 Noa Aluesi – Freshman
  • 88 Tyler Perry – Sophomore
  • 89 Connor Hamlett – Sophomore

Offensive Guards

  • 65 Roman Sapolu – Sophomore C
  • 69 Josh Andrews – Junior

Offensive Linemen

  • 51 Michael Beaton – Sophomore
  • 56 Isaac Seumalo – Freshman
  • 63 Justin Addie  – Redshirt Freshman
  • 67 Jake Welch – Redshirt Freshman
  • 71 Grant Enger – Junior
  • 73 David Vieru  – Redshirt Freshman
  • 75 Derek Nielsen – Sophomore

Offensive Tackles

Defensive Tackles

  • 49 Andrew Seumalo – Senior
  • 54 Brandon Bennett-Jackson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 79 Joe Lopez – Sophomore
  • 90 Ali'i Robins – Redshirt Freshman
  • 97 Mana Tuivailala – Sophomore
  • 98 Castro Masaniai – Senior
  • 99 John Braun – Junior

Defensive Ends

  • 45 Dylan Wynn – Sophomore
  • 56 Rusty Fernando – Senior
  • 59 Lavonte Barnett – Redshirt Freshman
  • 60 Akeem Gonzales – Redshirt Freshman'
  • 68 Desmond Collins – Redshirt Freshman
  • 78 Rudolf Fifita – Senior
  • 93 Mana Rosa – Junior
  • 94 Devon Krell – Junior
  • 95 Scott Crichton – Sophomore
  • 99 Blake Harra  – Redshirt Junior

Linebackers

  • 4 D.J. Welch – Sophomore
  • 13 Rueben Robinson – Senior
  • 39 Kyle Egan – Sophomore
  • 40 Michael Doctor – Junior
  • 41 Feti Taumoepeau – Senior
  • 44 Jabral Johnson – Sophomore
  • 46 Shiloah Te'o – Senior
  • 47 Josh Williams – Sophomore
  • 48 Jaswha James – Redshirt Freshman
  • 51 Charlie Gilmur – Junior
  • 53 Kyle Gardner – Redshirt Freshman
  • 55 Shaydon Akuna – Sophomore

Cornerbacks

  •  6 Sean Martin – Junior
  • 14 Jordan Poyer – Senior
  • 15 Larry Scott – Redshirt Freshman
  • 16 Rashaad Reynolds – Junior
  • 20 Keynan Parker – Senior
  • 21 Ryan Handford – Senior
  • 22 Malcolm Marable – Sophomore
  • 23 Mishawn Cummings – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 27 Naji Patrick – Redshirt Freshman
  • 32 Danny Evans – Senior
  • 38 Brian Watkins – Senior

Safeties

  •  3 Anthony Watkins – Senior
  •  8 Tyrequek Zimmerman – Sophomore
  •  9 Peter Ashton – Redshirt Freshman
  • 25 Ryan Murphy – Sophomore
  • 29 Will Storey – Redshirt Freshman
  • 30 Zeke Sanders – Junior
  • 37 Micah Audiss – Redshirt Freshman

Long Snappers

  • 52 Troy Whalen  – Redshirt Freshman
  • 58 Michael Morovick – Sophomore

Place Kickers

  • 12 Trevor Romaine – Sophomore
  • 18 Max Johnso – Sophomore
  • -- Andrew Mikkelsen – Freshman

Punters

  • 26 Tim McMullen – Redshirt Junior
  • 48 Keith Kostol – Sophomore

Sources: 2012 Oregon State Beaver Football Roster

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP NR NR NR RV 18 14 10 8 7 13 13 15 16 16 15 20

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Coaches' NR NR NR RV 21 17 14 11 9 13 12 17 17 17 14 19

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Harris Not released 12 10 8 13 12 16 15 15 15

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BCS Not released 8 7 11 11 16 15 15 13

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Notes". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. October 13, 2012. http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/101312aae.html. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  2. "Oregon State 2012 Football Schedule". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. Archived from the original on January 5, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120105112113/http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/orst-m-footbl-sched.html. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  3. Associated Press (August 30, 2012). "Oregon State, Nicholls State postpone football opener because of Hurricane Isaac". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/oregon-state-nicholls-state-postpone-football-opener-because-of-hurricane-isaac/2012/08/30/09f12c80-f25a-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  4. "Update – Saturday's Football Opener Postponed". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. August 29, 2012. http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/082912aaa.html. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20121119103703/http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mannion_sean00.html. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hunt, John (September 30, 2012). "More Notes from Oregon State's 38–35 Win Over Arizona". The Oregonian (Portland). http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2012/09/more_notes_from_oregon_states.html#incart_river. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  7. "Oregon State at Arizona Post-Game Notes". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. September 29, 2012. http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/093012aac.html. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  8. "Sellout!". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. October 5, 2012. http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/100512aaa.html. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 "Oregon State-Washington State Post-Game Notes". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. October 6, 2012. http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/100612aaa.html. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  10. "No. 8 This Week". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. October 14, 2012. http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/101412aab.html. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Oregon State Post-Game Notes". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. October 20, 2012. http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/102112aai.html. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  12. "Oregon State-Arizona State Post-Game Notes". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. November 3, 2012. http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/110412aaa.html. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Oregon State vs. California Post-Game Notes". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. November 17, 2012. http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/111812aab.html. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  14. "No. 16 Oregon State Falls To No. 5". Oregon State University Official Athletic Site. November 24, 2012. http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/112412aab.html. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 "Archived copy". http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/120112aaa.html.
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