Huskies vs. Beavers Game Preview and Predictions

Washington (5-4, 2-4) vs. Oregon State (4-4, 3-2)

Friday, November 8th @ 7:30 p.m. PT

Reser Stadium (Corvallis, Oregon)

Line: Washington -10.0


Radio: KOMO AM-1000/FM-97.7


The Washington Huskies will face off against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium, as they look to get back in the winning column.

During their last game, the Huskies couldn’t hold off a second half surge and lost a 33-28 heartbreaking loss to the #9 Utah Utes.

This week, the Huskies are facing an opponent who is on a current two-game winning streak, after beating the Arizona Wildcats 56-38 on the road. So far this season, Oregon State is 3-2 in Pac-12 conference play, which is currently good enough for the second spot in the Pac-12 North Division.

“I’m glad we are playing on a short week. I want to get back out there and play,” Washington head coach Chris Petersen said about their contest against Oregon State.

Last season, the Huskies beat the Beavers 42-23 at Husky Stadium, which marked Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith‘s first season.

Defensively, the Huskies will have to find a way to play sound defense against the Beavers, when they get down to the red zone.

Offensively, the Beavers will have to continue to convert on their red zone attempts and control the time of possession.

Something has to give, in this contest between the surging Beavers offense and the “young and hungry” Huskies defense.


QB – Jacob Eason

The junior quarterback transferred from Georgia a couple years ago and possesses one of the strongest arms in the nation for any quarterback.  His ability to fit balls into tight passing windows is what makes Eason a threat at all times when the Huskies have the ball.

DB – Myles Bryant

The senior defensive back was converted to safety during the offseason.  He is the unquestioned heart and soul of the Husky defense.  He was named to the preseason All-Pac-12 first team and was also named to the preseason watch lists for the Nagurski, Thorpe and Bednarik awards.

TE – Hunter Bryant

The junior tight end was named to the preseason All-Pac-12 second team.  He was also named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award.  Bryant is a mismatch nightmare for opposing defenses, with his ability to catch the ball and his physical blocking ability.


QB – Jake Luton

Redshirt senior Jake Luton enters 2019 with 12 career games played at Oregon State, including nine starts. He has completed 223-of-359 passes attempted for 2,513 yards and 14 touchdowns.  Luton gained a sixth-year by the NCAA in January 2019.

WR – Isaiah Hodgins

Junior Isaiah Hodgins entered the season on the Biletnikoff Award watch list.  He has a career-best 895 receiving yards on the season, which ranks first in the Pac-12 and sixth nationally. Hodgins ranks seventh nationally with 111.9 yards per game.

OLB – Hamilcar Rashed Jr.

Redshirt junior Hamilcar Rashed Jr. leads the nation with 17.5 tackles for loss and is tied for second with 12 sacks.  He is the only player in the Pac-12 to record at least one tackle for loss, in every one of his team’s games.



– Washington holds a 65-34-4 record in the all-time series against Oregon State, having won seven in a row, the 23 of the last 31 meetings and 33 of the last 42, dating back to 1975.

– Washington is fourth in the nation in net punting (43.38), having allowed just one touchback and only seven punt return yards all year.

– Through nine games, Washington has outscored opponents 104-13 in the first quarter.

– Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith was the offensive coordinator at Washington from 2014-17.

– The Beavers have won two consecutive games for the first time since 2016, when OSU ended the season with wins over Arizona and Oregon.

– The Beavers’ 56 points marked their most ever in a conference road game and were just three shy for the most away from home against any opponent. OSU’s 59 at Hawai’i in 1976 remains the road standard.


Tysen Allumbaugh [“Dawg Thoughts” Show Host] (5-3)

This game became a whole lot more interesting after last week’s result. I’m not talking about Washington’s loss to Utah but rather Oregon State’s big win over Arizona in Tucson. The win put the Beavs at 4-4 in 2019 and 3-2(!) in PAC-12 play… Remember, the Huskies are 2-4 in PAC-12 games.

This is the world we live in.

Washington will win because they’re the better team, but we know nothing is guaranteed (particularly with this UW squad). OSU will keep it closer than we want, however, UW will pull away in the end.

Washington 35 – Oregon State 24

Jeff Wright (5-4)


Washington 34 – Oregon State 24


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