By CARLON SCOTT
The BYU wrestling team squares off against 21st-ranked Oregon State at the Smith Fieldhouse tonight at 7 p.m.
The match will be the Cougars’ third straight against a ranked opponent, following last week’s matches against against No. 19 Oregon and No. 5 Arizona State. Saturday the Cougars go up against No. 7 Iowa State and Missouri.
“At least no one can accuse me of padding the schedule,” said coach Mark Schultz.
Schultz said the next few matches will give his team some valuable experience.
“There are going to be some great matches (with OSU),” he said. “Three of their best guys are going against three of our best guys.”
Sophomore Collin Robertson will face OSU’s Oscar Wood, ranked 14th, in a 142-pound match. Robertson is coming off an impressive comeback win against ASU.
Senior John Kelly should be given a clean bill of health after taking a nasty jolt to the head during Saturday’s match. Kelly is pitted against the Beavers’ 10th-ranked Jason Buce in the 118-pound class.
BYU Freshman Chris Miller is matched against OSU’s 11th-ranked Mat Orndorff in the heavyweight class.
Following tonight’s match, the team will leave for Aames, Iowa for the dual meet against Iowa State and Missouri. The Feb. 14 home meet against Boise State has been moved to Copper Hills High School in West Jordan. The 2 p.m. start time will remain the same.