Top Ten Showdown


Storming in at 4-0 with a #10 ranking, the Beavers of Oregon State are off to their best start since 2001. Quarterback Riley Nelson knows that it’s not a fluke.

“They’ve obviously improved and gotten better. We feel the same thing; even though we lost a couple close games in tough venues, we feel like we’re a much improved team. So, it’ll be a fun game. It’s a great opportunity for us to play on a national spotlight against a top ranked team in homecoming,” said Nelson.

BYU is 4-2 so far on the year. Their two losses have come by a combined total of four points.

Winning against Oregon State last year in Corvallis proved to be a simple task. The Cougars walked away with a 38-28 victory.

This year brings BYU with a 5th ranked defense, but to come out on top, the Cougars are going to need to get the chains moving as well.

“All we have to do is come out fast. If we come out fast, our motives and our mojo start going. Our flow starts really going. So if we start out fast, I think that we’ll really improve a lot,” said Freshman Jamaal Williams.

The last time that BYU defeated a ranked opponent was when they played the #18 Beavers in the 2009 Las Vegas Bowl. The Cougars are looking to change that with a win tomorrow.

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