The Oregon State Beavers are coming off a very rough loss against the Utah Utes. They'll return to Corvallis on Saturday for another Pac-12 divisional matchup, but things don't look any easier against the nationally-ranked No. 4 Stanford Cardinal.
The Cardinal, helmed by Heisman front-runner Andrew Luck, is coming off a hard-fought triple-overtime win against USC and is favored against OSU by a whopping 21 points. Head coach Mike Riley makes no bones about how tough this game is going to be, according to Paul Buker of the Oregonian.
Riley stated that it would take a "monumental effort" on the part of the Beavers to pull off the upset win. A 21-point line certainly looks monumental, considering that OSU was only able to score eight points in their loss to the Utes. Riley was asked if it would be difficult to slow Stanford, and he laughed out loud. "We’re going to have to do a great job and that’s probably understating it,’’he said.
It looks like this game will be an uphill battle for Oregon State before it even begins.
Want to discuss Oregon State's chances against Stanford? You can connect with other Beavers fans at Building The Dam.