Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Anthony Gould (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Washington State Cougars at Reser Stadium Oct. 15, 2022, in Corvallis.

The Pac-12 football schedules for the 2023 season were released Wednesday morning, as Oregon State will try to build on its 10-3 record this past fall. 

The Beavers finished the season ranked No. 17 in the AP poll, their highest final ranking since 2000.

Below is a look at Oregon State’s schedule, including a way-too-early prediction for each contest. Their off week is the week of Oct. 21. 

Game 1: at San Jose State (Sept. 2)

About the game: San Jose State went 7-5 this past season, but that included a 6-0 record at home. They were far better at Spartan Stadium than they were on the road, and this game is at Spartan Stadium. Also, the Beavers likely will be starting a new quarterback for the first time, whether it be DJ Uiagalelei or Aidan Chiles. All that said, expect Oregon State to win fairly easily. 

Where: Spartan Stadium, San Jose, California

Prediction: Oregon State 35, San Jose State 17

Game 2: vs. UC Davis (Sept. 9)

About the game: UC Davis went 6-5 last season, including 2-4 on the road. They faced one Pac-12 opponent, at Cal, and lost 34-13. UC Davis is coached by former Willamette coach Dan Hawkins. Expect the Beavers to roll in the home opener. 

Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis

Prediction: Oregon State 58, UC Davis 13

Game 3: vs. San Diego State (Sept. 16)

About the game: San Diego State went 7-6, and lost the Hawaii Bowl to Middle Tennessee 25-23. They went 2-3 on the road. They faced two Pac-12 opponents, home against Arizona and at Utah, and lost both games, 38-20 and 35-7, respectively. 

Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis

Prediction: Oregon State 42, San Diego State 20

Game 4: at Washington State (Sept. 23)

Oregon State Beavers linebacker Riley Sharp strip sacks the ball from Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward (1) during the third quarter at Reser Stadium at Oregon State University in Corvallis on Oct. 15, 2022.

About the game: The Cougars went 7-6 last season, but struggled after a 4-1 start. Washington State lost the LA Bowl 29-6 to Fresno State and went 4-3 at home. Oregon State beat the Cougars 24-10 last season at Reser Stadium. This time in Pullman, expect a closer game, but still an edge to the Beavers. 

Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington

Prediction: Oregon State 27, Washington State 24

Game 5: vs. Utah (Sept. 29)

About the game: Utah is the two-time defending Pac-12 champion. The Utes went 10-4 last season and beat the Beavers 42-16 in Salt Lake City. Utah was 3-3 on the road, and this time Oregon State gets them at Reser Stadium. Expect a close game with the edge going to the Beavers. 

Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis

Prediction: Oregon State 24, Utah 20

Game 6: at California (Oct. 7)

About the game: The Bears went 4-8 last season, including 4-3 at home. But they ended the season losing seven of their last eight games. Oregon State beat Cal 38-10 last season in Corvallis. Expect this game to be closer throughout, but with the Beavers pulling away late. 

Where: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California

Prediction: Oregon State 24, California 13

Game 7: vs. UCLA (Oct. 14)

About the game: The Bruins went 9-4 last season, but struggled down the stretch, losing three of their last four games. They didn’t face the Beavers. UCLA will likely start five-star Dante Moore at quarterback. He’s talented, but he’ll be a true freshman. Expect it to be a high-scoring game, with the edge to Oregon State. 

Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis

Prediction: Oregon State 37, UCLA 33

Game 8: at Arizona (Oct. 28)

About the game: The Wildcats return a veteran starting quarterback in Jayden DeLaura. Arizona went 5-7, but looked impressive in a 34-28 win against UCLA and 45-37 loss to USC. Expect a high-scoring game in the desert, with a slight advantage to Arizona. 

Where: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona

Prediction: Arizona 34, Oregon State 30

Game 9: at Colorado (Nov. 4)

Colorado tight end Brady Russell (38) collides with Oregon State defensive back Rejzohn Wright (2) during the second quarter at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022.

About the game: The Buffaloes went 1-11 last season, and they lost 42-9 at Oregon State. But with Deion Sanders running the show now, nobody knows what to expect. But it’ll likely take a couple years to really turnaround a 1-11 team. Expect a tight game, with the edge going to the Beavers on the road. 

Where: Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado

Prediction: Oregon State 28, Colorado 27

Game 10: vs. Stanford (Nov. 11)

About the game: Stanford went 3-9 last season, including 1-5 on the road with a win at Notre Dame. Oregon State edged Stanford 28-27 on the road. Stanford is going through big changes with longtime coach David Shaw resigning, and Troy Taylor taking over. Expect the Beavers to win easily at home. 

Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis

Prediction: Oregon State 35, Stanford 17

Game 11: vs. Washington (Nov. 18)

About the game: The Huskies went 11-2 this past season, beating Texas 27-20 in the Alamo Bowl. Washington was 3-2 on the road. The Huskies narrowly beat Oregon State at Husky Stadium. This time, expect another close game in Corvallis, with a slight edge going to the Beavers. 

Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis

Prediction: Oregon State 34, Washington 28

Game 12: at Oregon (Nov. 24)

Oregon quarterback Bo Nix looks to pass as the No. 9 Oregon Ducks take on the No. 21 Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.

About the game: The Ducks went 10-3 this past season, including 5-1 at home, with the only loss coming to Washington 37-34. Oregon State beat Oregon this past season 38-34 at Reser Stadium in a big comeback. Expect another close game, this time in Eugene, with the slight edge going to the Ducks. 

Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene

Prediction: Oregon 35, Oregon State 31

Statesman Journal reporter Pete Martini covers college and high school sports. He can be reached at pmartini@StatesmanJournal.com.

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