Beaver Fans Join Football Team in California for Jimmy Kimmel L.A. Bowl

Georgina Paez, Print Contributor

If there is one thing that makes Oregon State University stand out as a D1 University, it’s the constant support and love given by the fans, also known as Beaver Nation.

And as the Beavers traveled to L.A. this Saturday to play against the Utah State Aggies, the fans rallied and came down to support their football team.

When asked about what it meant to see the Beavers play at a bowl game live in L.A., they expressed their excitement and overall joy to be there: “It’s great! It’s been way too long since they’ve been in a bowl game, so it’s really exciting to see,” said one fan. ‘It’s super awesome, especially since we haven’t been to a bowl game in eight years” said another fan with his group of best friends alongside him. “We all said if we made a bowl game this year, we’re definitely going to make our way down to it. And just being in L.A. is super nice and very generous of SoFi stadium to host us.”

Another thing these fans are looking forward to seeing are their favorite players from the football team playing in an NFL stadium.

“Definitely excited to see B.J. Baylor, hopefully he has a good game and the quarterback Chance Nolan as well,” said one fan. A different fan stated how his favorite player was Long Snapper, Dylan Black: “I’ve always loved the scrappy underdogs, and I always watch him during warm ups and I love seeing how he puts in a ton of effort and has always admired him.”

Many fans also mentioned how excited they were to be here for the sole reason that they saw current Oregon State Head Coach John Smith play as quarterback in the Fiesta Bowl back in 2001. They expressed their admiration and love for Coach Smith and believed Oregon State would turn out victorious because of how Coach Smith’s journey has come full circle.

Be sure to tune into KBVR FM 88.7 to listen to our very own Andres De Los Santos and Ben Pahl broadcast the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl between the Oregon State Beavers and the Utah State University Aggies, today at 4:30 p.m.

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