OSU vs. Stanford: Game-day preview and traffic update

The OSU Football Team heads out of the locker room before their match up against Washington.

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Oregon State, which is coming off a 33-36 loss to Colorado, will play their fourth ranked opponent of the season. The team is currently last place in the Pac-12. Stanford, ranked no. 22 in the nation, is coming off a 49-7 victory over Oregon and is sitting in 2nd place in the Pac-12 South.

The Cardinal have been ranked in five out of the past seven meetings with the Beavers, ranking as high as No.6. 

Oregon State will be playing its second game since Gary Andersen’s resignation, and the Beavers are still looking for thier first Pac-12 win of the season, as well as first win under interim head coach Cory Hall. In their last game against Colorado, the Beavers racked up 569 yards of total offense and three touchdowns. The last time Oregon State had over 500 yards in a game? Last years’ 47-44 overtime

win over Cal.

Oregon State will look to carry its offensive momentum against a Stanford defense that has shown weakness, ranking 104th in the country in total defense. A player to watch for the Cardinal is linebacker Peter Kalambayi, who leads the country with nine sacks this year.

Oregon State will have to contain Stanford running back Bryce Love, who has rushed for 1,387 yards and 11 touchdowns through seven games this season. Love is thought to be one of the leading contenders for the Heisman, an award given to the best player in college football at the end of the season. 

The Beavers will be without wide receiver Seth Collins for the second straight game. Collins, who has only played in three games this season, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with an undisclosed illness. The university has stated that Collins’ illness is not related to his meningococcal disease diagnosis that sidelined him last year.


According to the university, due to the game, there are over 40,000 people expected to make their way to Corvallis Thursday evening, causing traffic delays and congestion. The university encourages students to use public transportation, bike, carpool or take shuttle buses to the game. The university has issued the following information and guidelines for managing the game-day crowd: 

• Parking flexibility: On Oct. 26, OSU commuter parking permit holders can park in any commuter zone (Zones A, B, C and D) on campus.  However, cars belonging to students in the orange lots must be removed by 1 p.m. that day.

• Instead of parking on campus that day, use the free parking lot at the Benton County Fairgrounds and travel back and forth to campus in a courtesy shuttle. The shuttle will run from 4:30 a.m. for three hours after the game ends.

• Campus residents with parking permits will have uninterrupted access to R Zone lots throughout the day and night on Oct. 26.

• OSU Beaver Bus shuttle service will operate from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 26.

• Public transit. We encourage students to use local transit to travel to and from campus. For details about routes and times of service, please see the Corvallis Transit System website

• Walk, bike or carpool to campus.

• Local taxis and ridesharing services provide other transportation options.

For further questions about which zones can or cannot be parked in go to the parking section on Oregon State’s website and look at the “Weekday

Game day” section.

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