7:52 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014

Oregon State at Stanford: Can Beavers bounce back from Utah loss to grind out big road win?

The Beavers and Cardinal are both coming off losses. Both teams boast strong defense. And both teams have struggled on offense.

On paper, Beavers and Cardinal relatively even: Oregon State-Stanford position comparison

Curious how Oregon State stacks up with Stanford? Here is a position-by-position look at the two teams.

Oregon State Beavers quarterback Sean Mannion enters second half of strange season on verge of Pac-12 passing record

Mannion is on the verge of becoming the Pac-12's all-time leading passer — 316 yards against a stiff Stanford pass defense would break the record — yet is not exactly barreling toward that mark. He's got the lowest passer rating amongst starters in the Pac-12 at 129.90, a stat sometimes a result of his play but often a product of an inexperienced receiving corps and an offensive line with troubles keeping Mannion upright.

Live chat starting at noon: How do the Oregon State Beavers and Stanford Cardinal score touchdowns Saturday?

By now, you know both defenses are great and both offenses has struggled. We've poked fun at the 13-point spread by asking if either team will reach two touchdowns. I put the total over/under on trips to the end zone at three earlier in the week. So how about some predictions. Who gets into the end zone Saturday, and how?

Oregon State Beavers first-half position grades

Here are our first-half position grades for the Beavers. Click through the photos, read the captions and share your own grades in the comments below.

Beavers, Stanford similar in numbers: Oregon State rundown

The Beavers and Cardinal have many statistical similarities this season.

Oregon State Beavers practice report: Storm Woods questionable to play against Stanford, Mike Riley says

"I'm not sure about Storm," Riley said. "Just gonna be careful. I'm gonna talk to the doctor and the trainer and see how he is tomorrow. He's looked good. There's nothing that is really alarming to me, but I just don't know."

Stanford beat writer says Cardinal 'could unravel' with loss to Oregon State Beavers: Opponent's take

The Oregonian caught up with Jon Wilner, who covers Stanford for the San Jose Mercury News.

Episode 9 of The Oregonian's Beaver Banter podcast: Reporters Gina Mizell and Ken Goe discuss Stanford game

On Episode 9 of The Oregonian's Beaver Banter podcast, reporters Gina Mizell and Ken Goe (pinch-hitting for Connor Letourneau, who is at Pac-12 basketball media days) discuss Oregon State's upcoming contest against Stanford.

Q&A with Oregon State Beavers safety Justin Strong, the redshirt freshman who doesn't feel like a freshman

"I have a lot of respect for that kid," Beavers senior DL Dylan Wynn says of Justin Strong. "He's stepped up and really been thriving on our defense."

Justin Strong follows brother Victor Butler to become early contributor for Oregon State Beavers

These days, Strong isn't just living the college football life. He's living the OSU football life, following his older brother, Victor Butler, to become a Beaver. And Strong has been OSU's most impactful redshirt freshman so far in 2014, squeezing into nickel packages as part of a defense dominated by veterans.

Beat reporters Connor Letourneau, Tyson Alger analyze Pac-12 hoops storylines: Roundtable

Alger and Letourneau, fresh off Thursday's Pac-12 Media Day, broke down the state of the conference — particularly the teams they cover — in The Oregonian's first college hoops roundtable of the year.
5 things to watch from Oregon State Beavers against Stanford

5 things to watch from Oregon State Beavers against Stanford

Oregon State (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) will try to rebound from last week's double-overtime loss to Utah on Saturday against Stanford (4-3, 2-2). Here are the five storylines beat reporter Connor Letourneau will track when the Beavers face the Cardinal.
In rebuilding Oregon State Beavers, Wayne Tinkle plans to emulate Utah

In rebuilding Oregon State Beavers, Wayne Tinkle plans to emulate Utah

Tinkle is staring down a situation at OSU similar to the one former college teammate Larry Krystkowiak grappled with in Salt Lake City three years ago.

At Pac-12 Media Day, Wayne Tinkle offers insight into long-term plan for Oregon State Beavers

Tinkle said players have been "starving a little bit for the fundamental things we talk about."

Beavers Player News

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    Victor Bolden

    Victor Bolden Working His Way Back

  • Kyle Peko

    Kyle Peko

    Oregon State Beavers practice report: Offense braves rain at Reser Stadium

  • Luke Hollingsworth

    Luke Hollingsworth

    Utah goes with all white uniforms: Beavers-Utes pregame notes

  • Xavier Hawkins

    Xavier Hawkins

    Brent Brennan hopes to expand Xavier Hawkins' role with Oregon State Beavers

  • Caleb Smith

    Caleb Smith

    In 36-31 win over Colorado, Caleb Smith capitalizes on physical gifts for Oregon State Beavers