#18 Oregon State vs San Jose State Odds, and Picks (Sep 3)
- Oregon State had a breakout year in 2022, finishing with a record of 10-3.
- San Jose State had a solid season at 7-5, but lost in the Idaho Potato Bowl.
- These two teams last met on September 19, 2015, in a game Oregon State won 35-21.
The college football season has begun. Let’s preview the upcoming Oregon State vs San Jose State game.
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Oregon State capped off a stellar 2022 season with a dominant victory over Florida in the Las Vegas Bowl. After a decade of tumultuous play, the Beavers are finally improving. They finished the year ranked #17 in the country with a record of 10-3, their first 10-win season since 2006. Unfortunately, Oregon State finds themselves stranded in the Pac-2 for 2024, giving them another big reason to prove themselves in 2023.
San Jose State competed well against USC in Week 0, but ultimately couldn’t stop QB Caleb Williams. Giving up 56 points to the future #1-overall pick may have been expected, and the Spartans can focus on some positives from their own offense. WR Nick Nash had an incredible game, finishing with 6 catches for 89 yards and 3 TDs. San Jose State also had no turnovers, an impressive feat in a unbalanced matchup.
Originally, I had Oregon State winning this game by a good margin, and covering the spread easily. While I still have confidence in the Beavers, it was the Spartans performance against USC had that had me reconsidering my final prediction. It will be interesting to see how much of San Jose State’s offensive success was a result of USC’s abysmal defense. I’ll take Oregon State to win it, but only by 10-14 points.
- Oregon State 38, San Jose State 27 (SJSU +16.5)