In week two, the Oregon State Beavers upset No. 13 Wisconsin. It was a big win, but one that came at home against the obviously overrated Badgers.
Then they had a week off with their bye.
In week four, the Beavers toppled No. 19 UCLA on the road. Another big win, but their second on extra rest—their week one matchup against Nicholls State was postponed.
Finally on regular rest—and staring down the kind of fast paced team that had burned the Beavers in the past—OSU faced off with Arizona in week five.
They won again, moving to 3-0 on the season. It's the program's best start in over 10 years.
But with plenty of football left on the season, what makes these Beavers the real deal?
Well, I'm glad you asked.