The Oregon State Beavers, fully equipped with the Rodgers brothers, have been eying the Pac-10 crown for years. After narrowly missing the Rose Bowl with a loss to Oregon in the Civil War game, they are poised to have a huge 2010 season—that is, if they can get through their unfavorable schedule.
OSU's opening game is against the BCS buster TCU Horned Frogs (No. 4) in Cowboys Stadium, a game that will likely set the tone for the season for both teams. The Beavers will then play the Louisville Cardinals at home after a bye week, only to hit the road again to play the Fiesta Bowl champion Boise State Broncos (No. 6) in Boise.
Then it's time to enter conference play, where home games in 2010 will help the Beavers a little, playing Arizona State, California, Washington State, USC (No. 8), and Oregon (No. 10) at home.
Conference road games consist of at Arizona (No. 25), Washington, UCLA, and Stanford.