Beavers Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Jonathan Smith

Team Mascot: Benny Beaver

Year Opened: 1953

Capacity: 35548

City / State: Corvallis / Oregon

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Civil War

Rival Team: Oregon Ducks

University of Oregon is Oregon State’s fiercest rival as the proximity between the two campuses means many make the trip from Eugene to Corvallis and vice versa. The rivalry is also one of the oldest in college football as the teams have met 114 times since 1894. The winner of each year's matchup takes home the Platypus Trophy, which was lost for 40 years until it was found in 2005. Oregon holds a 60-46-2 series lead, but the Beavers will do their best to turn things around next time they meet.

Northwest Championship

Rival Team: Washington Huskies

Oregon State has a long-running rivalry with both the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars. They proximity of Oregon to Washington means fans from these two schools always who make the trip to Corvallis in masse. The Beavers have been playing the Huskies since 1897 and the Cougars since 1903. Initiated in 1900, the Oregon State and Washington rivalry predates the first Apple Cup as well as Oregon and Washington games. Former Huskies coach Rick Neuheisel named the rivalry “Northwest Championship” to describe this four-team competition in the 2002 season.

Beavers Tailgate Guide


Oregon State has a great tailgate atmosphere, and all you need to do to join in on the action is park your car or RV and set up your party. You can bring a TV, a grill, and games and you’ll make friends with your tailgating neighbors fast. With an abundance of parking lots in various areas near the stadium, it turns Corvallis into Beavers fan territory before every home game. At games you can see alumni, longtime fans, parents, and students all having a great time as they prepare to cheer on the Beavers.

If coming to the game with your family one of the more family-friendly options is Fan Fest. At Fan Fest, you’ll find activities for kids and a pregame show that takes place 3 hours before kickoff. The OSU Alumni Center is also a great pre-game destination that offers food and drinks before the game. After grabbing a few drinks at the Alumni Center feel free to head on over to the Beaver Walk where you can see the team and coaching staff parade through Fan Fest.

Whether you set up a wild tailgate party of your own or are looking for something a little more low-key Oregon State has you covered as you’ll surely have a great time tailgating before a Beavers home game.


Beaver Walk

Two hours before the game, the team and coaching staff are dropped off at 30th St. and Ralph Miller Dr. They walk past the Truax Indoor Center to their locker room accompanied by the band, cheerleaders, and mascot. It’s a tradition that can’t be missed., so make sure to check it out during your visit to Corvallis.

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Glowing Football

Located outside the east entrance this wireframe sculpture features a football that is made out of Xs and triangles. This sculpture is a great meeting spot as it welcomes everyone to Reser Stadium.

Touchdown Tailgate Zone

At the Truax Indoor Center, this event opens three hours before kickoff and features a wide variety of local and regional food as well as beer and wine. The tailgate also has TVs with games from across the country, games in the Miller Lite area, and a chance to win door prizes. The OSU cheerleaders, dance team, and band perform as well.

CH2M Alumni Center Tailgater

For those who are life members of the OSU Alumni Association or part of the Orange and Black Club, there is a VIP tailgate experience every game day at the CH2M Alumni Center. It starts three hours before the game (no earlier than 10 am) and is free for members. It features wine, beer, and a buffet for purchase as well as a VIP room and big screen TVs.

Where to tailgate

Beavers Stadium Guide

In Game

Reser Stadium’s smaller capacity creates a packed stadium filled with many loyal fans. These fans create a lot of noise making it one of the more challenging places for opposing teams to play. The seats at Reser Stadium are some closest to the field in all of college football, so no matter where you sit you’ll get the feeling that you’re part of the action. Oregon State fans are very passionate in their support of the Beavers and remain standing throughout the game no matter how bad the weather or what the score, so come prepared to stand and shout from kickoff until the final whistle.

Oregon State students are extremely close to the field as they are seated directly behind the Beavers’ bench along the east sidelines. The student’s section’s closeness to the field and the fact that it wraps halfway around the stadium means the noise produced by the Oregon state student section rivals that of even the largest and most successful collegiate football programs. If sitting or should I say standing in the student section come prepared to cheer loudly and often as you will the Beavers to victory.

It’s not just the students who create an incredible atmosphere at an Oregon State, but the alumni and local fans as well. Corvallis is the quintessential college town, which means the entire town shuts down on a Beaver football game day. Join in the community as they cheer on their Beavers to victory by attending an OSU football game where you’ll surely have a great time.

Things to check out

Ironman Statue

This statue on the east side of the stadium pays tribute to the legendary Ironman team from 1933, which featured only eleven players. Make sure to take a picture with this statue to remember one of the best teams in the program’s history.

Club Seat

If you can spend some extra money on your ticket, the club seats are worth it. Not only do you get to sit in a covered seat and have access to the climate-controlled Club to combat unpredictable Oregon weather, but you also get to enjoy alcoholic beverages during the game. There’s also 10 plasma TVs to watch and a small arcade, which will keep you more than entertained throughout the game.

The Spirit and Sound of OSU

The Spirit and Sound of OSU is the official marching band of Oregon State University and have been performing since 1890 making them the oldest marching band in the Pac-12. The OSU band puts on an excellent show performing many fan favorites including “Hail to OSU,” “Carry Me Back to OSU,” “Beer Barrel Polka,” and “Land of 1000 Dances.”

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Benny Beaver

Benny Beaver has been the official Oregon State mascot since the early 1940s. He entertains fans young and old on the sideline during the game. He has even gained national recognition having won the 2011 Capital One Mascot of the Year write-in campaign and was also named to the Capital One All-American Mascot Team in 2012.

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Fight Songs

  1. Hail to Old OSU

    OSU’s fight song written by Harold A. Wilkins in 1914. It’s mostly performed at football and basketball games. “Hail to OSU” really pumps up the crowd and gives the team the extra boost necessary to take down the opposition.

    Here we come with a toast and song  

    for the college up on the hill,

    We love its shady slopes and trees,  

    Its mem’ries cheer and thrill;

    But fondest thoughts when the years have run,  

    Will be of teams and vict’ries won,  

    Each man a loyal son, Hail to old O.A.C.



    O.A.C., our hats are off to you,  

    Beavers, Beavers, fighters thru and thru,

    We’ll cheer for ev’ry man,  

    We’ll root for ev’ry stand,  

    that’s made for old O.A.C.

    Watch our team go tearing down the field,  

    Men of iron, their strength will never yield.

    Hail! Hail! Hail! Hail!  

    Hail to old O.A.C.


    We’ll rout hard for the baseball star  

    who can knock out a long home run,

    And cheer the man who kicks the goal,  

    That means the game is won;

    But mem’ries best in our Hall of Fame,  

    Are for the man who’s always game,  

    Win, lose, fights just the same,  

    All for old O.A.C.

    (Repeat Chorus)

  2. Carry Me Back to OSU

    Within a vale of western mountains,

    There’s a college we hold dear.

    Her shady slopes and fountains

    Oft to me appear.

    I love to wander on the pathway

    Down to the Trysting Tree,

    For there again I see in fancy,

    Old friends dear to me.



    Carry me back to OSU,

    Back to her vine-clad halls;

    Thus fondly ever in my mem’ry

    Alma Mater calls.

  3. Mighty Beavers of Oregon State

    Mighty Beavers we are proud to name you,
    Orange and Black are the colors we proudly hail.
    Beavers are never down.
    Beavers will win the crown of victory.

    Fighting Staters always show their courage.
    Honor and to our college we’ll bring today.
    Beavers ever, we’ll always have
    the best in the West of our O.S.C..

  4. Beer Barrel Polka

    There’s a garden, what a garden
    Only happy faces bloom there
    And there’s never any room there
    For a worry or a gloom there
    Oh there’s music and there’s dancing
    And a lot of sweet romancing
    When they play the polka
    They all get in the swing
    Every time they hear that oom-pa-pa
    Everybody feels so tra-la-la
    They want to throw their cares away
    They all go lah-de-ah-de-ay
    Then they hear a rumble on the floor, the floor
    It’s the big surprise they’re waiting for
    And all the couples form a ring
    For miles around you’ll hear them sing…
    Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun
    Roll out the barrel, we’ve got the blues on the run
    Zing boom tararrel, ring out a song of good cheer
    Now’s the time to roll the barrel, for the gang’s all here
    Da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da
    Then they hear a rumble on the floor-or-or-or
    It’s the big surprise they’re waiting for
    And all the couples they form a ring
    For miles around you’ll hear them sing
    Drree mopado theedo da-da-da-da
    Roll it out, roll it out, roll out the barrel
    Da-da-da da-da da-da da-da-da-da-da
    Sing a song of good cheer
    ‘Cause the whole gang is here
    Roll it out, roll it out
    Let’s do the beer barrel polka

  5. Land of 1000 Dances

    One, two, three
    One, two, three
    Ow! Uh! Alright! Uh!

    Got to know how to Pony
    Like Bony Moronie
    Mash Potato
    Do The Alligator
    Put your hand on your hips, yeah
    Let your backbone slip
    Do the Watusi
    Like my little Lucy

    Ow! Uh!
    Na, na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na
    Need somebody help me say it one time!
    Na, na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na

    You know I feel alright?
    Feel pretty good, y’all

    Na, na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na
    C’mon y’all, let’s say it one mo’ time!
    Na, na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na na-na
    Na-na na-na


    Dancin’ in the alley
    With Long Tall Sally
    Twistin’ with Lucy
    Doin’ the Watusi
    Roll over on your back
    I like it like that
    Do that Jerk, oh
    Watch me work, y’all

    Ow! Do it!
    Wow! Do it!
    Watch me do it
    Ohh, help me!
    Ohh, help me!
    Ohh, help me!
    Ohh, help me!

Beavers Bars & Restaurants

  1. Downward Dog – Campus

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    Welcome to 101 where the beer flows through ice taps, the cocktails feature innovative infusions and the food and wine highlight the heart of the valley.

    2305 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA


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    american - $$

  2. Tommy’s 4th Street Bar & Grill


    Straightforward option serving American standards, including breakfast fare, plus cocktails.

    350 SW 4th St, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Harrison Bar & Grill


    All-day pub offering morning-to-late-night menus, plus live entertainment, in a laid-back setting.

    550 NW Harrison Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  4. Crowbar

    Hoops Food and Spirits Cocktails Stringtown Bar and Grill Cocktails Halftime Sports Pub Cocktails Irish Mikes Old Town Pub Cocktails Aggie's Sports Bar Cocktails JAMZ Bar and Grill Cocktails

    We chop our veggies fresh daily and mix our Dream dough, pizza sauces and salad dressing from scratch, sourcing locally when possible.

    214 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  5. Tom’s Peacock Bar & Grill

    Peacock bar and Grill spaghetti

    Enduring sports bar with burgers & other grub all day, plus pool tables, a dance floor & live music.

    125 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Clodfelter’s

    Clodfelters Public House

    Focuses on bringing our customers the best burgers in town, the finest micro brews and an exciting atmosphere!

    1501 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Bomb’s Away

    Bombs Away Cafe

    Serving Southwestern fare with a Northwest twist, we consistently deliver excellent food, made with local ingredients, at affordable prices.

    2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - mexican - $$

  8. Baguette

    Spring Rolls

    Simple cafe with a laid-back vibe & classic menu of banh mi, with vegan options & salad rolls.

    121 SW 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $

  9. Laughing Planet Cafe

    Laughing Planet

    The Laughing Planet approach to food is simple and straightforward and looks like this: get the food from the farm to your plate as quickly as possible, and in the least complicated way.

    127 NW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Broken Yolk

    Broken Yolk

    Casual eatery with free WiFi & a children's playground serving cocktails & all-day breakfast.

    119 SW 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  11. TOGO’S Sandwiches


    Counter-service chain offering made-to-order hot & cold sandwiches in straightforward surroundings.

    2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  12. McMenamins on Monroe


    Head across the street to grab one of McMenamins' signature burgers (and maybe a quick pint of Hammerhead — we won't tell anyone)

    2001 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. La Rockita Downtown


    Mexican staples served in an easygoing setup featuring a full bar with beer on tap & sidewalk seats.

    370 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  14. Squirrels Tavern

    Squirrels Tavern

    Casual gathering place featuring wood-paneled walls, billiards & bar bites such as burgers & nachos.

    100 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  15. Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery

    Block 15 beer

    Laid-back brewpub crafting beers including lagers & IPAs plus serving sandwiches & pasta.

    300 SW Jefferson Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. American Dream Pizza

    American Dream

    We chop our veggies fresh daily, and mix our Dream dough, pizza sauces and salad dressing from scratch, sourcing locally when possible.

    2525 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  17. Local Boyz Hawaiian Café

    Local Boyz

    This easygoing counter-serve offers traditional Hawaiian dishes such as sweet shoyu chicken..

    1425 NW Monroe Ave i, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA


    Bar website

    american - $