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.

     

    CHORUS:

    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.

     

    (Chorus)

    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

    Wow!
    Ow!
    Uh!
    You know I feel alright?
    Hah!
    Feel pretty good, y’all
    Uh-hah!

    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

    Ohh!

    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!

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