Purdue-Oregon State Series Data
Oregon State leads 1-0-0 all-time.
Current Streak: Oregon State won the only previous meeting 22-14.
In West Lafayette: Oregon State leads 1-0
Noteworthy: The Beavers came to the Midwest on Oct. 21, 1967, and shocked the second-ranked Boilermakers 22-14 on Homecoming in the only meeting between the two schools prior to this year.
Trailing 14-13 after three quarters, Oregon State scored nine unanswered points in the final 15 minutes to pull off the stunning upset. Led by future All-American Bill Enyart’s 91 yards on 20 carries, the Beavers out-rushed Purdue 244-144 in the contest. All-American Leroy Keyes accounted for all of the scoring for the Boilers, finding the end zone on rushes of 15 and seven yards. Keyes finished the contest with 74 yards on 14 carries and had five receptions for 57 yards. The contest was a sloppy affair with the Boilers posting six turnovers (three interceptions, three fumbles) to Oregon State’s three picks. The Boilermakers eventually overcame the loss to wrap up the season 8-2 and tri-champions of the Big Ten. OSU’s 1967 squad, dubbed The Giant Killers, finished the season 7-2-1 having tied No. 2 UCLA and knocking off top-ranked USC, as well.
Purdue will begin its 134th season Sept. 4 vs. Oregon State. The Boilermakers are 77-50-6 in the first game of the year.
The Boilermakers are 91-37-4 in home-opening games. They have won 21 of their last 23 home openers, including a 24-20 victory over Iowa last season.
500th Game at Ross-Ade Stadium
Opening in 1924, Ross-Ade Stadium will host its 500th Purdue game on Sept. 4 against Oregon State.
The Boilermakers are 290-195-13 all-time in their home venue.
300-Yard Passing Games
Jack Plummer’s 334 yards passing vs. Nebraska in last year’s final game marked the third 300-yard passing game by a Purdue QB in six contests in 2020 (also Plummer 367 yards at Minnesota and Aidan O’Connell 371 yards at Illinois) and the 17th such effort during head coach Jeff Brohm’s tenure with the Boilermakers.
300-Yard Passing Games at Purdue (since 2017)
David Blough – 7
Elijah Sindelar – 4
Jack Plummer – 4
Aidan O’Connell – 2
100-Yard Receiving Games
Under Jeff Brohm’s leadership, Purdue has seen 25 games with at least one player top 100 yards receiving, including eight games with two players over the century mark and one with three different players.
100-Yard Receiving Games at Purdue (since 2017)
David Bell – 10 (Tied for fourth-most in school history)
Rondale Moore – 10 (Tied for fourth-most in school history)
Brycen Hopkins – 5
Anthony Mahoungou – 2
Isaac Zico – 2
Zander Horvath – 1
Gregory Phillips – 1
Jared Sparks – 1
Milton Wright – 1
Terry Wright – 1
OREGON STATE NOTES
Game Notes \ Oregon State opens its 2021 slate Saturday when the Beavers visit Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. in Indiana). \ The game will be televised on FS1. Cory Provus and Robert Smith will call the action. \ Oregon State and Purdue are meeting for just the second time. The Beavers and Boilermakers squared off in 1967 in Indiana, a 22-14 win for Oregon State. \ Every game this season can be heard live via the TuneIn application, which is available online and on smartphones and tablets. To find the game, once the app has been downloaded, search “Beaver Sports Network.” Oregon State Notes \ Oregon State opens its fourth season under head coach Jonathan Smith, the program’s former quarterback from 1998-2001. \ Five of the Beavers’ seven games in 2020 were decided by six points or less, an OSU single-season record. \ Oregon State returns 18 starters from the 2020 team, including 10 on the offensive side of the ball. Last Meeting \ Oregon State was victorious in the only meeting between the teams, 22-14, in 1967. The Beavers scored in every quarter and held Purdue to single scores in the first and third quarter. \ Purdue was ranked No. 2 nationally at the time. Purdue marked the first of two wins over ranked teams for OSU, which also defeated No. 1 USC, 3-0, three weeks later. The Beavers also tied then-No. 2 UCLA, 16-16, a week before beating the Trojans. \ The game marked OSU’s last trip to the state of Indiana. Overall, the Beavers are 2-1 in the state. OSU defeated Indiana, 20-6, in Bloomington in 1960 before losing there in 1963, 20-15.
Against Purdue \ The meeting is the first for the programs since OSU’s “Giant Killers” team defeated Purdue, 22-14, in 1967. That game marked the sixth of the season for the Beavers, who ended the year with a 7-2-1 record. \ At the time, the win vaulted Oregon State to a 4-2 record. \ The matchup is the Beavers’ first against a Big Ten team since OSU opened the 2018 season at Ohio State. That game also marked the first for Jonathan Smith as Oregon State’s head coach. \ Avery Roberts recorded one tackle for Nebraska in the Cornhuskers’ 25-24 loss to Purdue in 2017. \ Keonte Schad, who played for Minnesota from 2019-20, totaled two tackles, including half a tackle, in 2019 at Purdue. \ Michael McDonald, Oregon State’s head football strength and conditioning coach, lettered at defensive end for the Boilermakers in 2006 and 2007. He recorded two tackles for a loss and a sack in 2006 and 20 tackles over two seasons. \ Both the Beavers and Boilermakers are playing their first non-conference games since the 2019 season. News, Notes And More \ Twitter.com/BeaverFootball is still the program’s main Twitter handle, but the Twitter.com/BeaverFBNews account was created prior to the 2019 season. \ Follow @BeaverFBNews for news, pre-game and in-game notes and more. The handle will post in-game news and scoring information as it happens. Season Openers \ Oregon State is 64-52-8 (.548) in season-opening games dating back to 1893 when defeating Albany College, 63-0. \ Oregon State has gone 10-11 in season openers dating back to the 2000 season. \ The Beavers are opening on the road for the first time since the 2018 season at Ohio State. On This Date \ Oregon State has played on Sept. 4 six times previously, going 3-3. The Beavers last played on Sept. 4 in 2015, defeating Weber State, 26-7, at Reser Stadium.