After Arizona State throttled rival Arizona on Friday night in Tucson, the Sun Devils awaited the announcement of their Pac-12 North opponent.
Arizona State will visit Oregon State this week in a season finale that will go down the day after the Pac 12 championship game. This development is the latest scheduling oddity in a season that has featured many.
When these two teams met last year, also at Oregon State, the Beavers outlasted ASU in a game that came down to the final play.
ASU head coach Herm Edwards elected to go for two at the end of regulation, and the failed attempt gave Oregon State a dramatic 35-34 victory. Edwards and the Sun Devils will now have an unexpected chance to avenge this loss.
This season, Oregon State’s 2-4 campaign has been highlighted by an upset win over rival Oregon in November. When they host ASU, they’ll be coming off a brutal 27-24 loss to Stanford this past week in Corvallis.
Losses to Washington, Washington State and Utah along with a win over Cal round out the Beavers’ season. Amazingly, these two teams haven’t played a common opponent thus far.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm Saturday night in Corvallis, and will be televised on ESPN.