July 9, 2014
First Look: Portland State
Over the next two weeks, BeaverBlitz.com is creating quick-hit study guides for fans to get to know each of Oregon State's opponents for the 2014 season. Today, we start with the Portland State Vikings .
GETTING TO KNOW PORTLAND STATE
:00 PM, Aug. 30, 2014; Corvallis, Oregon
NUTS AND BOLTS
Coach: Nigel Burton, 5th year (18-27 record)
2012 record: 3-8
2013 record: 6-6
Record vs. FBS schools since 2007: 0-8
Average margin of defeat vs. FBS schools: 38 points
Biggest loss: 2010, vs. #5 Oregon (69-0)
Closest game: 2013, vs. Cal (37-30)
A LOOK AT THE OFFENSE
Returning starters (based on first 2013 depth chart): 8
The Big Names: Kasey Closs, a senior wide receiver started all 12 games for the Vikings last season and wracked up 1167 yards receiving, including eight touchdown grabs. He was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Wide Receiver Watch List for the upcoming season. Closs averaged 18.5 yards per reception for the Vikings in 2013.
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