Oregon State (2-7, 1-5 Pac-12) at Stanford (5-4, 3-3)
When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: Stanford Stadium TV/Radio: P12Net/1050
Story lines: Heavily favored Stanford needs a win to become bowl eligible. It has lost two in a row and four of the past five. Last-place Oregon State beat Colorado on the road two weeks ago, then gave USC a tussle into the fourth quarter last Saturday.
Injuries: Oregon State — CB Jay Irvine (shoulder), DE Jeromy Reichner (foot), RB Calvin Tyler Jr. (knee) and S David Morris (foot) are out. RB Artavis Pierce (ribs) and CB Dwayne Williams are questionable. QB Conor Blount (concussion) is probable. Stanford — WR JJ Arcega Whiteside (ankle), G Nate Herbig (undisclosed), K Jet Toner (leg), LB Joey Alfieri (arm), G Foster Sarell (undis.),S Ben Edwards (undis.) and QB Davis Mills (undis.) are out. ILB Mustafa Branch (undis.) is doubtful. RB Bryce Love (ankle), G Devery Hamilton (undis.), G Drew Dalman (undis.) and RB Trevor Speights (undis.) are questionable.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
⏩ This could be a high-scoring matchup between Oregon State’s Jake Luton and Stanford’s K.J. Costello. Costello has had three 300-yard games over the Cardinal’s past four.
⏩ Connor Wedington will start at WR in place of injured JJ Arcega Whiteside, and it could be Wedington’s chance to thrive.
⏩ The Beavers’ starting receivers, Timmy Hernandez, Isaiah Hodgins and Trevon Bradford, have combined for 110 catches for 1,323 yards and 10 touchdowns.