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College football » Banged-up Oregon St. is still formidable, but also beatable.

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However, the Utes were done in by four turnovers, including two interceptions by Travis Wilson.

That game, which was Wilson’s second start, remains vivid in his mind.

At a glance

Oregon State at Utah

O At Rice-Eccles Stadium

Kickoff » Saturday, 8 p.m.

TV » FOX Sports 1

Radio » 700 AM

Records » Utah 2-0, Oregon State 1-1

Series history » Oregon State leads 10-6-1

Last meeting » Oregon State, 21-7 (Oct. 20, 2012)

About the Utes » The Utes are looking for their first 3-0 start since the 2010 season. … Backup running back Karl Williams injured his foot against Weber State. … Last year the Utes held OSU to just 226 yards of offense, but lost the game due to four turnovers. … This is the earliest homecoming game in the program’s history. … The Utes are 57-31-4 in homecoming games. … Quarterback Travis Wilson has dedicated the game to his former childhood friend Nick Pasquale, a receiver for UCLA who died after he was hit by a car last week.

About the Beavers » Coming off a 33-14 win over Hawaii in a game that was tied at halftime. … Has one of the league’s best passing offenses (436.5 yards) and one of the worst rushing offenses (81.0). … Coached by Mike Riley, who is 82-86 in his 12th year. … Jovan Stevenson has been suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game for delivering a late hit in the Beavers’ win over Hawaii.


Fox Sports 1 channels:

Comcast » 265

DirecTV » 219

Dish Network » 150

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"It was just me being nervous and unsure where to go with the ball," he said. "I have a great sense of our offense this year, and hopefully I can correct my mistakes and make sure it’s a great game."

The Utes need more than just a great game — they need a win.

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