Oregon State's Reser Stadium is coated in ice and snow after wintry blast swept through Corvallis, and the cold snap is expected to hang around for the rest of the week. Click here for a live webcam of the stadium and click the image for an enlarged view.
To add to the Beavers' troubles, third-string running back Jeremy Francis left the team to attend to his sick mother in Florida. He won't be available for the Dec. 31 Sun Bowl matchup against Pittsburgh.
Normally that isn't a big concern, but with starter Jacquizz Rodgers expected to miss the game because of a second-degree AC joint sprain, that leaves freshman Ryan McCants as the only experienced running back on the roster.