27 Facts About Oregon State

1. Oregon State crossed midfield only three times and didn't reach the end zone until Herbert found Mitchell for a 28-yard touchdown.

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2. Oregon State will punt after a three-and-out on its first possession.

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3. Oregon State is home to a wide variety of private colleges, the majority of which are located in the Portland area.

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4. Since then, Oregon State has cut its higher education budget and now ranks 46th in the country in state spending per student.

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5. Center of population of Oregon State is located in Linn County, in the city of Lyons.

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6. Oregon State was the US's "Top Moving Destination" in 2014, with two families moving into the state for every one moving out of state.

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7. Oregon State is home to Mentor Graphics Corporation, a world leader in electronic design automation located in Wilsonville and employs roughly 4,500 people worldwide.

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8. Oregon State has the fifth highest personal income tax in the nation.

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9. Oregon State is the home of large corporations in other industries.

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10. Oregon State has historically been a popular region for film shoots due to its diverse landscapes, as well as its proximity to Hollywood.

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11. Oregon State has supported Democratic candidates in the last eight elections.

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12. In 1994, Oregon State adopted the Oregon State Health Plan, which made health care available to most of its citizens without private health insurance.

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13. Oregon State pioneered the American use of postal voting, beginning with experimentation approved by the Oregon Legislative Assembly in 1981 and culminating with a 1998 ballot measure mandating that all counties conduct elections by mail.

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14. Since the 1980 census, Oregon State has had five congressional districts.

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15. Oregon State has no lieutenant governor; in the event that the office of governor is vacated, Article V, Section 8a of the Oregon Constitution specifies that the Secretary of State is first in line for succession.

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16. Oregon State maintained a territorial government until February 14, 1859, when it was granted statehood.

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17. Oregon State was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859.

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18. In December 1844, Oregon State passed its Black Exclusion Law, which prohibited African Americans from entering the territory while simultaneously prohibiting slavery.

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19. Oregon State was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before Western traders, explorers, and settlers arrived.

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20. Oregon State placed fifth from the bottom, tying with Rhode Island and ahead of only four states, all located in New England.

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21. Oregon State is a leader in the production of peppermint oil and Christmas trees.

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22. Oregon State produces almost all of the country's seed for bentgrass, fescue, ryegrass, crimson clover, Kentucky and merion bluegrasses and orchardgrass.

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23. Oregon State grows 99 percent of the entire US commercial crop.

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24. Oregon State hosted a Regional and Super Regional tournament in the 2006 NCAA tournament, winning both and moving on to the Women's College World Series.

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25. The University of Oregon State is often seen as the school's key athletic rival, with the annual Civil War football game between the two teams being one of the nation's longest-lived rivalries.

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26. Oregon State has over 400 active student organizations and groups.

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27. Oregon State hosts USC in hopes of a big home upset and win No 3 on the season.

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