The 1962 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 1962 NCAA college football season. The Beavers ended this season with nine wins and two losses.
Quarterback Terry Baker won the Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. Baker also won the Maxwell Award and was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. The team captain was George Gnoss.
The Beavers scored 279 points and allowed 148 points. Led by head coach Tommy Prothro, the Beavers won the Liberty Bowl.
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—Frank Zappa (19401993)
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—James Thurber (18941961)
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—Donald Hall (b. 1928)
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“Romeo. I dreamt a dream tonight.
Mercutio. And so did I.
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She is the fairies midwife, and she comes
In shape no bigger than an agate stone
On the forefinger of an alderman,
Drawn with a team of little atomi
Over mens noses as they lie asleep.”
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