Surprising Beavers occupy top spot in Pac-12 North

Oregon State running back B.J. Baylor (4) rushes for 27-yards to score a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington on Saturday in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State won 27-24. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State’s climb under coach Jonathan Smith has led the Beavers to uncharted territory.