Jonathan Smith and Oregon State are in California to kick off their 2023 season at San Jose State. So far, it’s been a good start for the Beavers, who lead the Spartans 21-3.

Much of the attention has been focused on the performance of DJ Uiagalelei, who is making his first start for the Beavers since transferring from Clemson in the offseason. He’s accounted for 3 touchdowns so far against the Spartans, passing for one through the opening 2 quarters while running it in twice more.

“I think he’s efficient. I think he’s seeing the field really well. He’s got a couple shots down the field. If it’s not there, he’s checking it down. I think he’s competing,” Beavers head coach Jonathan Smith said just after the halftime whistle.

Uiagalelei and the Beavers will look to finish the job and improve to 1-0 on the young season.

The game is being televised on the CBS Sports Network.