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Hungry Beavers will be looking for late-night raid at Tucson In-N-Out

Mike Riley gets ready to spend some money Saturday. Photo from @Coach_Riley

The crew at the In-N-Out Burger on East Ajo Way better get ready for a late-night rush on Saturday.

That location will on the way as the Oregon State Beavers head from a game at Arizona Stadium to Tucson International Airport. The kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

An Oregon State win will be bad for the Wildcats but good for business.

Coach Mike Riley tweeted that he treated the entire team to 200 double-double and fries after the Beavers upset UCLA 27-20 last Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

He told Oregon State reporters Sunday night that he figures to do the same thing this week in Tucson.

“Whatever that ingredient is, I’ll do it every week if we have to,” he said.

The hamburger franchise has expanded from California to four other states, starting with Nevada 20 years ago. The first In-N-Out in Arizona opened in 2000, and Tucson got the first of its six area locations in 2007.

Recent years have brought expansion to Utah and Texas … but those in Oregon are still out of luck.

Which is why it was such a cool deal for the Beavers on Saturday, also helping cement Riley’s reputation as one of the nicest guys in college football.

Meanwhile, the Wildcats can enjoy the burgers — Animal Style? — any time they want. They’ll be trying to keep Oregon State’s postgame meal limited to boxed sandwiches while sending the buses straight to the airport.

Oregon State is 2-0 and ranked 18th nationally after wins over Wisconsin and UCLA. Arizona (3-1) is coming off a 49-0 loss at Oregon.

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