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Three things to watch for in the Beavers vs. Warriors game

The Beavers need to utilize their ground attack against Hawaii.

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan gives us three things to watch out for in the Week 2 matchup against the Hawaii Warriors. First and foremost, the team needs energy bouncing back following the loss to Eastern Washington. Along with energy, the team needs to utilize Storm Woods and the running crew, even if Sean Mannion is on a roll. Defensively, this team has to make up for Jordan Poyer being gone, and they have to do it quickly.

Fearless Predictions: Oregon State football

Beavers Predictions

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan gives us five fearless predictions heading into the 2013 college football season. First and foremost, Sean Mannion will keep the starting job over Cody Vaz. Also, at the end of the season, expect the Beavs to take down the Stanford Cardinal. Along the way, look for Terron Ward and Victor Bolden to have big years.

Oregon State’s question mark: Defensive Tackle

Arguably their best player, Scott Crichton

NWSB Insider and OSU Beavers Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan breaks down Oregon State’s biggest question mark entering the 2013 college football season: The Beavers are pretty strong at defensive end. Arguably their best player, Scott Crichton, plays there, and 2nd stringer Devon Kell showed he can be a serviceable end. D-Tackle is a different story. Edwin Delva and Siale Hautau) line up at the tackle position, and are competing for the starting job there.

Washington’s question mark: Keith Price

Keith Price has a lot to prove entering 2013.

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan breaks down UW’s biggest question mark entering the 2013 college football season: Keith Price. At Pac-12 Media Day, Price stated, “”I have a lot to prove to myself and a lot to prove to you guys…” With players such as Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Bishop Sankey around him — not to mention a more inexperienced O-line, there’s no reason for him to fall back on his word.

Washington State’s biggest question mark: running back

Will Caldwell become a factor back in 2013? (Dean Hare/AP Photo)

NWSB Insider and Cougars’ blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan breaks down Washington State’s biggest question mark heading into the season: running back. Sophomore Teondray Caldwell is in line to take over the lion’s share of the carries. Looking forward, we mostly know what to expect out of the Cougars. The defense is experienced and should improve again. The problematic O-Line will remain, as will the shaky Connor Halliday.

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