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The 2013 Civil War: “Must Watch” TV

Sean Mannion and Marcus Mariota should combine for one heck of a showdown,

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the 2013 Civil War between the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers and explains why it is must-watch TV. At this point in the college football season, neither UO nor OSU is where they wanted to be. This game is about bragging rights, but it’s also about salvaging the year. Having players like De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, Sean Mannion, Brandin Cooks, Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner on the field doesn’t hurt, either.

Stanford at Oregon State gameday preview

Mike Riley, OSU/UCLA

Week 9 Oregon State puts its six-game winning streak on the line when it hosts No. 8 Stanford on Saturday in a key Pac-12 contest, and the outcome could come down to whether the Beavers can protect star quarterback Sean Mannion. NWSB Gameday Analysis: http://nwsb.co/o5xzb Follow NWSB on our Facebook page for live 24-7-365 updates […]

Good read for Beavers fans

These fans will turn on Riley in an instant if he can't turn the program around (photo oregonlive.com)

Beavs win again “In 2011, Oregon State lost its home opener to Sacramento State and never recovered…The same thing could have happened this year after Oregon State suffered another embarrassing opening-game loss to a lower-division opponent…This year, though, Oregon State has bounced back with four consecutive wins.” Pretty nice day for Brandin Cooks too wasn’t […]

Colorado vs. Oregon State Preview

Mike Riley

Matchup Insight Quarterback Sean Mannion wasn’t guaranteed to be the starter when Oregon State began preparations for the 2013 season, but isn’t worried about his job anymore. The 6-5, 205-pound junior, who leads the nation with 1,603 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, faces a worthy adversary in Connor Wood when the Beavers host Colorado on […]

Riley’s patchwork offensive line

Sean Mannion

Good read from Oregon Live Rarely does an offensive line get the credit it deserves. The Oregonian takes a moment to shed light on the success of OSU’s OL. “”Our pass protection has looked really strong,” said Mannion, who leads the country in passing yards (1,604) and passing touchdowns (15). “I’m really proud of the […]

Storm Woods scary head injury

The Beavers need to utilize their ground attack against Hawaii.

Head Shot Oregon State’s Storm Woods left Saturday’s game with a scary head injury. Luckily for Beavers fans, The Oregonian’s John Canzano posted a photo that should make fans breath easy. Nice hospital outfit Storm! Ow.ly – image uploaded by @JohnCanzanoBFT (John Canzano) ow.ly Follow NWSB on our Facebook page for live 24-7-365 updates of […]

Oregon State 51-48 over Hawaii: Week 3 game balls

It was a crazy game, but luckily OSU walks away with a win. (Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP)

NWSB Insider and OSU Beavers blogger Jon Irwin brings us his game balls for the Beavers victory over Utah. Sean Mannion has another prolific performance, aided by the continued emergence of Richard Mullaney. Mike Riley calls some of his best plays ever, while the secondary continues to play better and better football. Brandin Cooks had a ridiculously great game as well.

OSU’s Brandin Cooks joins 750 AM The Game

Cooks & Wheaton

Take a listen OSU’s Brandin Cooks joins 750 AM The Game in Portland to discuss the Beavers’ Pac-12 opener this weekend. Cooks Gears Up Showdown in Salt Lake City www.750thegame.com Beavers Wide Receiver Brandin Cooks joins the show to preview the matchup versus the Utes. Follow NWSB on our Facebook page for live 24-7-365 updates […]

OSU’s Sean Mannion a top QB?

Sean Mannion

Good Read! Nice to see OSU getting some national love today. The Oregonian’s Connor Letourneau breaks down how OSU’s Sean Mannion is becoming a premier pocket passer. Oregon State Beavers rundown: Numbers suggest Mannion is developing into premier pocket passer www.oregonlive.com Mannion ranks in the top five nationally in several key statistical categories. Follow NWSB […]

Oregon State 33-14 over Hawaii: Week 2 game balls

OSU's D looked much better on Saturday vs. Hawaii (Photo: Doug Beghtel / The Oregonian)

NWSB Insider and OSU Beavers blogger Jon Irwin brings us his game balls for the Beavers victory over Hawaii. Sean Mannion and Brandin Cooks lead another stellar offensive performance, while Tyrequek Zimmerman was a big player in a key defensive turnaround. And let’s not forget the importance of Keith Kostol on special teams.

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.

Eastern Washington 49, OSU 46: Breaking down this monster upset

OSU was left frozen on defense in this one. (Photo: Andy Cripe, Corvallis Gazette-Times)

NWSB insider and Beavers blogger Jon Irwin gives his take on what went wrong in Oregon State’s stunning loss to the Eastern Washington Eagles. OSU entered the 2013 season coming off a huge turnaround in 2012, but have already starting things off on the wrong foot. While the offense put up great numbers on Saturday, the true problems came on D. Sean Mannion looked comfortable under center, Brandin Cooks looked good as well.