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Week 13 College football preview: Oregon vs. Oregon St. preview

Markus Wheaton

NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Oregon Ducks in NCAA football Week 13 action. It’s not quite the battle of the unbeatens we were all hoping for, but it’s still the biggest game of the season for these two teams. OSU needs a win to cap off their underdog season, while UO has to win to stay alive in the Pac-12 North.

The explosive duo: Scott Crichton and Dylan Wynn

Crichton & Wynn

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin reports on explosive defensive ends Scott Crichton and Dylan Wynn. Both players exploded on the scene in 2011 as freshmen (Wynn a true freshman, Crichton a redshirt) and have continued their heavy hitting ways into 2012. With their strengths and weaknesses, these guys work together perfectly.

The dynamic duo: Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks

Cooks & Wheaton

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin reports on the wide receiving corp of Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks. Together, these two average a combined 202.5 receiving yards per game, and equate to 43 percent of the Beavers touchdowns. If there’s a more integral part to Oregon State’s offense, I’d like to see it.

California vs. Oregon State Beavers Week 12 game balls & stats

Sean Mannion of the Oregon State Beavers

NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Beavs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his OSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Beavers offensive MVP Sean Mannion. On defense it’s Jordan Poyer, and on special teams the honor goes to Keith Kostol.

Cal Golden Bears vs. OSU Beavers: Love ‘em & hate ‘em style

Terron Ward

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Cal vs. OSU week 12 matchup. Oregon State finally plays a complete game, topping Cal 62-14 at home. The offense was the biggest winner, moving the ball in every way imaginable while getting everyone involved. If there’s any bad in this one, it’s a couple injuries and some disappointing play by the defense up front. Mike Riley got plenty of chances to rest his starters.

Week 12 College football preview: California vs. Oregon St. matchup

Sean Mannion

NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the California Golden Bears in NCAA football Week 12 action. With hopes of a Rose Bowl bid out the window, Oregon State directs their attention towards finishing strong and getting the best bowl bid possible. Facing a Cal team that does everything wrong against OSU’s strengths, that shouldn’t be too hard.

Oregon St. Beavers vs. Stanford Cardinal: What went wrong for OSU?

Cody Vaz Beavers

During any losing week, NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers football blogger Rick Stella will stop by and bring you his What Went Wrong With The Beavs piece. The slow start, coupled with the disappointing 4th quarter, ultimately doomed the Beavers on Saturday. It’s hard to blame the game completely on Cody Vaz’s errors, but it has started some grumblings among fans, and the clamoring for Sean Mannion’s return could take place any day now.

Beavers vs. Stanford Cardinal: The roses slip away for Beavs

Cody Vaz fumbles

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. Stanford week 11 matchup. The coaching staff called on of their best games of the year, and Storm Woods was really impressive. With that said, a frigid streak by Cody Vaz and struggling line play inevitably drop the Beavers to 7-2.

Week 11 College football preview: Oregon St. vs. Stanford preview

Beavers vs. Sun Devils

NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Stanford Cardinal in NCAA football Week 11 action. Squaring off with one of the best defenses in the country, OSU will need their passing game at it’s best. This one will come down to a defensive war, which means the boys in orange-and-black have the edge.

Arizona St. vs. Oregon St. Beavers week 10 game balls & stats

Markus Wheaton Beavers

NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Beavs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his OSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Beavers offensive MVP Markus Wheaton. On defense it’s Rashaad Reynolds and Sean Martin, and on special teams the honor goes to Trevor Romaine.

Arizona St. Sun Devils vs. Beavers: Love ‘em & hate ‘em style

Terron Ward

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the ASU vs. OSU week 10 matchup. Terron Ward puts together a surprisingly dominant game. Like always Markus Wheaton made his big plays as well. But early struggles and a tough night for the o-line made this one far closer than it needed to be.

Week 10 College football preview: Arizona St. vs. Oregon St. matchup

Cody Vaz

NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the ASU Sun Devils in NCAA football Week 10 action. With dreams of a perfect season dust in the wind, the OSU Beavers return home to square off with the Sun Devils. But if Mike Riley trusts his tailbacks, the Beavs should have no problem opening this one up. Hopefully Cody Vaz and Markus Wheaton are on the same page too.

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