NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin recaps what was Oregon State’s 2012 college football regular season. Leading the way are standouts Markus Wheaton and Rashaad Reynolds. But there were plenty of other highlights on this season and—with an invitation to the Alamo Bowl—more could be on the way.
NWSB insider Jon Irwin gives us a preview of the Beavers upcoming seven game homestand. The series will be a nice mix of easy games before leading into Pac-12 conference play. Fittingly enough, the Beavs kick off conference play at home against in-state rival Oregon. But their biggest challenge comes at the end of the homestand against Pac-12 leading Arizona.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down five things to watch for in the Alamo Bowl matchup against the Texas Longhorns on December 29th. Highlighting the list are seniors Markus Wheaton’s and Jordan Poyer’s final game as Beavers, as well as the chance at a big statement to finish off a stellar season.
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 Senior wideout Markus Wheaton. On defense making his final start at Reser Stadium for the Oregon State Beavers, senior cornerback Jordan Poyer.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the NSU vs. OSU week 14 matchup. Markus Wheaton has a prolific end to his career, and the Beavs put together some great prep before their bowl game. The only negative is the return game is still nonexistent against underwhelming competition.
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. What transpired last Saturday afternoon was 2 and a half quarters of close football, before Oregon began to unload their typical 2nd half offense and pulled away from the Beavers with ease. Finishing off the Beavers by a score of 48-24, the Ducks reigned supreme yet again in the 116th edition of the Civil War football game.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the UO vs. OSU week 13 matchup. The defense puts out a surprisingly tough effort, and the running backs do everything right to keep the game in OSU’s favor. But a flurry of mistakes—many on the shoulders of Markus Wheaton—puts the Beavers to rest in this 48-24 loss.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin reports on high flying cornerbacks Jordan Poyer and Rashaad Reynolds. While the Beavers are known for their dominating run defense, the secondary has had to take it’s lumps this season. They rank 59th in the FBS, allowing 236.4 passing yards per game. But despite the stats, that doesn’t take away how good these two players have been for the Beavs.
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.
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.
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella looks at the Beavers post Jared Cunningham. The Beaver’s 2011/12 leading scorer forwent his final year of eligibility to join the NBA. Now Craig Robinson is left wondering who fills the void. With a group of able players, it could be anybody’s role.
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.