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.

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.

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.

What to expect when the Beavers face Eastern Washington

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NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin gives you his 5 expectations for Oregon State’s first college football game of the season against Eastern Washington. In OSU’s annual “David vs. Goliath” bout, Mike Riley will have plenty of opportunities to experiment with his new roster. Should make for a fun matchup. Players to watch include Cody Vaz, Brandin Cooks, Storm Woods, and Scott Crichton.

OSU football: Breaking down Beaver’s QB situation

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NWSB insider and OSU blogger Jon Irwin gives us his breakdown of OSU’s quarterback situation for the 2013 college football season. There’s some big decisions to be made, with Riley having to pick who starts this season. Is it going to be Sean Mannion or Cody Vaz? While Jon’s pick is Mannion, there’s a lot to consider when choosing between these two. It looks like OSU will enter the year with just three QBs

Oregon State’s underrated offensive players heading into 2013

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NWSB insider and OSU blogger gives us his predictions for the Beaver’s top underrated players on offense heading into the 2013 football season. Making the list are Richard Mullaney, Chris Brown, Caleb Smith and Gavin Andrews. If these four can step up in the upcoming season, OSU’s offense could be unstoppable.

Craig Robinson’s job officially on the fence

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NWSB insider and Beavers blogger Jon Irwin reports on the job Craig Robinson’s done this year. Once again the OSU Beavers fell short in the Pac-12, and a change could be coming. But can the Beavers afford to cut ties with the notoriety Robinson has helped bring to the table? The NCAA tournament is coming to a close, and with it another disappointing Beavers hoops season will officially be behind us.

Who and what the Oregon St. Beavers lose this year

Good luck on your future endeavors Joe! (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star)

NWSB insider and Beavers blogger Jon Irwin takes a look back at the career of senior Joe Burton, as the Beaver hoops star heads towards graduation. Burton began his Oregon State career in 2009, and will go down as one of the most beloved Beavers of all time.

Oregon State Beavers top 5 commitments on 2013 National Signing Day

Hunt headlines a group of great defensive commits. (Photo: Robert Guathier / Los Angeles Times)

NWSB blogger and Oregon State insider Jon Irwin reports on the Beaver’s top commitments for 2013. After an exciting 9-4 season with big wins on the national stage, Oregon State was primed for a huge recruiting season. Mike Riley didn’t disappoint, delivering some huge defensive prospects to Beaver Nation. Hunter Jarmon, Dashon Hunt, and Edwin Delva will look nice in Corvallis.

Five offseason objectives for Mike Riley

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NWSB insider and Beavers blogger Jon Irwin reports on his five offseason objectives for head coach Mike Riley before the 2013 season. With his job fully secure after a 9-4 2012 season, Riley will look to keep his momentum going into next season. Among his need priorities is sticking to a quarterback and building recruiting depth. For a coach whose job was supposedly on the hot seat entering the season, Mike Riley has proved all his critics wrong.

Five positions Oregon State needs to upgrade in 2013

Expect plenty of these from Mullaney in 2013. (Photo: @Rmullaney08 / Twitter.com)

NWSB insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Jon Irwin brings us his thoughts on five positions OSU needs to upgrade heading into 2013. The 9-4 Beavs were a huge surprise in 2012, and they hope to carry that into next season. With Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer heading off to the NFL draft, it won’t be easy. Despite an outstanding 2012 season–in which the Beavers went 9-4 and finished No. 13 in the BCS—OSU has plenty of holes to fill in 2013.

The four biggest remaing Pac-12 OSU Basketball games

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NWSB blogger and OSU insider Jon Irwin reports on the four biggest games remaining on Oregon State’s Pac-12 schedule. After a stellar start to the season the Oregon State Beavers have hit their first real rough patch. But OSU has plenty of big games down the stretch, and the team’s just beginning to hit the meat of its Pac-12 play.