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.

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.

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.

Then and now: What’s changed in the 2012 Beavers defense?

Reynolds & Poyer

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin takes a look into Beaver History to answer a big question: what’s making the difference for OSU on defense in 2012. For a program that couldn’t stop anyone in 2011, Oregon State is playing a different this season. A healthy team, new formations and experience are all contributing factors in this Dam. Sophomore safety Tyrequek Zimmerman is second on the team with 19 tackles

Week 4 College football preview: Oregon St. vs. UCLA matchup

Dylan Wynn

NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the UCLA Bruins in NCAA football week 4 action. This game features two storied programs trying to get back to the top of the Pac-12. These teams are incredibly matched and it should make for some great Saturday action. Can Sean Mannion, Tyrequek Zimmerman and defensive lineman Dylan Wynn stand out again? Time will tell…

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