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.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us all about the on going renovations known as the Cougar Football Project. A huge donation by Cougar Alum Greg Rankich has started the ball rolling. Started after the final game of the 2011 football season, the project will fully renovate two sections, and will take about 15 months for full completion.
NWSB insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Clinton Bell gives us his top 5 defensive players to watch for the 2012 season. With many of the players on the list saving their best games of the year for the Apple Cup against Washington State, there were others who put on their best display in the Alamo Bowl against the Baylor Bears. Names on the list include, Hau’oli Jamora, John Timu, Princeton Fuimaono, Gregory Ducre, and Nate Fellner.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us his top 5 matchups on the Cougars schedule for the 2012 season. Luckily for the Cougs, they miss out on USC this year, but there will still be some tough games in the Oregon, Colorado, and Cal matchups. And last but not least, what Pac-12 season would not be complete without the annual Apple Cup game. Look for the Cougs to start fast, and earn that elusive 6th victory this year en route to a bowl game.
Husky insider Brandon Choate breaks down what the Washington Huskies need to do to finish the season out strong against conference foes like Oregon, Stanford and USC. Defense is the key to the Huskies future. With QB Keith Price and RB Chris Polk both finding their rhythm, it is going to take a lot to overcome the Husky offense.