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.

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.

OSU Beavs dominant to close out 2012 regular season

Markus Wheaton vs NSU

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.

Week 1 College football preview: Nicholls St. vs. Oregon St. matchup

Reser Stadium

NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Nicholls St. Colonels in NCAA football week 1 action. After last season’s embarrassing opening loss to Sacramento St., expect Mike Riley to go all out in this one. Sean Mannion will have free reign on offense, while an aggressive defense brings the heat. Hopefully no surprises in this one!

Oregon St. Beavers football: Five new players to know in 2012

Isaac Seumalo

NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us his top 5 Beavers players to know that are NEW in 2012. Isaac Seumalo, Caleb Smith, Gavin Andrews, Chris Brown, Joel Skotte are all primed to have seasons in which they introduce themselves in a big way to the fans of the OSU Beavers.

2012 OSU Beavers Football Recruiting: Top of the Class

Isaac Seumalo

NWSB Oregon State Beavers insider Jason Green breaks down the 2012 OSU football recruiting class. He brings us his favorite recruits out of the 25 the new Beavs netted. Among them is Brent Vanderveen, Isaac Seumalo, Garrett Weinreich, Grant Bays, Malik Gilmore, Zach Robinson, Joel Skotte, Cade Cowdin will also help out. Mike Riley will have some new toys in 2012.

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