NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin takes a look into the future and tries to solve how the Beavers will replace senior Markus Wheaton. Oregon State’s go-to receiver will be graduating the program and heading for the 2013 NFL draft. How can the Beavers replace such an integral part of their offense? The obvious replacement for Wheaton in the offense would be sophomore Brandin Cooks.
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 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.
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 Jeff Budke ranks the college football coaches in the northwest region of the United States. The regular season is wrapping up this Saturday with rivalry weekend in the northwest. The Apple Cup and Civil War may not decide a champion in the Pac-12, but the games still mean plenty for the four schools involved.
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.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the California Golden Bears in NCAA football Week 12 action. With hopes of a Rose Bowl bid out the window, Oregon State directs their attention towards finishing strong and getting the best bowl bid possible. Facing a Cal team that does everything wrong against OSU’s strengths, that shouldn’t be too hard.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the ASU vs. OSU week 10 matchup. Terron Ward puts together a surprisingly dominant game. Like always Markus Wheaton made his big plays as well. But early struggles and a tough night for the o-line made this one far closer than it needed to be.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the ASU Sun Devils in NCAA football Week 10 action. With dreams of a perfect season dust in the wind, the OSU Beavers return home to square off with the Sun Devils. But if Mike Riley trusts his tailbacks, the Beavs should have no problem opening this one up. Hopefully Cody Vaz and Markus Wheaton are on the same page too.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. Washington week 9 matchup. On a day when four undefeated teams find themselves with their first losses, Oregon State inevitably joins their ranks. While Storm Woods and Richard Mullaney had surprisingly strong games, big mistakes and poor play calling are too much to overcome.
NWSB Editor and Writer Jon Irwin talks about the overachievers and underachievers (as of this point in the season) on the Oregon State Beavers football team. While Rashaad Reynolds and Brandin Cooks have been very impressive, the ground attack and special teams have left much to be desired. Isaac Seumalo came into the season with high expectations. Whats going on with him?
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin reports on today’s news that Sean Mannion will dress down in Week 8 when the Beavers take on Utah in Corvallis. The news comes as an absolute shock to Beaver Nation, as Mannion is just eight days removed from knee surgery in which he was supposed to be out “indefinitely.”