UO Ducks vs. OSU Beavers: Love ‘em & hate ‘em style

Civil War Woods

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the UO vs. OSU week 13 matchup. The defense puts out a surprisingly tough effort, and the running backs do everything right to keep the game in OSU’s favor. But a flurry of mistakes—many on the shoulders of Markus Wheaton—puts the Beavers to rest in this 48-24 loss.

The shutdown duo: Jordan Poyer and Rashaad Reynolds

Reynolds & Poyer

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin reports on high flying cornerbacks Jordan Poyer and Rashaad Reynolds. While the Beavers are known for their dominating run defense, the secondary has had to take it’s lumps this season. They rank 59th in the FBS, allowing 236.4 passing yards per game. But despite the stats, that doesn’t take away how good these two players have been for the Beavs.

Week 13 College football preview: Oregon vs. Oregon St. preview

Markus Wheaton

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.

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.

The dynamic duo: Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks

Cooks & Wheaton

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.

Cal Golden Bears vs. OSU Beavers: Love ‘em & hate ‘em style

Terron Ward

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Cal vs. OSU week 12 matchup. Oregon State finally plays a complete game, topping Cal 62-14 at home. The offense was the biggest winner, moving the ball in every way imaginable while getting everyone involved. If there’s any bad in this one, it’s a couple injuries and some disappointing play by the defense up front. Mike Riley got plenty of chances to rest his starters.

Week 12 College football preview: California vs. Oregon St. matchup

Sean Mannion

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.

Cougars update: Wilson claims abuse, University to investigate

Marquess Wilson Washington State Cougars

NWSB Insider Jonathan Irwin gives us an update on the suspension of Washington State start wide receiver Marquess Wilson. A week since the suspension, Wilson has spoken up and claimed abuse by head coach Mike Leach. The University has announced plans for a prompt investigation.

Beavers vs. Stanford Cardinal: The roses slip away for Beavs

Cody Vaz fumbles

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. Stanford week 11 matchup. The coaching staff called on of their best games of the year, and Storm Woods was really impressive. With that said, a frigid streak by Cody Vaz and struggling line play inevitably drop the Beavers to 7-2.

Week 11 College football preview: Oregon St. vs. Stanford preview

Beavers vs. Sun Devils

NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Stanford Cardinal in NCAA football Week 11 action. Squaring off with one of the best defenses in the country, OSU will need their passing game at it’s best. This one will come down to a defensive war, which means the boys in orange-and-black have the edge.

WSU Cougars breaking news: Marquess Wilson suspended from team

WSU Marquess Wilson

NWSB Insider Jonathan Irwin reports on the suspension of Washington State start wide receiver Marquess Wilson. The reason behind the suspension has been undisclosed, but early reports have mentioned Wilson storming out of practice Sunday night. This is sure to effect the Cougs, but could also damage Wilson’s stock in the 2013 NFL draft. What is going on in Pullman? Does Mike Leach have any answers?

Arizona St. Sun Devils vs. Beavers: Love ‘em & hate ‘em style

Terron Ward

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.