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 Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin talks about five players to watch for the Oregon State Beavers when they take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday night in Seattle, Washington. With Sean Mannion returning—just three weeks removed from knee surgery—it could be his night to shine. Watch for Mannion, Brandin Cooks, Scott Crichton and Keith Kostol to have big nights.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Utah vs. OSU week 8 matchup. The defense saves the day, as OSU forces turnover after turnover, moving to 6-0 on the season. Meanwhile, the offense struggled everywhere, from quarterback Cody Vaz to the offensive line. ST’s mention. While the defense won the game, it would have been a lot harder without Keith Kostol.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Utah Utes in NCAA football week 8 action. Both teams’ quarterbacks are coming off their first career starts. Cody Vaz for the Beavers, and true freshman Travis Wilson for the Utes. Look for Jordan Poyer and Rashaad Reynolds to have no problems shutting the Utes WR’s down.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the BYU vs. OSU week 7 matchup. Hoping to fill the void left by and injured Sean Mannion, backup quarterback Cody Vaz took his first snaps since 2010. While he saw some ups-and-downs, his fourth quarter effort paved the way to a Beaver victory. Meanwhile, penalties are once again an issue, and the defense lumbers along all game.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the BYU Cougars in NCAA football week 7 action. Even while ranked No. 10 in the nation, the Oregon State Beavers have become the ultimate underdog. The Beavs enter LaVell Edwards Stadium with a junior who hasn’t taken a snap since 2010. With repeat performances from Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer, the Beavers have a great shot.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. WSU week 6 matchup. After putting together their worst performance of the year last week, the defense bounces back and puts together their best game of the year. Lucky for the Beavs, because with the way the offense played they were lucky to get away with a win.
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
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Washington State Cougars in NCAA football week 6 action. Sean Mannion had his best game of the season in the win over WSU, but the Cougars took the last game in Corvallis. How will OSU’s secondary hold up in this one? And can Mannion top his career high in passing yards for a third game in a row?
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Beavs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his OSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Beavers offensive MVP’s Sean Mannion, who sets another single game passing yards record for himself. On defense it’s Rashaad Reynolds, whose timely interception clinched the Beaver win.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin takes a look at how Mike Riley is motivating the Beavers this season. After road wins at UCLA and Arizona, the elder statesmen treated his team to some classic American fast food. There’s nothing like In-N-Out Burgers hey Mike? What will Riley do next week for an encore? He will have to find some other way to motivate his boys.