Looking forward to the OSU-Texas Alamo Bowl matchup?

Markus Wheaton

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.

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.

Oregon Ducks flying high early in the season

Damyean Dotson of the Oregon basketball team

NWSB Insider Steve Lee talks about Oregon’s early success on the basketball court this season. Currently sitting fourth in the PAC12 standings, the Ducks, who during the preseason were predicted by many (including myself) to sit in the bottom half of the division standings and hold a NIT ticket are making a push for the Big Dance. Damyean Dotson, E.J. Singler, and Carlos Emory have looked great.

Pac-12 bowl games: Landing spots for top NW teams

Civil War Woods

NWSB blogger Jon Irwin takes a look at Washington’s, Oregon State’s and Oregon’s bowl projections. With the BCS shakeup over the last two weeks, only one NW team seems destined for a major bowl game. But all three teams are still destined for interesting matchups and great games. Marcus Mariota, Keith Price and Sean Mannion or Cody Vaz will all get one more game this year to impress.

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.

Five things I’m expecting to see in the 2012 Civil War

Kenjon Barner

Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down what he expects to see from UO in the 2012 Civil War. The Civil War has been known to throw curve balls in the past, but a bounce-back performance from Oregon, a much closer game than last year and a fifth-straight win in the series are all things we should look for out of the Ducks. De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota and Kenjon Barner should all play well on offense.

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.

OSU is searching for Jared Cunningham’s replacement

Craig Robinson, Jared Cunningham

NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella looks at the Beavers post Jared Cunningham. The Beaver’s 2011/12 leading scorer forwent his final year of eligibility to join the NBA. Now Craig Robinson is left wondering who fills the void. With a group of able players, it could be anybody’s role.

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.

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