NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Jon Irwin tells us his top 5 matchups on the Beavers schedule for the 2012 season. September 8th, versus Wisconsin in 2012 represents OSU’s biggest out of conference stage, and another chance to prove they’re a strong football team. The last game of the season is always the biggest for OSU. The 2012 Civil War vs. Chip Kelly’s Oregon Ducks.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us his top 5 matchups on the Cougars schedule for the 2012 season. Luckily for the Cougs, they miss out on USC this year, but there will still be some tough games in the Oregon, Colorado, and Cal matchups. And last but not least, what Pac-12 season would not be complete without the annual Apple Cup game. Look for the Cougs to start fast, and earn that elusive 6th victory this year en route to a bowl game.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this football season. With an early game with USC, the Ducks chances of Pac-12 superiority will be on the line early. They have a series of potential let down games as well, Cal, and Oregon State that they need to stay strong against. The Ducks will also hope to continue their mastery over the Washington Huskies…
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football writer Kris Shellenberger tells us what it is that goes into being able to answer the question. Why am I a die hard fan of the Huskies football team?! The Huskies are a true passion when the Seahawks or Mariners lose it hurts but not like when the Huskies lose. Thanks to a national championship, Don James, and Napoleon Kaufman UW is where Kris’ heart is.
NWSB Insider & Managing Editor “Q” tells us college football is also getting ready to get into their spring practices and four Pac 12 programs are looking ahead to the regular season, which kicks off in September. The Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Washington St. Cougars, and Washington Huskies will all return competitive teams in the 2012 Pac 12 season.
NWSB Managing Editor Q tells us there is a lot of pressure on Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price, who battled knee injuries for a lot of 2011, but he says he is healthy and ready to go and that is good news for the Washington offense, which has to get out of the gate fast and build some confidence. The 2012 Pac 12 football season will sneak up on us quick.
Q the Senior editor here at NWSB has the Washington season recap article. The Huskies had a great year offensively with Chris Polk rushing for 1,488 yards with 12 TD and Keith Price passing for 3,063 yards with 33 TD. On defense though the UW gave up 777 yards in the 2011 Alamo Bowl game and Robert Griffin III did major damage to Nick Holt’s defense. Bye Bye Nick Holt. Hello Justin Wilcox.
Jason Green one of our Pac 12 bloggers has the Washington State Cougars season recap article. The Cougars didn’t achieve the success they hoped for in 2011. Firing Paul Wulff at the end of the year and bringing in Mike Leach (Former Texas Tech coach). Connor Halliday, Marquess Wilson, Rickey Galvin and Carl Winston all return in 2012.
Jason Green one of our Pac 12 bloggers has the Oregon State Beavers season recap article. The Beavers had a nightmare of a season going 3-9 and failed to make it to a bowl game for the 2nd straight season. The Beavers have the tools on offense to turn things around next season. Sean Mannion and Malcolm Agnew are back in 2012.
Our Washington Huskies insider Brandon Choate weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the #6 Oregon Ducks. Defense will be key in this game as the Huskies line must stop the Ducks running game. Cort Dennison and Desmond Trufant will be busy while Josh Shirley needs to be able to contain the wild Oregon running backs.
Oregon Ducks blogger the Crazy Quacker weighs in with the top 5 reasons he hates the Washington Huskies football team so much. It’s Pac 12 rivalry week folks. Chris Polk vs. LaMichael James, Keith Price vs. Darron Thomas. Talk to any Oregon fan over 18 years old and I guarantee we know the history of Rich Brooks and the Kenny Wheaton play.