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 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.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth gives us his take in his weekly What Went Wrong post following the BIG loss by the Cougs to the Arizona State Sun Devils. This season just seems to go from bad to worse. Just when there seemed to be a light at the end of the tunnel in the UCLA game, the Sun Devils came and turned it out. An embarrassing loss to a weak team. Now its WSU vs. UW with the 2012 Apple Cup on the line.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Clinton Bell tells us his views on Keith Price’s breakout game against Utah Utes on Saturday night. For once, the Huskies defense didn’t have to hold the team in check while trying to overcome forced turnovers. Price threw for 277 yards, 2 TD’s, no picks, and added a rushing TD to boot, in the second highest scoring offensive output for the Dawgs this year.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s game against the Cardinal on Saturday. The contest between these two Pac-12 North heavyweights marks the third straight year that the game will be featured on ESPN’s College Gameday, signifying the importance of this matchup in the big college football picture as well. A factor determining the outcome of this game will be Oregon’s d-line and how they hold up against Stepfan Taylor.
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 Jon Irwin brings us his thoughts on the 2012/13 Oregon State Beavers basketball program’s strengths and weaknesses. Even without 2011/12 standout Jared Cunningham, the Beavers have amazing depth and scoring options. But the lack of a true game changer could hurt them when playing from behind.
NWSB Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford is here to bring us another What Went Wrong WSU report. The Cougars were penalized nine times for 103 yards — most likely frustration fouls for their terrible first half performance. At halftime, Jim Mora’s UCLA Bruins led Mike Leach’s Cougs 37-7.
During any losing week, NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers football blogger Rick Stella will stop by and bring you his What Went Wrong With The Beavs piece. The slow start, coupled with the disappointing 4th quarter, ultimately doomed the Beavers on Saturday. It’s hard to blame the game completely on Cody Vaz’s errors, but it has started some grumblings among fans, and the clamoring for Sean Mannion’s return could take place any day now.
NWSB Insider and Washington Husky blogger Brandon Choate brings us his week 11 preview between the Washington Huskies and Utah Utes. Utah is coming off of a thrashing of Washington State while the Huskies just earned their first road victory in 7 attempts. Keith Price will need to step up as the Utah run defense is tough. Price will need to hit star TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kasen Williams in order to make some big plays.
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.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down how Dawgs running back Bishop Sankey is doing in 2012. He points out Sankey proved he was for real with subsequent back to back 100+ yard games with touchdowns against Stanford and Oregon. The 189-yard outing was his single highest in game.