Oregon State 51-48 over Hawaii: Week 3 game balls

It was a crazy game, but luckily OSU walks away with a win. (Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP)

NWSB Insider and OSU Beavers blogger Jon Irwin brings us his game balls for the Beavers victory over Utah. Sean Mannion has another prolific performance, aided by the continued emergence of Richard Mullaney. Mike Riley calls some of his best plays ever, while the secondary continues to play better and better football. Brandin Cooks had a ridiculously great game as well.

Most important offensive players for the Beavers in 2013

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NWSB blogger and Oregon State Beavers insider Jon Irwin gives us his take on the most important offensive players for the Beavs in 2013. Last year OSU rode it’s passing attack and reestablished running game to a solid 9-4 record. Looking to do so again in 2013, it’ll be up to names like Sean Mannion and Storm Woods to make the big difference. Keep in mind guys like Richard Mullaney (WR), Chris Brown (RB) and Caleb Smith (TE) as well.

Oregon State’s underrated offensive players heading into 2013

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NWSB insider and OSU blogger gives us his predictions for the Beaver’s top underrated players on offense heading into the 2013 football season. Making the list are Richard Mullaney, Chris Brown, Caleb Smith and Gavin Andrews. If these four can step up in the upcoming season, OSU’s offense could be unstoppable.

Five positions Oregon State needs to upgrade in 2013

Expect plenty of these from Mullaney in 2013. (Photo: @Rmullaney08 / Twitter.com)

NWSB insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Jon Irwin brings us his thoughts on five positions OSU needs to upgrade heading into 2013. The 9-4 Beavs were a huge surprise in 2012, and they hope to carry that into next season. With Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer heading off to the NFL draft, it won’t be easy. Despite an outstanding 2012 season–in which the Beavers went 9-4 and finished No. 13 in the BCS—OSU has plenty of holes to fill in 2013.

How will Oregon State replace Markus Wheaton in 2013?

Markus Wheaton

NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin takes a look into the future and tries to solve how the Beavers will replace senior Markus Wheaton. Oregon State’s go-to receiver will be graduating the program and heading for the 2013 NFL draft. How can the Beavers replace such an integral part of their offense? The obvious replacement for Wheaton in the offense would be sophomore Brandin Cooks.

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.

The dynamic duo: Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks

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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.

Beavers vs. Washington Huskies: Love ‘em & hate ‘em style

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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.

Predicting the OSU Beavers 2012 strengths & weaknesses

Move over Derek Anderson, there's a new gun slinger in town! (photo buildthedam.com

NWSB Insider and Blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the 2012 Oregon State Beavers football team. With red shirt freshman QB Sean Mannion coming off an excellent year where he completed nearly 65% of his passes, the OSU air assault should be gunning at full speed this year. The defense remains the Beavers biggest weakness, even with new recruits coming in, the Beavs will need to improve.

Oregon St. Beavers rookies expected to start/play in Week 1

Isaac Seumalo

NWSB Insider and Writer Jon Irwin highlights five Oregon State Beavers rookies that will make their debuts in Week 1 of the 2012/13 season. Jon starts with the Beaver’s star recruit for 2012, if any rookie is going to be a starter it’s this kid. Offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo. At TE true freshman Caleb Smith was a prized recruit for the Beavers 2012 class. A redshirt freshman for 2012, Storm Woods has by far the best name in college football.

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