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 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 Markus Wheaton. On defense it’s Jordan Poyer, whose recorded three interceptions in the Beavers’ win.
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 Arizona Wildcats in NCAA football week 5 action. The Beavers on the top of the world after starting the season 2-0, with both wins coming off ranked opponents. Now they face an Arizona squad that was shutout by the Ducks in week 4. As long as the Beavers stay grounded—and don’t let fatigue sit in—they should do just fine.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Wisconsin Badgers in NCAA football week 2 action. After last seasons 35-0 drubbing at the hands of the Badgers, it’s time for the Beavers to show up big. Can they shake of the rust of last week’s postponement and be ready to play? The difference maker will come down to Scott Crichton.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Oregon State Beavers with this breakdown of the 2012 depth chart. For the most part, there’s not many surprises. The Beavers will feature a fast and dangerous offense, with the majority of their weaknesses at defense. Here’s a look at OSU’s depth chart for the 2012 season. Markus Wheaton, Jordan Poyer, Scott Crichton, and Sean Mannion are front & center.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Oregon State Beavers with this comprehensive 2012 season preview. After going 8-16 over the last two seasons, OSU is desperate for a winning year. The recent struggles have many calling for Mike Riley’s head. Luckily, a bowl game could be in the near future for the Beavs. Now let’s talk about the weapons OSU has, Jordan Poyer. and QB Sean Mannion.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on stat projections for 5 OSU Beaver football stars heading into 2012. With Sean Mannion and a corp of wide receivers, the Beavers offense will certainly be strong. That doesn’t mean they don’t have some standouts on defense as well. Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer should do great in 2012 as well.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Beavers fall camp to this point. Things started on a somber note with the passing of Bud Riley—father to coach Mike Riley—but, camp energy remains high. Defense and fundamentals remain the focus of camp heading into 2012. Standouts like Scott Crichton and Jordan Poyer are ready for Pac 12 football season.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Beavers NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Markus Wheaton, Jordan Poyer, Scott Crichton are the three Beavers nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the 3 players, and what their awards and chances are.