Fearless Predictions: Oregon State football

Beavers Predictions

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan gives us five fearless predictions heading into the 2013 college football season. First and foremost, Sean Mannion will keep the starting job over Cody Vaz. Also, at the end of the season, expect the Beavs to take down the Stanford Cardinal. Along the way, look for Terron Ward and Victor Bolden to have big years.

What to expect when the Beavers face Eastern Washington

Cooks & Wheaton

NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin gives you his 5 expectations for Oregon State’s first college football game of the season against Eastern Washington. In OSU’s annual “David vs. Goliath” bout, Mike Riley will have plenty of opportunities to experiment with his new roster. Should make for a fun matchup. Players to watch include Cody Vaz, Brandin Cooks, Storm Woods, and Scott Crichton.

Improvements the Beavers can make on offense in 2013

Sean Mannion

NWSB blogger and Oregon State insider Jon Irwin reports on the areas he thinks OSU’s offense needs to improve in 2013. Mike Riley’s pro-style offense is deep in weapons, but it’s only effective if all the parts are working together. Without fixes to 2012’s problem areas, the team could be in for a disappointing season in 2013. Storm Woods (940 yards) was a huge reason for the turnaround, can it happen again?

Five offseason objectives for Mike Riley

Sean Mannion

NWSB insider and Beavers blogger Jon Irwin reports on his five offseason objectives for head coach Mike Riley before the 2013 season. With his job fully secure after a 9-4 2012 season, Riley will look to keep his momentum going into next season. Among his need priorities is sticking to a quarterback and building recruiting depth. For a coach whose job was supposedly on the hot seat entering the season, Mike Riley has proved all his critics wrong.

Five fearless predictions for the 2012 Alamo Bowl

Jordan Poyer

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. Texas 2012 Alamo Bowl matchup. He provides five fearless predictions for the game Saturday. With this marking the final game for seniors Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer, expect OSU to send their guys out with style.

Oregon State Beavers 2012 football season rewind

Sean Mannion

NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin recaps what was Oregon State’s 2012 college football regular season. Leading the way are standouts Markus Wheaton and Rashaad Reynolds. But there were plenty of other highlights on this season and—with an invitation to the Alamo Bowl—more could be on the way.

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.

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.

California vs. Oregon State Beavers Week 12 game balls & stats

Sean Mannion of the Oregon State Beavers

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 Sean Mannion. On defense it’s Jordan Poyer, and on special teams the honor goes to Keith Kostol.

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.

Oregon St. Beavers vs. Stanford Cardinal: What went wrong for OSU?

Cody Vaz Beavers

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.

Beavers vs. Stanford Cardinal: The roses slip away for Beavs

Cody Vaz fumbles

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. Stanford week 11 matchup. The coaching staff called on of their best games of the year, and Storm Woods was really impressive. With that said, a frigid streak by Cody Vaz and struggling line play inevitably drop the Beavers to 7-2.

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