NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson preview this weeks game between the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks ended their 2011 season by winning their first Rose Bowl since 1917 and return a bevy of players on the offensive and defensive side of the ball that give them a talented, veteran base to build a special 2012 season from. Marcus Mariota welcome to Pac 12 football.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Nicholls St. Colonels in NCAA football week 1 action. After last season’s embarrassing opening loss to Sacramento St., expect Mike Riley to go all out in this one. Sean Mannion will have free reign on offense, while an aggressive defense brings the heat. Hopefully no surprises in this one!
Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the BYU Cougars in NCAA football week 1 action. He feels Jeff Tuel should be able to run the new look Mike Leach offense with enough success to put the required points on the board to win the game. Big question though is can the defense make enough stops to give the Cougars of Washington State the win?