Grool's keys to the game

It's not often that you feel a sense of relief when an undefeated team comes into town, but Washington State is untested thus far and Oregon State feels that they have a real shot at sending the Cougars home with their tails between their legs. Let's look at what the Beavs need to do in order to take the victory.

1. COVER SOMEBODY!
The Cougars have two very good receivers in Michael Bumpus and Jason Hill, the OSU cornerbacks will not get a rest as Alex Brink attempts to make  the same guys pay who have been paying all season.

Look for OSU to change up the personnel more often this game in an effort to find a solid combination in the defensive backfield.

 

2. Keep Moore off his back
The look out block has been a staple this year for Oregon State who have allowed an ungodly amount of sacks through
the first four games. It is important that the linemen keep the WSU defensive line off of Moore giving him time to air it out to Mike Hass and Josh Hawkins.

 

3. Get Bernard the ball early and establish the run
The Beavers did a nice job of running the ball against Arizona State and I would love to see that balance continue.  A balanced attack means Hass sees less double coverage and it forces the opposing linebackers and cornerbacks to respect the play action more.

 

I am feeling this one...uncharacteristic prediction - Beavs 38 Coogs 17

Grool can be reached at grool@beaverfootball.com.


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