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Dawgman.com Predictions: Oregon State Beavers

Most of the time the guys from Dawgman.com are unanimous in their thinking when it comes to predictions; every once in a while there's a week that splits opinion. This week is not one of those weeks. Washington (4-6, 2-5) travels to Corvallis in search of a much-needed win, and all the Dawgman guys think they'll get it Saturday afternoon.

Patrick Thrapp - Numbers Guru (6-4):

As many can probably tell I am not very good at this wordsmithing a prediction; probably not much better in the prognostication part either. This week I suspect we will all pick the Huskies to win. The Beavers just haven't looked that good this year.  It takes them nine more plays on average to score 7 points, 26 to our 17. The more remarkable area where I noticed a big difference was the number of players in the top-50 of any statistic.  We have 19 players ranked 50 or higher, they have just three.  With that, this team should win.  I'd say we win with no problem, but consistency is still a big issue for our DAWGs.

Prediction: Washington 35-13



Luke Mounger - Intern Extraordinaire (4-6):

After two tough losses, the Huskies find themselves facing two must-win games. First up is an Oregon State team that is winless in conference play. They have the worst run defense in the conference, as well as the Pac-12's lowest scoring offense. Give the importance of the game to the Huskies, they should take care of business. Success moving the ball, especially on the ground, and a solid defensive effort will elevate the Huskies to a comfortable victory.

Prediction: Washington 27-10



Jay Torrell - Sports Washington/Scout.com (7-3):

Based on the talent returning I thought four wins were realistic, five wins would be considered a success, six wins (bowl eligible) would be a huge success and seven wins would make me want to fast forward the off-season to get the 2016 year started. This team has far exceeded my expectations, so much so, it created a massive sense of disappointment at so many failed opportunities to make this a break out season. Regardless of the results of the final two games, I'm more convinced than ever that this team will be a force in the years to come and I'm targeting 2017 as the year the Dawgs return to the Top-10. I'm all in with Coach Pete. 

Prediction: Washington 34-13



Chris Fetters - Editor (6-4):

Last week was a bad matchup for Washington's defense, but they nearly proved me wrong in the first half. They came out with energy and were able to protect Jake Browning. This weekend is clearly a MUCH more favorable matchup for the Huskies on offense, and as a result they will put those missed opportunities in the desert in the end zone this time. It won't quite be like it was in 2013, but should be comfortable nonetheless. 

Prediction: Washington 42-13 



Scott Eklund - Recruiting Editor (5-5):

This one all comes down to UW and how motivated they are. If they are flat after their meltdown in the desert last weekend, Oregon State could wind up beating them, but if the Dawgs come out focused and take care of business, expect them to find their way to a multi-touchdown win. I think Chris Petersen and his staff will have the troops ready to go for this one.

Prediction: Washington 35-13



Kim Grinolds - CEO (6-4):

After a disappointing loss in the desert, Washington now has their backs against the wall. They need to win to be bowl eligible. Look for Jake Browning to be on fire early. Look for Myles Gaskin to have a big game as well. Dawgs roll. 

Prediction: Washington 42-17


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