Aaron Beach – Dawgman.com Hoops Guru: I don't think there's enough fuel in the emotional tank to carry Washington to a victory over Oregon State. I really do think that coach Sark put all his eggs in the basket with UCLA in the hopes a win could really turn things around, and with such a heartbreaking loss on the road, I think the team is ripe for a fall this weekend. In my opinion, Mike Riley is the best coach in the Pac-10, especially this time of year, and I expect the Beavers to win handily.
Oregon State 24 - Washington14
Scott Eklund – Dawgman.com Recruiting Guru: How many close losses will Washington suffer before they are able to break through and get a win? This week's daunting task is overcoming a surging Oregon State team that has the Rodgers Brothers (James and Jacquzz) to contend with on offense and a hard-hitting defense. Husky QB Jake Locker has to make better decisions in crucial situations -- something he's struggled with lately -- and RB Chris Polk will need to work his magic on the ground as well. This game will be won or lost when the Beavers have the ball. If the Huskies can limit the big plays and tighten up in the redzone they have a shot. I just think Oregon State will have a few more than Washington though.
Oregon State 30 - Washington 20
Molly Waldron – Intern Extraordinaire: The Huskies have yet to win on the road and nothing tells me that they can turn that around this weekend if they couldn't last Saturday against a weak UCLA team. Oregon State has proven their ability to score against any defense as well as make it difficult for opposing offenses to make it to the red zone. All I hope for is for Jake Locker to avoid another neck injury so he can prepare to completely dominate the Washington State Cougars in two weeks.
Oregon State 39 – Washington 24
David Samek – Dawgman: Oregon State used to be the joke of the conference. It wasn't that long ago that the team with the Halloween colors was an automatic "W" on the schedule. No more. These Beavers hit like a ton of bricks, rush the ball with ferocity, and they have a lefty quarterback that has deft touch and a strong arm. The Rogers Brothers will be too much for a porous Husky defense to contain. Oregon State will score early and often as Coach Steve Sarkisian leaves Corvallis still in search of his first Pac 10 win.
Oregon State 41 – Washington 21
Chris Fetters – Editor in Chief: Anyone who has followed Mike Riley's Oregon State Beavers know that by the time the Black Bandits of Benton County hit the month of November, they've got things running on a high idle. Nothing has changed, as they just took care of California on the road easily, while UW lost a very winnable game at UCLA. This is a game where the teams seem to be heading in different directions, and that's not a good thing for UW.
Oregon State 35 – Washington 21
Kim Grinolds – Business Operations: After a huge win last week, I expect a little bit of a let down from the Beavers this week. Another close game for UW? Absolutely. Expect Washington to keep it close until the 4th quarter, but OSU pulls away at the end.
OSU 30 - UW 17
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