EVEN A casual Oregon State would know who our Freshman of the Year is, but our MVP pick, or should we say MVP picks, might surprise you. Plus, the Unsung Hero Award, Mr. Steady, the Warrior Award and plenty more honors and accolades inside. Don't agree with the picks or have a memory/story about a player's performance this year? Make your thoughts known on the BF.C message boards.
January 5, 2009
EVERYONE KNOWS about Sammie. And it's not as if there isn't a lot of ink being splashed around the names of Kristick, Quizz, Hughes, Morales, Afalava and a host of other standouts with OSU two wins from the Rose Bowl. But Oregon State's latest victory hammered home a central point -- there are a number of Beaver playmakers, just off center stage, integral to this season's Pac-10 leading charge.
November 21, 2008
AS THE SAYING goes, the offense gets the glory in scoring the points, but you win with defense. And the d-line unit will play a very big role in deciding whether OSU puts together yet another heady, finishing run and match that of the last two years. During this bye week and as the Beavs enter the final regular season stretch, a closer look at the stop corps -- starting with the defensive line.
October 22, 2008
"ONCE MORE UNTO the breach, dear friends, once more." Shakespeare must have been a fan of the Beavers. And how do you explain a team that not once, not twice but possibly thrice will pull off a turnaround as stunning as what looks to be coming once more in 2008? Oh sure, we're getting ahead of ourselves. But is there anyone out there who doesn't think it's going to happen?
October 15, 2008
THERE WAS ACTUALLY slight hiccup along the way but Oregon State dominated on both sides of the ball both before and after, and dispatched Washington State 66-13 in Corvallis. The Beavs outgained the Cougars by a margin of 4-to-1 in the first half, and yet it was still a game at the break. But two third quarter strikes put an end any doubt about who would come out on top. And OSU kept on rolling.
October 11, 2008
THE STATISTICS PAINT a vastly different picture than the final score. Despite giving up three sacks, the offense had advantages in first downs, total yardage, turnovers and time of possession, but the last two minutes and 18 seconds was hell for the Beaver defense.
October 5, 2008
CORVALLIS--Finally! It was full pads on Tuesday, the first time the sweet sounds of pads and helmets cracking together echoed across the Willamette Valley. OSU has seen few injuries so far but on Tuesday one of the running backs got dinged up -- fortunately according to Mike Riley, the preliminary outlook was positive. Meanwhile, Keith Pankey had a nice day, there's audio from Riley and much more.
August 5, 2008