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Good Saturday morning, Coug fans. Our Washington State Cougars are in Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers, and I’m reminded that I’ve never had a bad time in Corvallis. Sure, I’ve only been once, but man it was a great time. It was 2014 and Luke Falk was making his first career start. It was family weekend in Corvallis, and me and my fellow Cougs got some good, friendly ribbing from some Beaver dads the night before. Good times.

Let’s hope Coug fans who made the trek to Corvallis today have just as good of a time. This version of the Beavers isn’t impressive, but they do have Jonathan Smith at the helm. You’ll remember Smith as the guy whose offense has dominated WSU the past five years.

The Oregon State offense has had its flashes, but its defense.....yeesh. It’s not good, and we all know what WSU’s offense is capable of.

Let’s review this week’s lead up to tonight’s game:

I know OSU’s rush defense is awful. But Mike Leach is Mike Leach and I can’t see him deviating from his traditional offensive philosophy. As Michael pointed out on Twitter, it wouldn’t be farfetched to think the Beavers’ defense will mirror that of Montana State’s last year:

I still want Gardner Minshew to tear it up. Let’s set some records.

Three Bold Predictions

Still looking for my first W with these. Will it happen tonight? Doubtful!

  1. Tay Martin will score four touchdowns.
  2. WSU will have five takeaways.
  3. Gardner Minshew will throw for more than 600 yards.

As you can see, I’m high on the Air Raid attack.


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