Oregon State vs Washington
When: Saturday October 27, 10:15 p.m.
Where: Husky Stadium
TV: Pac 12 Regional
Oregon State is still looking for respect on the national scene. All they have to do is, keep winning. They have a big game against Washington Saturday night. Thanks to Cody Vaz, they have somewhat of a quarterback controversy, but Sean Mannion will be back as the starter. No matter what people say about Oregon State, their team is for real and well rounded. They are well coached and haven’t beaten themselves yet this season.
The Washington Huskies haven’t excelled they way many thought they would this year. They did get a big upset win over Stanford, but the notable victories have been few and far between. While the defense is much improved, their offense has let them down this year. The Huskies haven’t been able to put both sides of the ball out together. They are under 500 in the league, and need a victory like this, in the worst way.
This Beaver offense is lethal with the passing game. They average over 300 yards in the air and have two big play receivers. Brandin Cooks is averaging 19 yards per catch and will challenge the secondary from Washington. Sean Mannion may have some rust from the two weeks off, yet he has to produce right away for the team to continue its successful run.
Oregon State’s defense is dominant against the run. They are just as bad against the pass, so they’ll be ready for Washington to try to move it through the air. If Washington throw’s too much, look for the Beavers to get a few interceptions.
Their offense needs to play better at home. It doesn’t make sense why Keith Price is struggling so much. Look for him to have a big game on Saturday. He has eight touchdowns and eight interceptions on the season. Bishop Sankey may not have room to run, but whatever yards he can tough out will be appreciated.
The Washington Secondary will be tested early and often on Saturday. They will feed off of the home crowd to make it difficult for Sean Mannion. They should be aware of Storm Woods because he is heating up. The Huskies must create turnovers to beat Oregon State.
Oregon State is very good and will come away with the victory. Their passing game will just be too much for Washington to overcome. This game will end up being close though with some big moments in the late stages.
Oregon State 34
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