14.Oct.2015 Oregon State @ Washington State — Pregame
ESPN has a respectable writeup on the game. I don’t have any profound insight on this game.
My general feeling is the Oregon’s defense might be worse than Oregon State’s so I’m not taking much stock from that game, WSU might experience a let down after that win, and the Beavs have the coaching advantage.
Luke Falk has played well, but my personal feeling is every Pac-12 team is overrated, and he hasn’t played any good defenses yet. They are all mediocre, so his numbers are inflated. We see every week an “unexpected” loss or under performance. None of this should be new. So the Beavs could and should be right in the mix on Saturday.
The Beavs are at a mental crossroads. Some players have bought in, some haven’t, and some are checking out because times are tough. GA should use the next few weeks to see who quits and pull their scholarships. The less dead weight from the Riley era the better.
All that being said, I marked this game as a win in the pre-season, and I am sticking to that since I am 5-0 on the year. I don’t have any good reason after seeing both teams play last week, but I just can’t shake the feeling that the unexpected always seems to happen, and up until a few weeks ago everyone thought Leach and WSU were garbage + the Beavs had a better program. I’m not going to let a handful of games change that, but rather, I’d like to see WSU do it on the field before conceding the Beavs are the new bottom feeders.