26.Oct.2015 Oregon State @ Utah Preview
This could be a rough one.
I don’t see the Beavs being able to stop Booker or Wilson running the ball. The Beavs simply tackle too high and without intensity, though they are carrying some defensive momentum (17 points over 6 quarters is a positive). On the flip side, Utah are a bit overrated — they looked very small and slow vs USC — but they do play with defensive intensity that OSU can’t match. I can see Utah putting up 300 yards on the ground and getting over a handful of sacks if Mitchell is the QB.
The Beavs shot at an upset will be through turnovers and special teams. The mix of Mitchell and Collins is a wildcard, and I don’t know what to expect from that. In the pre-season I thought this was a 50/50 game, but now you have to think Utah by a margin.