19.Nov.2011 Washington @ Oregon State (Game Day)
This game is fairly predictable. The Beavs give up almost 200 yards per game on the ground, and Washington has a solid RB, Chris Polk. They'll hand it off 30+ times if the game allows. It might not, though. The Huskies start Nick Montana at QB. Obviously I haven't seen Montana's progress over the past two years, but his HS game film was pedestrian back when he committed. Mark Banker's game plan should be simple: stack the box, make Montana win the game.
If Banker has the sense to do that, I think the Beavs win this game for two reasons:
- Washington's defense is porous. Mannion should have a fun day.
- James Rodgers will have the team fired up for his last home game.
Beavs are looking at a 10 loss season if they drop this one. It would be their first since 1995. Vegas has the line at -2, Washington, but I think that's a (rare) epic fail on their part. This is an ideal match up for the Beavs.
31-21, good guys.