07.Oct.2013 Oregon State @ Washington State
Before getting into the game, I was wondering if anyone has 3 Civil War tickets they can part with–if so, shoot me an email. The lady and I are thinking about coming up (have a friend in Portland who wants to come, too), as I’ve never seen a game at Autzen.
Regarding Washington State. I watched them vs Stanford but missed the Cal game. Vs Standford Halliday looked bad, but his numbers vs Cal were incredible. I wish I saw the game so I could say if that’s due to Cal sucking or Halliday having a Matt Moore ’06 moment. What I saw vs Stanford was a guy who could move around a little, but had poor accuracy and timing. The reason I am focusing on Halliday is I think Saturday’s contest comes down to Washington State’s offense. I think their D will be okay (Eastern Washington had 6 ex-Cougars on their team, and we know what they did..). Deone Buchanan is a beast, and the D played with intensity even while being pushed around by Stanford. They won’t shut down OSU, but I think they hold them around 30 points. Can the Cougs score more than that vs our bad, but [possibly] improving, defense? I’d be curious to hear from those who watched the Cal game. Is Washington State for real? I didn’t see a pushover vs Stanford. The early forecast is rain on Saturday, so that might be a factor as well.
Oregon State 30, Washington State 28