Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/21/13
Kicking things off with a bang Eastern Washington (0-0) at No. 25 Oregon State (0-0) When: 6:00 PM ET, Saturday, August 31, 2013 Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon In just two weekends the Oregon State Beavers will be kicking off the 2013 football season at home against the Eastern Washington Eagles. OSU had a great start to 2012, but eventually faded out near season’s end—when the wins mattered most. With just as much talent and depth returning in 2013, Mike Riley’s squad needs to start this season out right. Looking towards the start of the season, here’s five things to expect from OSU’s first game of the 2013 season. Shutting things down on defense The Beavers were a force to reckon with on defense last year, and 2013 shouldn’t be any different. OSU features some new faces this season, including two true freshman (JUCO transfers) up the middle. But the Beavers will also see plenty of old faces return—including the devastating Scott Crichton. Eastern Washington will be Rile...
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