Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/11/12
What will 2012 have in store? Do the Beavers have any fight in them? 3-9. That’s the Oregon St. Beavers record from just a season ago; a season so riddled with failures that OSU’s enemies from down south barely uttered any semblance of trash talk because, well, the wounds were deep enough. A home loss to Sacramento State (an FCS team who hadn’t beaten an FBS school since 2002), a 35-0 drubbing at Wisconsin and a 49-21 beat down at the hands of the rival Oregon Ducks were debilitating, at best, and showed how easily a team can go from conference competitor, to PAC-12 doormat, in just one season. So needless to say, the Oregon State football team has a lot to prove this year. More than just a tall hill to climb, it’s more akin to Mt. Everest, the Beavers need to not only achieve some of the modest goals they’ve set for themselves, but shock the country with the type of football they put on display this year. How can they do that, you ask? By living up to these five fearless predictio...
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