Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/8/12
It has been a crazy football season for the Oregon State Beavers. Mike Riley's team has experienced dizzying ups and downs and twists and turns, most recently, a dreadful loss against Washington that wrecked their undefeated season. That loss is, however, the only loss, stunningly, of the current campaign. The Beavers are the 11th ranked team in the land, fighting for a berth in the Bowl Championship Series and a program defining year. One hiccup from the Beavers, that fitful night in Seattle, hasn't sunk the BCS ship. Two losses and the Beavers have a chance to stay afloat. Three losses is checkmate on BCS dreams. It's that simple. Not making a BCS game would be short of a catastrophe, but a definite shame in this rebound season. The chance to make the Rose Bowl, or a Fiesta Bowl, it doesn't come around often. It's been a wild ride so far in 2012. But from the craziness, we meet opportunity, and Oregon State needs to seize the moment. It's certainly has been quite the football s...
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