Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 10/1/13
This past Saturday, while making my usual game day journey from southern Oregon to Corvallis, I found myself wondering about the current state of the Oregon State Beavers. They had posted three wins to only one loss going into their second conference game of the season, a record that sounded more impressive than it felt, considering they had been only a few plays away from anything between 1-3 and 4-0. Only the Hawaii game had been a convincing win, which could be attributed more to Hawaii being dismal than Oregon State being good. The opponent visiting Reser Stadium was the 2-0 Colorado Buffaloes. They had only played two games going into the fifth week of the season due to a scheduled bye week coupled with a home date against Fresno State that was cancelled as a result of the flooding currently rampaging through Boulder. The Buffaloes were rested, presumably healthy, and coming off two wins in which they displayed their own version of the Mannion-to-Cooks combination that has been
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