Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/22/12
Winning the battle at the line If you’re not sure what this thing is all about, check out the first in the series which details Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks. For today’s deadly Beaver tandem, we’re looking at duel defensive ends Scott Crichton and Dylan Wynn. Both players exploded on the scene in 2011 as freshmen (Wynn a true freshman, Crichton a redshirt) and have continued their heavy hitting ways into 2012. Not only have these two been instrumental in Oregon State’s stifling run defense, they also make up the cornerstones of a tough Beavers pass rush. The amazing thing is how little the Beavers go with heavy blitzes, instead relying on the ability of these two men to make plays. With how good these guys are, it’s really unfortunate that they’re just sophomores… well, at least for the rest of the Pac-12 it’s unfortunate! Scott Crichton Want to know how good Scott Crichton was as a freshman? In 2011, he led the Beavers in tackles for loss (14.5), sacks (6.0) and forced fumbles ...
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