Found September 27, 2013 on
Oregon Sports News:
Much has been written (and even more has been said) about Oregon State’s defense through these first four weeks. They need to evolve with modern schemes. It’s time for defensive coordinator Mark Banker to go. They can’t stop mobile quarterbacks. The criticisms are completely warranted.
Currently, the Beavers are allowing over 35 points a game, which places them 108th out of 125 FBS teams. While they are giving up 432 total yards of offense per game, the interesting numbers show up when the passing and rushing yards are separated. Oregon State gives up an acceptable 145 yards per game on the ground, which places them a middling number 52 of the 125 FBS teams. Through the air is where the problems lie, as they allow 287 passing yards per game. In this category, they rank 109th out of the 125 FBS teams.
But is the defense as a whole the issue, or can we look back to the four games played thus far and find some common thread of inability?
Week 1 vs. Eastern Washington:
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Oregon State’s starting running back Storm Woods will not play Saturday against Colorado as he is still recovering from a concussion he suffered two weeks ago. He has returned to practice however, making him likely to play against Washington State in two weeks after the bye.
Fantasy Outlook: Obviously, Woods is a no go this week for your lineups. However, if you are looking for...
Neither Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre nor Oregon State coach Mike Riley are sure what they'll see on Saturday from the Buffaloes.
Colorado won its first two games under new head coach MacIntyre. But then deadly flooding around Boulder earlier this month forced the cancellation of a home game against Fresno State.
The players chipped in with the recovery efforts before a bye...
OREGON STATE EXPLODED in the second half in their 44-17 win over Colorado. But for 29 minutes in the first half, it was the defense, Sean Mannion and Brandin Cooks who kept things if not rolling, moving forward.
IF A HIGH-SCORING AFFAIR materializes between Oregon State and Colorado on Saturday, and many are predicting exactly that because of the way the respective offenses and defenses have played, two receivers are likely to be at the forefront.
THE BEAVER D spent the first half shutting down Colorado. The Oregon State offense moved the ball at will through two quarters, but didn't have a lot to show for it until the final moments of the second quarter.