Oregon State vs. Boise State Preview

Tomorrow’s match up between Boise State and Oregon State should prove to be an interesting one. First off, the Broncos beat OSU 53-34 last year on the Blue Turf. Oregon State is coming off a 41-14 Victory to Portland State. Boise State, on the other hand, Is coming off a 48-13 walloping from 13th ranked Georgia, which knocked them clear out of the polls. Side note…. Here are some notable teams that didn’t make the AP 25 and the amount of points they recieved….

Oregon 119
Boise State 31
Oregon State 6

Here’s the full Pac-10 Breakdown:

USC #1 1621
Arizona State #15 553
California #16 514
Oregon 119
UCLA 23
Arizona 10
Oregon State 6

Hmm… Lets show em’ how its done. Anyway…

The last time Boise State played in Corvallis, they saw their all-time longest winning streak snapped at 13 games as Oregon State handed the Broncos a 26-24 loss. Oregon State leads the series 3-1. Here are some good quotes:

“Our defense has a lot of pride,” Oregon State coach Mike Riley said. “They remember that score. I think our guys feel like they owe them one.” – OSU head coach Mike Riley

“Last year I remember sitting on the bench at the end of the fourth quarter and telling one of my teammates, ‘Only 365 days until this game starts over,’ ” – OSU safety Sabby Piscitelli

Last year the teams combined for 961 yards (BSU 492, OSU 469), two years ago it was 943 (OSU 562, BSU 381). OSU has outscored BSU 24-0 in the first quarter of the last two games, while BSU has outscored OSU 37-6 in the second quarter. This should be an interesting stat to watch.
BSU senior receiver Cole Clasen is a former receiver at Oregon State. Clasen lettered 2001-2003 after entering the program as a walkon. He not only started at receiver for part of his career, but also was a standout special teams performer. He is listed as a starter by BSU this week. Clasen transferred to BSU after the Beavs’ 2004 loss to LSU.
Here are some other notes on the game: For the second straight week Oregon State will set an attendance record as Reser is sold out and will be at its full capacity at 43,300. The Beavers also have a 19-game non-conference home winning streak. Boise State has never defeated a BCS school on the road, and hasn’t opened with back to back road games since 1977.
See you at the game! 

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