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Oregon State vs. Boise State Preview

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How will the Beavers stack up against the Broncos?

NCAA Football: Washington State at Boise State
Can the Beavers take down Boise?
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The Boise State Broncos are coming to Corvallis this weekend and it will be a big test for the Beavers. The Beavers are starting as 14 point underdogs and Boise State is coming off of a close win against Washington State two weeks ago.

Boise is looking very good offensively, especially the passing game. They are averaging 552 total yards of offense in the first two games and if Oregon State is not prepared, that streak will continue. The Beavers’ secondary has shown leaps of improvement so far, given it was against lesser talent, but they will have to have their best game of this young season. On the ground the Broncos have not done a lot, only rushing for a total of 281 yards thus far. As long as OSU does not fall asleep on run plays they should be able to keep Boise’s running backs at bay.

Where Oregon State has the advantage is the passing game. Boise State gives up 333 passing yards per game, and the Beavers will need to take advantage of that if they want put up a lot of points. Darell Garretson is going to need to gather the troops and get some stronger performances out of his receivers for this game. Boise only gives up 60.5 yards rushing per game thus far, and Oregon State will look to break that wide open.

This looks to be an intense matchup as Boise is right there with San Diego State at the top of the Mountain West Conference, and Oregon State is a team looking to take a big step this season. There is no doubt it will be competitive and that Reser Stadium will be absolutely rocking. The Beavers have a tough task ahead of them, are they up for the challenge?