The trouble with Oregon State's loss to Cal was its one-sidedness. At home, the Beavers shouldn't be getting blown out like that.
Are they that bad? We'll know more Saturday. Washington State can take a nice step toward a bowl berth with a victory in Corvallis. So could the Beavers, who should be able to muscle up well to the Cougars in all aspects.
This one should be close. The team that executes best probably will win. Washington State has big-play possibilities, and the Oregon State defense has to rise to the occasion if Reser Stadium is to be a happy place for Beaver faithful Saturday night.
The pick: Washington State 27, Oregon State 24