December 1, 2006

Beavers face tough challenge in Hawaii

On Saturday in Hawaii, Oregon State looks to complete the longest regular season
schedule ever. Thirteen games makes for a long season when you consider the weekly
practice schedule, travel, and wear and tear on the body, but Oregon State already
knows they will be taking it one game further by becoming bowl eligible two weeks
ago at Stanford, and already accepting a bid to play in El Paso at the Sun Bowl.
What should the Beavers expect when they face the Warriors on Saturday night? takes a look at the key match-ups in what could be an exciting,
high scoring game.

The Warriors come into the game with two early season losses to Alabama (first
game and played in Alabama) and a third game loss to Boise State, again on the
road. The rest of the season has pretty much been a steam-rolling of WAC opponents
as Hawaii's quarterback, Colt Brennan has run rough shot over the competition.

Brennan has pretty much been the story of the season, but hasn't received as
much talk east of the islands (maybe that is because they play so late!) He
has put up astronomical numbers including a qb efficiency rating of 186.68 and
season stats that include 51 touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing
336 out of 467 passes for 4929 yards. Oregon State quarterback, Matt Moore
recently said, "he (Brennan) should be spoken with the great quarterbacks
of the country because his production speaks for itself. He is athletic and
can throw the ball. He has a real knowledge of what to do with the ball in that

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