September 21, 2007

Beavs look for first win in Tempe since 1969

Riley vs. Erickson: Part Two gets underway this weekend at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. While Mike Riley and the Beavers came away with a 38-0 victory over Dennis Erickson and Co. last season, don't expect such a lopsided result this time around.

That's because Erickson is no longer at the helm of the hapless Idaho Vandals. After one year in Moscow, he left for Arizona State. As a result, don't expect Oregon State to roll past ASU like it did last season either, a 44-10 drubbing at Reser Stadium.

No question about it, the playing field has evened considerably and it doesn't help the Beavers haven't beat the Sun Devils on their home field since 1969, before ASU was a member of the Pac-10. They, however, are trying to move beyond that fact.

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