October 26, 2007

Stanford vs. OSU: Keys to the game

It would be significant for Jim Harbaugh and Stanford if the Cardinal could go into Corvallis and come out with a 'W'. Here's a list of keys if Stanford is going to come away with a victory over Oregon State.

1. O-line must hold up:

Oregon State blitzes and blitzes like crazy. The Beavers will go right after the quarterback and do it in different ways each game. It's important for Stanford's offensive line to hold up if there's going to be any chance of a victory.

The good news here is that Tavita Pritchard's ability to scramble will make sacking him somewhat difficult. Still, he's relatively inconsistent and the more time you give him, the better.

2. Passing yards:

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