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How to Beat Oregon State

David Shaw called the 2012 version of Oregon State the "quintessential Mike Riley-coached team." The Beavers, whose one weakness seems to be offensive line depth, are remarkably balanced.

Their defense performs similarly to Stanford's, ranking fifth in the nation against the run and preying on errant passes to the tune of 14 interceptions. The Beavers' offense, which is more speed-oriented than the Cardinal's, presents defensive headaches. Here are the main ingredients to Stanford success: Kevin Hogan: Play Within Yourself No. 8's play is a tantalizing -- yet frightening -- wild...

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