Saturday night, we had a great opportunity to scout 2 upcoming shortly Oregon State opponents when Washington State visited Boise State. The Broncos won that one 31-28, leading all the way, but also holding on when the Cougars rallied late, with Luke Falk, who had his usual spectacular game (55 of 71 for 480 yards & 4 touchdowns) throwing 2 4th quarter touchdowns.
But despite out-gaining Boise St. by 100 yards, the Cougs Cuoged it, mostly due to more game and clock mis-management by coach Mike Leach that prevented Washington St. at least getting the game into overtime.
Boise St. will be the next Idaho team to come to Reser after this coming Saturday’s 2 PM home opener against Idaho State (The Cougs will come in a month later, on Oct. 29, for OSU Homecoming), and we now know the starting time for the Sept. 24 Bronco game.
Kickoff will come shortly after 12:30 PM, as Fox Sports 1 has selected the game for their prime early afternoon tv slot, and national coverage. It’s great exposure, especially considering the recent history for the Beavers, and the Pac-12 (consider that 40% of the conference’s contests were still in progress at 2 AM Sunday on the East Coast this past weekend). Oregon State hasn’t played consecutive home day games since the Civil War and the rescheduled Nicholls St. game at the end of the 2012 season.