One of the things to watch out for is Oregon State throwing deep, they write. The Beavers rank 40th in the nation in long passing plays, with a combined 82 passing plays of at least 20 yards, and 21 that are at least 40 yards. Addicted to Quack:
With the secondary for Oregon also being a question mark the Beavers need to take advantage of this and get some explosion plays. The Beavers have Markus Wheaton, a Beaver I've thought was awesome since he first started, and Brandin Cooks, who make up a tandem that parallels USC's Marqise Lee and Robert Woods in terms of production.
On offense, a key for the Ducks will be the running game. Since running for 321 yards against USC, Kenjon Barner has averaged just 65.5 yards in the last two games. He had a 7.2 yards-per-carry average coming out of the USC game, but has managed just 3.2 ypc since. Addicted to Quack points out the solution might not before Barner to find his legs:
De'Anthony Thomas looked phenomenal running the football, averaging 6.1 yards a carry. The coaches have to make a much better effort making sure that De'Anthony Thomas gets more touches throughout the course of a game.
Thomas had only seven carries against Stanford. The full post contains much more on what both teams need to do to win, so don't miss it.