Tonight, my most-favoritist college football team, the Oregon State University Beavers, kick off the 2008 season, with a matchup against the Stanford Cardinal.
The Beavers graduated several key players on both sides of the ball after last season, but are expected to be strong in the secondary, which may well hold them in games, until the offensive line gels and the quarterback situation settles itself. Watch for the Rodgers brothers to make some loud noises for the Beaver offense. This could be a fun team to watch. Stanford, coming off a down season, should be improved under Coach Jim Harbaugh, whose son is a student assistant for Oregon State. This could turn out to be a pretty tough game and the Beavers better not get caught looking past Stanford to Penn State next week(I'll be at the Penn State game. My first time seeing the Beavers live in several years!). My prediction for tonight: Beavers 23 Stanford 13.
Game time tonight is 8p.m. CDT on ESPN2.