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Banker's D stands tall in win over Cal

ROBERSON AND BEAVER D SHUT DOWN CAL & SHANE VEREEN

CORVALLIS–Head man Mike Riley gets a lot of credit for the success of the Beavs, and deservedly so. But fans need to realize how vital his coordinators are to his success. And Riley would be the first to tell you that d-coordinator Mark Banker has saved him from defeat more than a few times. On Saturday for the Beaver D, it wasn't so much about saving the game, it was about winning it outright.

What a difference a bye makes. Two weeks ago against Washington, fans complained that coordinator Mark Banker's defense looked woeful. But this Saturday, in the confines of Reser Stadium, Oregon State fans saw what kind of adjustments Banker can make with a bye week. And the Beavers simply pummeled the California Bears from start to finish on that side of the ball. The Beavers came out from the...

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