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Inside Slant: Oregon State vs. WSU

LB RUEBEN ROBINSON

IT WASN'T so long ago that Oregon State was dominating the series against Washington State. The Beavers won five of six meetings ending in 2009, the last three of those by scores of 52-17, 66-13 and 42-10. Then came last season.

The Cougars posted a 31-14 victory, which ultimately cost OSU (5-7) a seventh consecutive bowl game. The teams meet again Saturday in Seattle, and this time around, the Cougars (3-3, 1-2) are favored over the Beavers (1-5, 1-2). "It's a tale of the two records," OSU coach Mike Riley said of the perceived changes in the series. "It's exactly what it is right now, with the way they've been...

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