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How big is Stanford game for Beavs?

CORVALLIS – Remember when Mike Riley said Wisconsin was the Super Bowl? So what does that make the titanic tilt (TV: Fox, 12 p.m.) against Stanford on Saturday? This is a winner-take-all type of game – and OSU is a four point underdog. Ol' Mo will be walking a thin line over Stanford Stadium on Saturday. A stat laden sheet of paper does little to explain how evenly matched these two squads are.

This game will likely be a toss-up until the last few minutes of the fourth quarter. No. 11 Oregon State (7-1, 5-1) has played six additional games since Wisconsin, winning all but one. Now they take on the No.14 ranked Stanford Cardinal (7-2, 5-1) in Palo Alto. A Beaver win means Riley and Co. walk away with a boost in the BCS rankings and momentum aplenty heading into the last two bouts of...

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