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No bye week rust for Beavs under Riley

No bye week rust for Beavs under Riley

A BYE WEEK is a chance to heal, get the younger guys some snaps, hit the recruiting trail -- and of course extra time to prepare for the next game. Not a bad thing when the next opponent is the No. 6 ranked team in all the land. But at OSU under Mike Riley, the Beavers have enjoyed considerable success following a bye. Here's closer look at the Riley-led Beavs coming off a bye week plus more...

In Mike Riley's two stints at OSU, the Beaver are 9-3 when coming off a bye week. Narrow that to the last five years and Oregon State has gone 7-0 in games coming off a bye week. (The Beavs had two byes each of the past two seasons). And the Beavs have a familiar foe scheduled. Coming off the first bye week of the season in 2008, the Beavs came out with their collective hair on fire against No...

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