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Monday, September 20, 2010
Oregon State's got the 'blues'

By Ted Miller

Oregon State is hoping that seeing a lot of blue this week will help it see red on the blue turf at No. 3 Boise State on Saturday.

The Beavers were in the process Monday of painting one of their practice fields blue, an obvious attempt to mimic the shockingly bright blue turf at Boise State's Bronco Stadium.

Oregon State blue field
Oregon State painted its practice field this week to prepare for Boise State.
"It's kind of purpley," sports information director Steve Fenk said of the half-finished process.

Fenk said in order to make the green field look as blue as possible, it had to be painted white first.

The Beavers won't practice on the field until Tuesday.  Oregon State's scout team also will wear blue jerseys this week.

Most opponents leave Boise singing the blues. The Broncos are riding a 44-game home winning streak, which includes a 2006 defeat of the Beavers. Since 1999, they are 56-1 in regular-season home games.

ESPN's "College GameDay" will broadcast from Broncos Stadium on Saturday morning.