The Oregon State Beavers are getting better. No doubt they let one slip away on Oahu Saturday night but they are a better football team. Hard to see that after they let a potential victory slip out of their hands at Aloha Stadium. A few....I repeat....a few of the players lost focus and it cost them a potential road win. Key penalties in the third quarter and a loss of poise by a couple of the players helped the Beavers end up on the short end of the 31-28 loss. The players all blame themselves and say Hawaii had little to do with the loss. Isaiah Hodgins told me it was a self-inflicted loss and he puts some of the blame on his shoulders. Jonathan Smith was very upset after the game and let the players know it. He was matter of fact but honest in his post-game scrum with reporters afterwards. Thank you beaversedge.com for the video.