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Mike Riley going with blue practice field to prepare for Boise State

In preparation for the trip to Boise, Oregon State head coach Mike Riley has decided to paint the Beavers’ practice field blue.

Boise State head coach Chris Petersen joked today, "Perfect. We've got them right where we want them if they're painting their field."

Mike Riley said, “Our guys know enough about Boise State to know this is going to be (difficult), even before they start watching film. They are so efficient offensively, and defensively you combine their fundamentals with the passion they play with and it’s very impressive.”

“You’ve got to keep your hands around the game,” Riley said. “You can’t let it get away like that. If they punch you, you’ve got to counterpunch. If they get a stop on defense, we have to get a stop on defense. If they score, we have to score.”

We have the video below, so you can see the field painting process.

ESPN’s College GameDay crew will broadcast LIVE from Boise. Kick-off is set for 8 pm EST on ABC. 

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