Beaver offense tallies four touchdowns in scrimmage
CORVALLIS — The Oregon State offense generated four touchdowns in the second scrimmage of the spring practice session on a wet day at Reser Stadium Saturday.
For the day, the offense accounted for 406 total yards during the 87-play drill.
"Well, it's kind of funny how it works — today really resembled how practice has been going with the offense and defense taking turns," said coach Mike Riley. "Overall, a lot of football today. When they get to play that much, they get to learn about game situations."
Junior running back Patrick Fuller posted several of the highlights of the day and finished with 95 yards on 13 carries. He had runs of 36 and 24 yards and capped a drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. Sophomore Tony Carrasco added 35 yards on the ground on 16 carries with a score, freshman Michael Sorem collected 28 yards on 10 attempts and senior Andy Stewart had 12 yards on four attempts.
"Considering we didn't have Yv (Yvenson Bernard), Clinton (Polk) and Micah (Strickland), it was a good day for the backs," said Riley. "They ran hard. Part of the reason we went as long as we did today was I have a big job getting down to 105 guys for fall camp. Right now we are way over that number. This is a great chance for us to evaluate and see where guys are."
Sophomore quarterback Sean Canfield opened the scrimmage by taking a mostly first-team offense down the field for a 16-play, 70-yard touchdown drive. He found senior receiver Anthony Brown (formerly Wheat-Brown) in the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown pass. Canfield finished the day completing 6 of 12 passes for 65 yards and the one score.
Lyle Moevao was 4 of 6 for 109 yards on the day and guided the team on a 12-play, 70-yard scoring drive.
Senior Ryan Gunderson was 5 of 11 for 62 yards, and redshirt freshman Brennan Sim was 9 of 14 for 68 yards.