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Canfield shines in Beavers' spring game

CORVALLIS — Sean Canfield completed 17 of 30 passes for 224 yards as the Black team beat the White team, 20-14, in Oregon State's spring game Saturday.

The annual game marking the end of spring drills, was played in front of 6,796 fans at Reser Stadium.

Lyle Moevao, a sophomore competing with Canfield for the starting quarterback job, was 13-of-28 for 128 yards and a touchdown for the White squad.

The Beavers, coming off a 10-4 season and a win in the Sun Bowl, held out several players as a precaution, including starters Yvenson Bernard, Derrick Doggett, Alan Darlin, Roy Schuening and Jeff Van Orsow.

The Black team went up 20-0 in the first half.

Running back Clinton Polk scored on a 70-yard shovel pass to make it 7-0, and linebacker Bryant Cornell ripped the ball away from Moevao and ran it back 42 yards for another score.

Alexis Serna also kicked field goals of 45 and 54 yards for the Black team.

Senior quarterback Ryan Gunderson led the White team on a 14-play, 70-yard drive to open the second half for a score.

Patrick Fuller led all rushers with 46 yards on 10 carries for the Black team. Polk had 31 yards on nine carries.

Morales, a junior transfer from College of Canyons, had four catches for 71 yards. Camp had four catches for 54 yards.

Walk-on Aaron Nichols had four catches for 57 for the Black team. Oregon State coach Mike Riley announced team captains for the 2007 season before the game. Bernard, Doggett, Darlin, Van Orsow and Sammie Stroughter were chosen by team vote.

The Beavers have been wearing a "VT" logo on their helmets to honor victims of the Virginia Tech shootings. Before the game a moment of silence was observed and the OSU band played the Virginia Tech fight song.

Oregon State’s Keenan Lewis, left, attempts to catch a pass Saturday as Tim Clark defends during the Beavers’ spring game. - AP