The Oregon State football team scrimmaged for the second and last time before the season opener on Tuesday.
It was an hour workout after the usual hour of drills. Special teams were mixed in, so it was game-like. Read my full report in Wednesday's GT here.
"Last week's scrimmage was pretty clean, while this one had a lot of penalties," coach Mike Riley said. "There were a lot of offsides and holding penalties. It's all about cleanup now. It's more detail to work on."
Many of the starters were rested such as CB Jordan Poyer, CB Rashaad Reynolds, WR Obum Gwacham and WR Markus Wheaton.
The offense moved the ball again. Both QBs, Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz, looked good. There were a lot of passes to the TEs but spread around, too. Check out Mannion's interview at the bottom of the blog.
WR Richard Mullaney (2 catches, 41 yards) and WR Kevin Cummings (3-20) looked good. Cummings, however, hurt his elbow.
There was a running game as RB Storm Woods was the most productive with nine carries for 52 yards and two TDs. Malcolm Agnew and Terron Ward had four carries each.
Riley still won't say who the starter is going to be, but his top two is the same. Reading between the lines its Woods and Agnew with Jordan Jenkins potentially used on third downs.
The defense looked much better by getting in on sacks and breaking up passes. Mannion was 15 of 20 for 160 yards, while Vaz was 12 of 16 for 190 yards and two TDs.
The big worry is the kicking game. PK Trevor Romaine missed two of four of his kicks. They were technically PATs, but they were further back from 35 (wide right), 40 (good), 42 (wide left) and 42 (good).
And on some scholarship book keeping, the two players who quit this week can not be replaced with scholarship guys because they started practice. So the Beavers can only carry 83 scholarship players this year.
That Beavers are at 80 scholarships. Riley said he plans to give walk-ons RB Clayton York, DE Devon Kell and CB Brian Watkins scholarships this season.