Doctor's pick

Michael Doctor set up an OSU touchdown with a first-quarter interception at Stanford. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Although the Beavers had some issues on defense in the 38-14 loss at Stanford, they did come away with two interceptions.

Michael Doctor’s pick and 15-yard return to the Stanford 5 set up a touchdown run by Chris Brown on the first play to tie the game at 7-7.

OSU defensive coordinator Mark Banker said the play was a defensive audible.

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“When they came into a particular formation and we were in a particular personnel group, we ran that defensive play,” Banker said.

“He ended up dropping back in coverage and they probably didn’t expect that and he threw it right to him, so that was a good thing.”

Banker said the Beavers practice returning interceptions and Doctor made the correct choice.

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Kevin Hampton is sports reporter for the Gazette-Times. He can be reached at 541-758-9519 or kevin.hampton@lee.net.