Oregon State's Victor Bolden (6) gets past PSU's Xavier Coleman (38) in the first quarter. (Amanda Cowan | Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Brent Brennan is looking for continued improvement from the receivers as the Oregon State football team heads into its second game.

Richard Mullaney and Victor Bolden both had five catches for the Beavers in their 29-14 win over Portland State, but no other receiver had a catch.

“I thought they were OK. I thought Mullaney and Victor both made some plays and did some really good stuff,” Brennan said. “I think we still have to learn what kind of effort we want to play with consistently.

“Some of the young guys that got in there sporadically did some good stuff. They’re still learning and it’s still happening really fast, so I’m going to try and manage their turns and make sure they’re ready and confident when they go in there.”

Brennan said the competition at slot receiver is still going between Malik Gilmore and Hunter Jarmon.

“We’re looking for Malik or Hunter to lock down that spot and kind of take it over by how he plays,” Brennan said. “I thought they both were OK last week, but I expect them both to play better and I think they both can and will.”

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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.