The Oregon State football team was upbeat Sunday after Saturday’s win over Arizona. There were plenty of victory wings eaten at dinner.
Here’s my folo story in Monday’s GT.
RB Jovan Stevenson (concussion) didn’t show any symptoms Sunday, so he should be ready for Saturday’s game.
RB Malcolm Agnew (hamstring) hopes to make another comeback form his injury that has kept him out four games in five weeks.
“It’s a big week for Malcolm, and we’ll have to see where he’s at,” coach Mike Riley said. “And where Jovan fits as a starter, we’ll have to see. But I was impress with what he did (against Arizona).”
TE Colby Prince (knee contusion) and LB Cameron Collins (shoulder strain) should be back to practice this week and be ready for Saturday’s BYU game.
OG Josh Andrews (knee) will try to prep for Saturday’s game. What that does to the OL is unknown right now, Riley said. OG Grant Enger performed well enough to continue to play. Does he take Burke Ellis’ spot?
For those who wonder how tight a leash QB Sean Mannion has, I asked Riley if he ever thinks about sitting the freshman for veteran Ryan Katz after his two picks. Riley said that he wanted to see how Mannion responded to adversity and was impressed.
Riley wants his QB to work out of trouble. And Mannion finished the first half 20 of 25 after that pick on the first drive. That’s the kind of reaction Riley was looking for.
Here’s where OSU ranks in the Pac-12 after Saturday’s game:
Rush offense 10th (110.4 ypg)
Pass offense 7th (279.0 ypg)
Total offense 10th (390.2 ypg)
Scoring 12th (20.8 ppg)
Pass efficency 11 (154.4 rating)
Rush defense 6th (130.2 ypg)
Pass defense 8th (253.4 ypg)
Total defense 8th (383.6 ypg)
Scoring defense 9th (30.6 ppg)
Pass efficiency defense 11th (154.4)