CORVALLIS – OSU's final full day of practice before the Civil War is in the books. BF.C zeroed in on the offense after they took to Reser Stadium to go through their paces prior to making the short trip to Eugene for Friday's Civil War.
One big thing I observed Mannion doing Wednesday was not locking onto his intended targets too early or for too long.
Bolden was making some nice catches on Wednesday, and shared a few first team reps alongside Mullaney. Mannion found him when was open, and others when they were in the clear.
Hamlett's performance was fair but his counterparts, sophomores Smith and Kellen Clute, struggled to make plays Wednesday. Had some go that should have been receptions, and Clute struggled to get open on a few plays. It is also worth noting that Mannion was not 100 percent accurate.
At running back, sophomore Storm Woods and junior Terron Ward were both active Wednesday, and got in some good work.
The offense spent part of the last few minutes of practice operating deep into their own territory, and it was here that the offensive line seemed to shine the most. For this day, anyway, give this front five a little adversity where they have to plow the road, and they will plug away like there is no tomorrow.
BF.C got a limited view of the Beaver defense Wednesday, mostly due to Mark Banker's squad being located on the Tommy Prothro practice fields, as opposed to in Reser Stadium with the rest of the team. This is common practice the day before a walk-through -- but less common were the locks on the Prothro entrance gates. It seemed like Oregon State wanted some privacy on defense the last full session before the Civil War.