OSU receivers a work in progress

The Oregon State receivers continue to be a work in progress this season as the staff looks for the right combination of players to have on the field.

Sophomore Seth Collins continues to impress coach Brent Brennan as the quarterback turned wide receiver has made some big plays for the Beavers and is the team's leading receiver heading into PAC 12 play this Saturday in Boulder.

"Seth has been great both on and off the field. He loves to play and is hyper-competitive and wants to win which is really what you want," Brennan said. "You want those guys to want the ball in their hands on every play and when they line up you want them to want to get after somebody."

Through three games Collins has 16 receptions for 185 yards, but has yet to score a touchdown through the air.  The task won't be any easier this weekend with senior Chidobe Awuzie leading the way for the Buffaloes secondary.

"They are a mature group and their secondary is outstanding," Brennan said of the Buffalo defense. "Both of their corners are excellent players who are both three year starters They are both long and they are extremely well coached.  I know them well as I worked with them at SJSU."

Junior Jordan Villamin knows that it will be a battle with the Colorado defense, but also feels the Beavers need to do more with their chances on offense.  

"We need to capitalize on our opportunities," Villamin said. "Everyone needs to be detailed and when the moment happens we need to make plays. We had chances (last week) inside thier 50 to make plays and we just didn't execute. We don't get many opportunities like that, so when we do we need to capitalize on it." 

Brennan agrees and wants to see the Beavers keep 'swinging.'

"Keep competing," Brennan said. "Last week (against Oregon) it came down to the last play. It came down to a jump ball and one guy came down with a jump ball and the other didn't.  For us we just need to keep competing and keep swinging."

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