- Articles -
- Gazette Times - It’s still too early to tell
- OSUBeavers.com - Black Beats White in Football Spring Game
- Oregonian - For Moevao, quarterback's job isn't settled
- Portland Tribune - Beaver QBs 'inconsistent,' but Canfield leads Black team to 20-14
- Register Guard - Quarterbacks, scrimmage close at Oregon State
- Statesman Journal - Beavers, Ducks wrap up spring
- Short recap -
The black team topped the white team 20-14 in Oregon State annual spring game in front of 6,796 fans. The teams played two minute halves with 60-minute running clocks.
Quarterback Sean Canfield completed 17 of 30 attempts for 224 yards with one touchdown and one interception for the black squad while Lyle Moevao went 13 for 28 for 168 yards with one touchdown for with white team. Canfield was intercepted once by safety Greg Laybourn.
Running back Patrick Fuller was the the black squads leading rusher carrying the ball 10 times for 46 yards while Michael Soreum paced the white team with seven carries for 12 yards. Receiver Shane Morales led all receivers with four catches for 71 yards for the white unit while Aaron Nichols led the black team with four catches for 57 yards.
The biggest offensive play of the day came on the black team's third possesion of the day when Canfield flipped a shovel pass to running back Clinton Polk who then scampered 70 yards to pay dirt. The biggest defensive play of the day came on the next play when middle linebacker Bryant Cornell stripped Moevao of the ball and ran 42 yards for a touchdown.
Black: Polk 70 pass from Canfield (Serna extra point good)
Black: Cornell 42 fumble return (Serna extra point good)
Black: Serna 45 field goal
Black: Serna 54 field goal
White: Oltman 6 pass from Gunderson (Kahut extra point good)
White: Camp 16 pass from Moevao (Kahut extra point good)
White: Sorem 7-12, Stewart 5-11, Carrasco 5-10, Gunderson 1-2, Johnson 1-0, Moevao 4-(-18).
Black: Fuller 10-46, Polk 9-31, Brown 1-5, Stewart 1-3, Canfield 9-(-41), Sim 1-(-7).
White: Moevao 13-28/168/1 TD/0 INT, Gunderson 7-13/75/1 TD/0 INT.
Black: Canfield 17-30/224/1 TD/1 INT, Sim 0-4/0/0 TD/0 INT.
White: Morales 4-71, Camp 4-54, Oltman 4-35, Reese 3-37, Johnson 3-24, Brown 2-24, Stewart 1-(-1).
Black: Nichols 4-57, Kavanaugh 3-35, Halahuni 2-24, Adeniji 2-23, Polk 1-70, Fuller 2-(-1), Brown 1-4, Stroughter 1-3.
- Riley says -
On the scrimmage - "We have come a long way in some areas. We tried to divide the teams evenly...we had somewhere around 100 plays in there. It was good because for some of those guys it was there first chance to really play football in a game like situation with fans...every guy here got a lot of work today."
On the quarterbacks - "They both made some plays, but they were both insconsistent - that is the best way to describe it. I saw some really good things, it was kind of like spring ball - so we need the summer and fall to really get going and to be able to determine who will be the starting quarterback."
Backing running back - It is an ongoing process of finding a guy who can can, number one, have ready if Eve can't play. And number 1A, go into the game and spell him a little bit. We didn't get to that point last year, although Clinton did go in and have a good game against USC. We are still evaluating and will take it into fall camp."
On Cornell's play - "It was a fake pass draw. Obviously Cornell didn't fall for it."
The safeties - On of the positions I am most pleased with is safety. We've got the guys that played last year - Al Afalava and Bryan Payton - and then we've got two other guys that are really good players and that have had really good springs - Daniel Drayton and Greg Laybourn - and then we've got a young guy today who played secondary and corner - James Dockery."