FALL CAMP DAY 5: A quartet for Poyer

CORVALLIS--Joe Halahuni continued as a favorite fall camp target, and Sean Canfield found him on multiple occasions Friday. Keith Pankey made his presence known, as did frosh safety Jordan Poyer -- and Poyer may not be counting but Mike Riley is keeping score. Meanwhile, Quizz was just being Quizz, with his customary blend of shake, rattle and roll.

Skelly - 3rd Down
There was better coverage by the defense than in the other 7-on-7 drills, with the men in black breaking up a few passes that would have surely been completions.

The offense seemed to roll with the punches, however, and came away with a few big plays of their own, as Sean Canfield continued to have a better than average afternoon.

The senior quarterback connected with Darrell Catchings, who was met by a fast approaching junior cornerback James Dockery. Catchings put a juke move on Dockery that drew whoops and hollers from the sideline.

A couple plays later, on the second team, Jordan Poyer and freshman cornerback Rashaad Reynolds teamed up to swat away a Ryan Katz pass that surely would have resulted in a good gainer.

Team Session - 3rd Down
Jacquizz Rodgers and Keith Pankey exchanged big plays on one another here early on.

On a screen play from Canfield to Quizz, Pankey blew through the offensive line, greeting Quizz in the backfield and blowing up the play.

On the next snap, Quizz reeled in a pass from Canfield and then spun off the junior linebacker, as well as sophomore defensive end Kevin Frahm, and punctuated a big gain down the field.

After the second team had taken its reps and the first team returned to the field, Canfield found redshirt freshman Geno Munoz wide open across the middle. Jordan Poyer and Josh LaGrone were in the area but were unable to disrupt the catch as Canfield delivered a bullet right into the wide receiver's hands.

Red Zone Skelly
The offense held the upper hand here overall, but the secondary was also able to disrupt a few would-be completions.

Canfield found Casey Kjos in the back of the end zone, a bullet the split end reeled in for a score.

Pankey, an excellent coverage 'backer during his time at OSU, broke up a pass Quizz had almost pulled into the bread basket, putting his hands in front of the running back to slap the pass away.

In second team action, Joe Halahuni, who pulled in a number of passes in earlier skelly and team sessions, got behind Poyer and redshirt freshman Zane Norris.

On the Halahuni grab, Ryan Katz delivered a bit high, but the tight end went up for it and grabbed it.

Sophomore cornerback Brandon Hardin dove for a Katz throw and nearly came away with the interception to wrap up the segment.

Freshman Team Session
Freshman safety Jordan Poyer was hands down one of the stars on the day.

He was at his ballhawking best on Friday, diving in front of a Vaz pass intended for redshirt freshman Kevan Walker and reeling it in for an interception. It wasn't his only one.

As the safety stood on the sideline after the pick, head man Mike Riley called out; "How many interceptions is that for you today, Jordan?" With a big grin on his face, Poyer replied, "I ain't countin!"

Riley was, and held up four fingers.

Play of the Day
While the Catchings reception earlier in the first session of skelly was impressive, a play that went down during the first team session stole the spotlight.

On a Katz pass across the middle to redshirt freshman running back Jovan Stevenson, the ball was tipped backwards and reeled in by.... redshirt freshman guard Colin Kelly.

Kelly, before he could point himself in the right direction, was immediately met with a decleating stick by linebacker Walker Vave. But Kelly made the grab and got the pick -- and to an o-lineman, that's everything.

As for Vave, the junior 'backer threw his shoulder into the big guard and both immediately went off their feet and to the ground. The shot was good enough to earn not only the play of the day, but the hit of the week as well.

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