MONDAY NOTEBOOK: Pointing towards Vegas

RECEIVER DAMOLA ADENIJI is awarded a scholarship, while DT Brennan Olander and CB Keynan Parker are set to suit up in practice this week. More on the injury situation plus the Beavs may travel four QB's to Las Vegas.

VIDEO: Quizz's 43-yard touchdown run, the longest of his short career, in the third quarter was a thing of beauty. Thanks to the beauty of the internet, you can view it as many times as you want.

INJURY UPDATE:  There were no major injuries Saturday although CB James Dockery missed the second half with a bruised arm.  DT Brennan Olander (knee) and CB Keynan Parker (shoulder) are both expected to be back at practice this week.

WR Darrell Catchings (shoulder) and Ryan McCants (knee) remain out.

Catchings has another doctor appointment this week while coaches are hoping McCants and Catchings can start practicing next week.

TAKING FOUR?:  Four quarterbacks might travel to Las Vegas. QB Sean Canfield will once again start with Ryan Katz serving as the backup. Junior Peter Lalich will serve as the emergency backup, No. 3 on the depth chart, if Lyle Moevao is not game ready.

ADD ANOTHER ONE:  WR Damola Adeniji has been awarded a scholarship.  He grabbed three passes for 45 yards in his first career start. A scholarship became available when OT Brent McNeil decided to leave the program last week.

UNLV LOOKAHEAD:  The Rebels rolled to a 38-3 victory over Sacramento State as RB Channing Trotter rumbled for 102 yards and three touchdowns.  QB Omar Clayton completed 13 of 17 passes for 213 yards.

BUDSMike Riley and UNLV head coach Mike Sanford worked together at USC and in the NFL with San Diego.  The Portland Tribune has a great article on their strong friendship.

THE POLLS: Wondering about if the Beavs moved up? Same here. But with the holiday weekend and college football still being played here on Monday, looks like we'll all have to wait a bit longer for the new Top 25's to come out. BF.C will keep you apprised when the polls are released.

In the first preseasaon editions, OSU was ranked No. 25 in the Coaches' poll and on the doorstep, at No. 26, in the AP poll.

Want to do a little projecting anyway? Same here.

None of the teams immediately above Oregon State lost. Still, three things to watch for -- Iowa, ranked No. 22, barely got by Northern Iowa and may slip a bit.

Florida State, slotted at 18th and 19th in the AP and Coaches' polls respectively, plays unranked Miami later tonight.

Other than that, Oregon was one of the few teams slotted around the Top 15 who lost. Will the Beavs move up past the Ducks? Will the Ducks fall out of the Top 25? We don't think Oregon will fall far enough for either of those things to happen. Stay tuned.

CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS: We'll have our customary TV/Radio/Internet article later but for those of you not making the road trip to Vegas, you might want to start looking now to see if the game is listed in your provider's guide. The game will be broadcast, in HD, by CBS College Sports.

THE LINE: The Beavers opened as an 8.5-point favorite. OSU as of Monday morning was down to a 7-point pick.

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