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Black squad wins 20-14

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The Black team scored 20 first-half points, the White squad rallied to score a
pair of second-half touchdowns, and the end result was a 20-14 win by the Black
during the Oregon State football's team spring game on Saturday at Reser
Stadium.
On a warm, mostly overcast day in front of 6,796 fans, the Beavers split up
into two fairly evenly matched teams. Both halves were played with a 60-minute
running clock.
Sean Canfield had the best day among four OSU quarterbacks that saw
action. He completed 17 of 30 passes for 224 yards and one touchdown with one
interception for the Black squad. Lyle Moevao saw the most action for
the White squad, and he went 13-for-28 for 168 yards and one touchdown.
A few OSU players were held out for precautionary reasons, including Yvenson Bernard, Derrick Doggett, Alan Darlin, William 'Akau'ola VeaRoy Schuening and Jeff Van Orsow. To keep
the Beaver quarterbacks safe, defenders were not allowed to hit them today.
After both teams went two possessions without scoring, the Black struck on
one big play. On the first and only play of the drive, Canfield flipped a shovel
pass to Clinton Polk, and the running back took it 70 yards for the
opening score.
The Black defense made it 14-0 moments later. Moevao dropped back and faked
a pass, but had the ball ripped out of his hands by blitzing linebacker Bryant Cornell. Cornell had no one between himself and the end zone and he raced
42 yards for a touchdown.
Canfield later led the Black on a nice drive, mixing short passes with runs
by various players, but it stalled at the White 28-yard line. Alexis Serna
came out and kicked a 45-yard field goal to make the score 17-0.
Late in the first half, following a fumble recovery by the Black's Evan
Hull, Serna kicked another field goal from 54 yards. That would be the
Black team's final points, however.
The White began the second half with an impressive 14-play, 70-yard drive that
ended with a six-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Gunderson to Sam Oltman. The key play during the drive was a 16-yard completion on fourth-and-nine
from Gunderson to Brady Camp.
On their last possession of the second half, the White squad took over at the
50-yard line, and two plays later, they were in the end zone. Moevao connected
with Shane Morales for 34 yards, and then found Camp for a 16-yard
touchdown pass.
The Black squad drove into White territory on four of their five possessions
in the second half, but couldn't come up with anything.
The White squad forced two turnovers in the game: a first-half interception
by Greg Laybourn and a second-half fumble recovery by Gerard Lee.
The White team had a total of eight sacks (officials would whistle the play
dead when a quarterback was touched), while the Black team had three sacks.
The Beavers announced their 2007 team captains, which were selected by a team
vote: Bernard, Doggett, Darlin, Sammie Stroughter and Van Orsow.
Prior to the game, a moment of silence was observed to honor those affected
by the Virginia Tech tragedy. The OSU band then performed the Virginia Tech
fight song, followed by the national anthem. OSU's players have been wearing
"VT" logo decals on their helmets the past couple of weeks.
1st-Half Scoring
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
2nd-Half Scoring
White: Oltman 6 pass from Gunderson (Kahut extra point good)
White: Camp 16 pass from Moevao (Kahut extra point good)
Rushing
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).
Passing
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.
Receiving
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.
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