Riley looks back at Arizona, ahead to BYU
MIKE RILEY
MIKE RILEY

Posted Oct 10, 2011


OREGON STATE WENT to Jovan Stevenson early on against Arizona and didn't look back. The third-year sophomore gained 99 hashes on the ground Saturday which begs the question -- with Malcolm Agnew still questionable after injuring his hamstring in Week 1, is Stevenson now the guy?

-- Mike Riley said he wasn’t sure where Jovan Stevenson was health-wise and if he would be able to practice starting on Tuesday. But, he was asymptomatic for concussion symptoms on Sunday, said Riley.

-- Riley said he didn’t want to say whether Stevenson was the starting running back at this point.

--Riley said RB Malcolm Agnew (hamstring) could practice on Tuesday. The same could hold true for OG Josh Andrews (knee).

--Riley said TE Colby Prince (knee) and LB Cameron Collins (shoulder) should be okay to play and practice.

--Riley said S Lance Mitchell’s play was even more impressive given that he has an abdomen issue and other ills that he continues to battle through each week.

--Riley said of the little he’s seen BYU, the defense hits hard, runs hard and give lots and lots of looks, many of them out of the 3-4.

--Riley said he didn’t anticipate such a slow start and once they got into it, he just wanted to try and get better each week – and he said they accomplished just that, they got a little better each week until they got a win.

--Riley said it “feels kind of funny” to have a non-conference game here in the second week of October but he said they’re in a week-to-week approach and they’re looking to get that second win.

--Riley said one of the more important things from film study is trying to determine formations and looks.

--Riley said he has a lot of respect for what Mike Stoops has done workwise, in total, at Arizona and he feels for him in going through a tough time so far this year.



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