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PRACTICE REPORT: Spotlight on Beav RBs and D

RB CHRIS BROWN COULD SEE FIRST ACTION AS A BEAV

CORVALLIS – The spotlight for the Beavs is shining brightest on the running backs and the defense headed into Saturday. Will Terron Ward and Chris Brown suffice as OSU's primary RB options? Will the D hold down a mobile QB (another one?!) and what looks like a solid run game? BF.C readers know linebacker D.J. Alexander is pumped up, but what about his counterparts – Joel Skotte and Jabral Johnson?

Should Chris Brown see any action as the second string tailback Saturday against San Diego State, it will mark his first collegiate play, a nerve-racking experience for just about any student-athlete and especially one coming off a foot injury. What is Mike Riley expecting from redshirt freshman? "I don't know what to expect for sure," Riley said. "I see good talent – he has really practiced well...

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