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NCAA Roundup: OSU’s young QB gets lots of snaps in win

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State had an easy time with Eastern Washington, and the Beavers got a glimpse of next season.

Senior starter Matt Moore watched much of Thursday’s 56-17 victory over the Eagles, allowing redshirt freshman Sean Canfield to get some valuable snaps.

Moore threw for 88 yards and two touchdowns as the Beavers eased into their 13-game season with the home opener against Division I-AA Eastern Washington.

Canfield looked good in his college debut, going 11 of 15 for 177 yards and two touchdowns, and one interception. Moore completed 7 of 14 passes.

“He looks great, but Sean impressed me from the first time I saw him on campus,” tight end Joe Newton said. “He’s got a great future.”

Oregon State bolted to a 42-7 lead at halftime. Yvenson Bernard had 19 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Newton caught five passes for 57 yards and a pair of scores.

The last time the teams played was in 2000, when Oregon State narrowly came away with a 21-19 victory.

It was an enlightening scare for the Beavers, who went on to an 11-1 season and a victory over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.

They had no such trouble this time.

The Beavers capitalized on a fumble by Eastern Washington quarterback Chris Peerboom on the Eagles’ first series, and went on to score on Bernard’s 3-yard run.

Moore found Newton with a 21-yard scoring pass on Oregon State’s next series.

Bernard added a 16-yard TD run before Sammie Stroughter’s 51-yard punt return, and Canfield tossed a 35-yard scoring pass to Anthony Wheat-Brown.

Gamecocks survive
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Without the high-powered offense he is used to, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier resorted to trickery to earn his 150th career victory.

Wide receiver Syvelle Newton threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Cory Boyd after a lateral from quarterback Blake Mitchell early in the fourth quarter to seal the Gamecocks’ 15-0 win over Mississippi State on Thursday.

“I really didn’t see him,” Newton admitted after the game. “I caught the ball (and) I know what spot he was supposed to be in.”

Spurrier, whose Fun-n-Gun offense helped Florida rule the Southeastern Conference for most of the 1990s, relied on his kicker to build a 6-0 lead in a lethargic performance that opened his second season with the Gamecocks.

Ryan Succop finished with three field goals and was the team’s leading rusher midway through the third quarter after converting a botched punt for a first down with a 16-yard run.

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