NOTE: This is an Oregon State story from Gary Horowitz of the Salem (Ore.) Statesman Journal, one of our Gannett partners. Here is a link for more coverage of the Beavers from the newspaper.
CORVALLIS — Jovan Stevenson had no inkling that he would play a major part in Saturday’s 37-27 victory against Arizona.
Terron Ward was the Beavers’ starting tailback, but Stevenson played the lead-back role with a career-high 99 yards on 17 carries, including a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Stevenson came into the game with 11 carries for 58 yards, and didn’t expect his number to be called so often.
“I wasn’t aware at all, but they always tell us to be ready. So I just stayed ready,” said Stevenson, who also had five receptions for 32 yards.