Ryan Gunderson Sharp in Final Scrimmage
Aug. 26, 2004
Corvallis, Ore. - Redshirt-freshman quarterback Ryan Gunderson connected on 10 of 15 pass attempts for 218 yards and three touchdowns in the final Oregon State University football scrimmage Thursday at the Prothro Football Complex. The scrimmage featured only a handful of starters during the contact portion.Gunderson completed seven consecutive passes during one stretch and finished the scrimmage hitting nine of his last 11. He had touchdown passes of 43 yards to junior college transfer receiver Marcel Love and 39 and seven yards to senior receiver George Gillett. Love finished the day with 106 yards on four receptions and Gillett 50 yards on three catches.Senior quarterback Adam Rothenfluh was a perfect 5-for-5 for the day for 52 yards, including a two-yard touchdown toss to tight end Dan Haines on the first drive of the day.On the ground, redshirt freshman Olaniyi Sobomehin rushed for 70 yards on five carries. The Cleveland High School graduate raced 65 yards down the right sidelines for the only rushing touchdown.'We're very physical in practice so I held the `ones' out today,' Beaver head coach Mike Riley said. 'For the third teamers, this was their last chance to play football today. They'll be practicing, they'll be scout team guys - I'm glad they got to play a lot today. Some guys probably made a move to not be redshirted, to maybe move into the travel squad picture.'For the day, the reserve offense generated 444 yards, including 312 via the pass.Oregon State returns to the practice field for its final scheduled two-session day on Friday. Fall camp breaks Saturday as preparation for the season opener Sat., Sept. 4 at No. 3 Louisiana State begins in earnest.'We are entering into a different phase,' Riley said about preparation for the first game. 'We spent a good deal just beating on ourselves and competing and having scrimmages and playing hard. We'll head off into specific LSU preparation - take a couple of extra days than normal to do that.'
Scoring SummaryDan Haines 2-yard pass from Adam Rothenfluh (no kick)Marcel Love 43-yard pass from Ryan Gunderson (no kick)George Gillett 7-yard pass from Gunderson (no kick)Olaniyi Sobomehin 65-yard run (no kick)Gillett 39-yard pass from Gunderson (no kick)Scrimmage StatsRushing (Att-Yds-TD): Yvenson Bernard 10-12-0; Olaniyi Sobomehin 5-70-1; Jimtavis Walker 6-27-0; Michael Jones, 4- (-) 2-0; Ryan Gunderson 3-7-0; Colt Charles 1-0-0; Brian Hildebrand 2-18-0Passing (Att-Comp-Int-Yds-TD) Ryan Gunderson, 15-10-0-218-3; Adam Rothenfluh, 5-5-0-52-1; Brian Hildebrand 12-3-2-42-0; Colt Charles 3-0-0-0-0Receiving (PC-Yds-TD) Sammie Stroughter 2-38-0; Marcel Love 4-106-1; Anthony Wheat-Brown 1-22-0; Mike Hass, 1-9-0; Brandon Powers, 2-31-0; Dan Haines 1-2-1; Josh Hawkins 1-21-0; George Gillett 3-50-2; Jim Hanchett 1-11-0; Brandon Hughes 1-15-0; Jeremy Weldon 1-8-0