Spring Game Saturday at Reser Stadium (1 p.m.)

April 29, 2004

Corvallis, OR -

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THEME: The annual Spring Game will be held Sat., May 1 at Reser Stadium. Admission is $5 at the gate or $3 if purchased in advance. Advance tickets may be obtained at the Gill Coliseum ticket window or at the Portland FanShop, located in the Bank of America Building at 2nd/Alder Streets. Phone orders are unavailable. All proceeds benefit OSU's Valley Library and the OSU Marching Band.

VIDEO OPTION: The spring game can be viewed live for $7 through BeaverVision. Mike Parker, 'the voice of the Beavers' will call the action and conduct interviews with special guests throughout the scrimmage. To find out more information about BeaverVision please access www.beavervision.tv. The game will not be televised.

BEAVER FUN RUN: In what has become a tradition of the Spring Game, the OSU Athletic Department will be hosting its annual Beaver Fun Run on May 1. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K/10K race/walk into Reser Stadium. The run/walk begins at the Truax Indoor Center and concludes at Reser Stadium. For more information and to register log on to osubeavers.com.

SPRING GAME FORMAT: The game will be made up of two teams, Black and White. The teams were 'drafted' Tuesday night by selected squad members. In some circumstances, team members may switch sides. There will be four 20-minute 'running' quarters. There also will be several presentations at halftime. An autograph session will be held prior to the game at 11:30 a.m. on the Reser Stadium field.

INJURY STATUS:The following individuals are not expected to participate in the spring game due to injuries -- senior free safety Mitch Meeuwsen, senior linebacker Seth Lacey, senior tight end Pat Loney, sophomore defensive tackle Ben Siegert, and junior offensive tackle Jake Pratt.

POSITION CHANGES: Several players have made position changes during spring practice. Freshman-redshirt Anthony Wheat-Brown switched from safety to receiver, freshman Charles Burnley moved from running back to receiver, and sophomore cornerback Brandon Browner worked with the receiving corps as well as on defenss. Browner is expected to remain a starter on defense during the regular season, but the possibility of seeing limited action on offense has not been ruled out.. There has also been subtle changes on both lines, mainly due to experimentation.

2004 BOWL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED: The Pac-10 Conference has contracts with the following bowl games: Dec. 23 -- Las Vegas Bowl (MWC vs. Pac-10) Dec. 28 -- Insight Bowl (Big East/Notre Dame vs. Pac-10), Phoenix Dec. 30 -- Emerald Bowl (MWC vs. Pac-10), San Francisco Dec. 30 -- Silicon Valley Classic (WAC vs. Pac-10), San Jose Dec. 30 -- Pacific Life Holiday Bowl (Big 12 vs. Pac-10), San Diego Dec. 31 -- Vitalis Sun Bowl (Big Ten vs. Pac-10), El Paso Jan. 1 -- Rose Bowl (BCS) Big Ten vs. Pac-10.

BY THE NUMBERS: A look at some individual offensive statistics from the combined two scrimmages from earlier this spring:

Rushing (Att-Yds)Dwight Wright, 16-35; Ryan Cole, 19-52; Yvenson Bernard, 23-52; Olaniyi Sobomehin, 15-45

Passing (Att-Comp-Int-Yds-Tds)Derek Anderson, 39-19-2-269-3; Adam Rothenfluh, 15-10-0-198-2; Ryan Gunderson, 25-12-0-275-1; Colt Charles, 12-6-1-88-0; Paul Kirwan, 5-2-0-14-0 Note -- Rothenfluh missed the first scrimmage.

Receiving (No-Yds-Td)Mike Hass, 3-77-0; Kevin Swanigan, 4-113-1; Josh Hawkins, 6-114-1; Joe Newton, 7-44-3; Dan Haines, 1-37-0; Anthony Wheat-Brown, 3-41-1; George Gillett, 2-51-0; Dwight Wright, 2-9-0; Brandon Browner, 4-68-0; Brad Ching, 2-43-0; Ryan Cole, 1-2-0; Yvenson Bernard, 1-15-0; Jeff Kruskamp, 3-17-0; Brandon Robinson, 1-15-0; Carl Appleton, 3-27-0; Scott Smith, 1-14-0; Jeremy Weldon, 2-24-0; Zach Hagemeister, 1-5-0; Gabe Button, 1-0-0; Brandon Powers, 1-4-0

Field Goals: Alexis Serna, 6-for-6 -- 42, 42, 36, 33, 32, 27

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