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Fall Camp, Day #12: Big Play Defense

Aug 16, 2014

Oregon State broke camp following Saturday’s scrimmage in Reser Stadium before a smattering of fans. The Beavers celebrated with a water slide to commemorate the occasion. Check back later in the day for video of the post-practice fun.

On the field the pads were popping and the black clad defense backed up their predictions that they’ll be a top defense taking advantage of every opportunity.

Senior quarterback Sean Mannion directed the offense for only one drive and was on target with his three passes, completing two before the third went off his receiver’s hands high into the air coming down in the arms of safety Zack Robinson. Mannion spent the rest of the practice session coaching up his younger teammates.

The defense scored three times on six turnovers including a 14-yard fumble recovery and return by defensive end Titus Failauga, a 42-yard interception return by safety Justin Strong and a 35-yard fumble return by linebacker Manase Hungalu. Both fumbles came on the snap, the first a shotgun snap that sailed over Luke Del Rio’s head and the other a bad quarterback-center exchange.

Michael Doctor added his second interception in the last two practices on a ball swatted into the air at the line of scrimmage and long snapper Andrew Maughan recovered a fumble on a botched punt return. Linebacker Jabral Johnson added a pair of pass break-ups and Ryan Murphy deflected a pass as well.

In all, the scrimmage lasted 56 plays and ended with a pair of scoring drives led by sophomore Brent VanderVeen who completed 10 of 18 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. VanderVeen connected with tight end Jacob Wark on a 46-yard catch and run. The final play of came with VanderVeen tossing a nice fade to Xavier Hawkins for a 6-yard score.

Once the veterans gave way to the “young guys” quarterbacks Kyle Kempt, Nick Mitchell and Marcus McMaryion took turns leading the offense with all three looking effective. McMaryion directed a pair of scoring drives, the first was aided by a pass interference call and culminated in a 3-yard touchdown pass to Drew Kell. The second drive featured the rushing of Ryan Nall, who pounded out a 1-yard touchdown to close practice.

The Beavers continue to get guys back closer to practicing with Sean Harlow, Victor Bolden, Rahmel Dockery, Dashon Hunt and Siale Hautau have returned to practice to varying degrees in the past couple days. In addition, transfer Kyle Peko has now complete his second day of the NCAA-mandated acclimatization process and will be able to add shoulder pads on Monday.

The Beavers' next scrimmage is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19.

81 plays

SCORING PLAYS
Trevor Romaine, 40-yard field goal
Zack Robinson, 25-yard interception
Garrett Owens, 40-yard field goal
Titus Failauga, 14-yard fumble return
Justin Strong, 42-yard interception
Trevor Romaine, 40-yard field goal
Manase Hungalu, 35-yard fumble return
Jacob Ward 46-yard pass from Brent VanderVeen
Drew Kell 8-yard pass from Marcus McMaryion
Ryan Nall 1-yard run

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING (No-Yds-TD)
Ryan Nall 10-41-1; Chris Brown 9-35; Damien Haskins 6-20; Brent VanderVeen 2-15; Terron Ward 4-11; Storm Woods 4-8; Marcus McMaryion 1-7; Xavier Hawkins 1-2; Luke Del Rio 1-(-23).

PASSING (Att-Comp-Int-Yds-TD)
Brent VanderVeen, 18-10-0-107-2; Marcus McMaryion 4-4-0-33-1; Kyle Kempt 6-3-0-25-0; Sean Mannion, 3-2-1-11-0; Nick Mitchell 4-1-0-9-0; Luke Del Rio 8-2-2-5-0.

RECEIVING (No-Yds-TD)
Caleb Smith 4-33; Jacob Wark 2-50-1; Datrin Guyton 2-27; Iona Pritchard 2-17; Tanner Sanders 2-14; Jordan Villamin 2-14; Xavier Hawkins 2-13; Drew Kell 2-7-1; Kendall Hill 1-11; Chris Brown 1-3; Ricky Ortiz 1-2; Kellen Clute 1-(-1).

DEFENSE
INTERCEPTIONS
Zack Robinson 1; Justin Strong 1; Michael Doctor 1.

FUMBLE RECOVERIES
Titus Failauga 1; Manase Hungalu 1; Andrew Maughan 1.

Beaver fans, it looks like a special year. Have you purchased your tickets?

Now to what we like to call Woodchips – your source to various media links:
Kyle Peko granted temporary eligibility with Oregon State – Connor Letourneau, The Oregonian
Hunter Jarmon injury helps Malik Gilmore close gap in Beavers’ slotback competition – Connor Letourneau, The Oregonian
Bruce Read says Beavers have ‘a host’ of possible punt returners – Connor Letourneau, The Oregonian
D-end depth solid heading into season – Jesse Sowa, Corvallis Gazette-Times
Victor Bolden big-play threat for Beavers – Gary Horowitz, Statesman-Journal

GETTING TO KNOW THE NEW GUYS
Derek Senger and Trevor Kuss from OSU’s Athletic Communications office teamed up to chat with a few newcomers recently. Today we take a look at linebacker Kyle Haley, wide receiver Gabe Ovgard and cornerback Dwayne Williams to find out more about the newcomers.

KYLE HALEY, LB, 6-0, 210, Anaheim, Calif. (Anaheim Western HS/Golden West CC)

What city in the world would you like to visit?

“I would go to Paris. It would be cool to see the Eiffel Tower and everything else there.”

Who is your favorite NFL Player? Who do you model your game after?

“Ray Lewis. I like his intensity and enthusiasm for the game. I model my game after Lewis as well, his passion and obvious love for the game is something that we share.”

If you didn’t play football, what sport would you play?

“I would probably be playing volleyball. I played all through high school. It’s a big deal down in California.”

Who on the football team would you like to trade places with for a day and why?

“I would probably trade with Michael Doctor. He’s a really good leader out here and has been teaching me a lot of things. I really like how he handles himself.”

What are fans going to see you on the football field?

“They’re going to see a player who gives his all with every play, someone who loves the game of football and is going to do anything to help his team win.”

What convinced you to choose Oregon State?

“The coaching staff really sold me on the program. It really felt like a family during the recruiting process.”

GABE OVGARD, WR, 5-10, 181, Klamath Falls, Ore. (Klamath Union HS)

Who is your favorite NFL Player? Who do you model your game after?

“Tim Tebow is my favorite player. In terms of the way I play, I want to be like Percy Harvin.”

If you didn’t play football, what sport would you play?

“I'd play basketball, I did that and track back in high school.”

Who on the football team would you like to trade places with for a day and why?

“Probably Victor Bolden, he's got great experience.”

What are fans going to see from you on the football field?

“Hopefully they see some speed and someone that came from a small town that works really hard.”

What convinced you to choose Oregon State?

“I came over on a visit and met most of the coaches and players. I instantly just felt like it was family.”

DWAYNE WILLIAMS, CB, 5-9, 168, Killeen, Texas (Shoemaker HS)

What city in the world would you like to visit?

“Miami, it looks great in movies.”

Who is your favorite NFL Player? Who do you model your game after?

“Darrelle Revis, I like the way he plays.”

If you didn’t play football, what sport would you play?

“Track because I ran back in high school.”

Who on the football team would you like to trade places with for a day and why?

“I guess Steven Nelson, just so I could see how he operates. The way he plays is amazing.”

What are fans going to see from you on the football field?

“Hard work and just coming in to help the Beavers win the Pac-12 and the national championship.”

What convinced you to choose Oregon State?

“I took my visit up here and knew it was the right choice right away. I like the coaching staff, the area, and just everything they've got going on up here.”

What was it like to lead your high school to the best record in school history your senior season?

“It was amazing. I'm glad I was able to go out with a bang. It was also only the second time the team has ever made it to the playoffs.”