True Freshman starting in backfield for Beavers

That other program…  The Oregon State Beavers… are preparing for their season opener at home Saturday afternoon against the Sacramento State Hornets.  The lineup will be a mix of the old and the new… veteran Ryan Katz will get the start at quarterback but behind him in the backfield, says coach Mike Riley, will be true freshman Malcolm Agnew.

Mike Riley: –  “He’s got that ability to make that real quick cut and not lose any speed and I think it’s vision and I think it’s acceleration and I think it’s a lot of stuff like that.  And then he is one of our strongest players I think, you know, you’re not going to arm tackle this guy.”(click here to listen to quote)

Kickoff at Reser Stadium is at one Saturday afternoon.  Following that at five the number three ranked Oregon Ducks will take on number four LSU in the Cowboy Classic.