CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Quarterback Sean Mannion made a brief spring appearance before his understudies took over and Oregon State ran 71 plays for fans at the Beavers' Spring Showcase on Saturday.
Mannion completed five of nine passes for 19 yards. Luke Del Rio was 9-for-17 for 80 yards, Brent VanderVeen completed was 2-for-7 for 32 yards and an interception, and Kyle Kempt was 3-for-6 for 6 yards. All three are competing to back up Mannion in the fall.
Del Rio led a 12-play, 70-yard scoring drive capped by Damien Haskins' 2-yard scoring run. It was the lone scoring play of the day.
Obum Gwacham, who moved from wide receiver to defensive end this season, had a pair of sacks and the defense held the offense to 248 yards.
"It's rare that you get guys moving from wide receiver to defensive end, but if anyone can do it, I think it's him," Mannion said.
Several players sat out because of injury, including offensive linemen Isaac Seumalo (foot) and Josh Mitchell (shoulder), tight end Caleb Smith (hamstring) and split end Richard Mullaney (ankle).