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Beavers get a look at QB transfer Luton in the spring game

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State fans were buoyed by last season's Civil War victory over Oregon, which snapped an eight-game losing streak in the rivalry and provided a sense of momentum.

There might be reason for continued optimism after Saturday's spring game.

Running back Ryan Nall galloped for big gains as expected — and threw a 60-yard touchdown on the first play — but the Beavers also flashed more of a vertical passing game after being run-heavy last season.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Jan 10
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Clemson (60)14-11,5003
2Alabama14-11,4401
3USC10-31,2929
4Washington12-21,2774
5Oklahoma11-21,2527
6Ohio State11-21,2402
7Penn State11-31,1305
8Florida State10-31,10510
9Wisconsin11-31,0328
10Michigan10-31,0016
11Oklahoma State10-392013
12Stanford10-373016
13LSU8-465119
14Florida9-464020
15Western Michigan13-161912
16Virginia Tech10-461018
17Colorado10-458511
18West Virginia10-336814
19South Florida11-235825
20Miami (FL)9-4338-
21Louisville9-427715
22Tennessee9-4253-
23Utah9-4222-
24Auburn8-520617
25San Diego State11-3113-

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USC freshman LB Katoa out for the year with knee injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California freshman linebacker Tayler Katoa will miss the upcoming season after tearing a knee ligament during spring practice.

USC coach Clay Helton announced Katoa's injury Saturday.

Katoa was an early enrollee at USC. The Layton, Utah, product picked the Trojans in December over in-state schools Utah and BYU.

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Quarterbacks struggle, offense shaky at Clemson spring game

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A couple of things seem nearly certain about Clemson's offense next season: Kelly Bryant will be the No. 1 quarterback starting fall practice and that 504 yards a game average from last season will likely be tough to match.

Bryant started for one of the two squads at Saturday's spring game. He went just 4 for 13 for 43 yards and ran 11 times for 66 yards, but coach Dabo Swinney said the junior is still in front of the sophomore and two freshmen behind him.