The Oregon St.-Boise St. game featured the hard hitting one would expect from a regional rivalry that pitted ranked teams, and several Beavers didn't finish the game. The news Sunday looks good for James Rodgers, who left the game in the third quarter with concussion-like symptoms, and Taylor Henry who was helped from the field a little later.
Rodgers (l.), was initially confused about some details after a collision while blocking for a Ryan Katz scramble, and was held out of the rest of the game Saturday . Rodgers appeared to recover, and was standing on the sideline the rest of the game. Oregon St. coach Mike Riley said Sunday that Rodgers will go "through the protocol'' for players who have "concussion-like" symptoms, but the trainers said if everything goes well, Rodgers might be practicing by Wednesday. If things continue to go well, without complication, Rodgers would probably be ready to play Saturday against Arizona St. in the Beavers' home Pac-10 conference opener.
Henry suffered a back bruise, but should also be available to play against the Sun Devils.
The struggling Oregon St. defense, which is ranked 108th. out of 120 FBS teams in yards allowed per game, might be missing another key player Saturday though. Linebacker Dwight Roberson, who strained a knee in the Boise St. game, may not be able to play according to Riley.
The Beavers appeared otherwise to come out of the Broncos game healthy.
(Photo by Andy Wooldridge)