After missing the last 2 games with a sprained ankle, senior captain cornerback Larry Scott is back on the field for Oregon State.
Scott practiced fully with the first team for the first time since turning an ankle in the first half of the Washington State game. His return will bolster the Beaver secondary just in time, with 23rd ranked UCLA coming to town Saturday.
Quarterback Seth Collins was also at practice, but it remains unclear how long he will be out beyond missing this week's game against the Bruins. Collins missed last week's trip to Salt Lake City after hyperextending his knee in what Collins termed "a freak accident" that occurred in a back-peddaling drill in warmups in the last practice last week.
Offensive guard Fred Lauina, who wasn't able to finish the game last week against Utah, was also back practicing at full speed with the first team, and is expected to start Saturday, as is tackle Will Hopkins. Hopkins played well in his first start in place of Sean Harlow, who was lost for the season against Colorado, but also had to have some relief against the physical Utah defense.