CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State offensive guard Jeremy Perry
will miss the Brut Sun Bowl because of a left knee sprain.
The 6-foot-2, 313-pound sophomore was injured in the Beavers'
35-32 victory at Hawaii.
"It's very disappointing news," coach Mike Riley said in a statement.
"Jeremy is a very good player and a key component on our offensive
line. We have some capable backups who have already shown that they
can do an outstanding job in his place, but we will miss Jeremy."
Sophomore Adam Speer will make his first career start in place of Perry, who is expected to return for spring practice.
Speer has played in all 13 games but will be making his first
"Speer played most of the game against USC so it's not like he
hasn't been in games before,'' Riley said. "He's got good
experience and the guys trust him and work well with him.
"I'm not worried about his ability to be ready to play."
No. 24 Oregon State (9-4) faces Missouri (8-4) in the Sun Bowl
on Friday in El Paso, Texas.