CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- While Oregon State had an easy time with
Eastern Washington, the Beavers also got a glimpse of next season.
Senior starter Matt Moore watched much of Thursday's 56-17
victory over the Eagles, allowing redshirt freshman Sean Canfield
to get some valuable snaps.
Moore threw for 88 yards and two touchdowns as the Beavers eased
into their 13-game season with the home opener against Division
I-AA Eastern Washington.
Canfield looked good in his college debut, going 11-of-15 for
177 yards and two touchdowns, and one interception. Moore completed
seven of 14 passes.
"He looks great, but Sean impressed me from the first time I
saw him on campus," tight end Joe Newton said. "He's got a great
Oregon State bolted to a 42-7 lead at halftime. Yvenson Bernard
had 19 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Newton caught five
passes for 57 yards and a pair of scores.
The last time the teams played was in 2000, when Oregon State
narrowly came away with a 21-19 victory. It was an enlightening
scare for the Beavers, who went on to an 11-1 season and a victory
over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.
They had no such trouble this time.
The Beavers capitalized on a fumble by Eastern Washington
quarterback Chris Peerboom on the Eagles' first series, and went on
to score on Bernard's 3-yard run.
Moore found Newton with a 21-yard scoring pass on Oregon State's
next series. Bernard added a 16-yard TD run before Sammie
Stroughter's 51-yard punt return, and Canfield tossed a 35-yard
scoring pass to Anthony Wheat-Brown.
Eastern Washington finally answered on Ryan Cole's 9-yard run
midway through the second quarter.
Cole, who played for Oregon State from 2003-04, was Eastern
Washington's top running back last season, rushing for 879 yards
and 14 touchdowns. He had 13 carries for 29 yards against the
"I did some good things. I did some so-so-things. I did some
bad things," Cole said. "It wasn't good but it wasn't bad."
Newton, who sat out last season after injuring his foot at the
start of fall practice, had a 4-yard touchdown catch before the
Eastern Washington opened the second half with Brett Bergstrom's
39-yard field goal.