In news that is certain to delight Oregon State fans, running back Storm Woods has returned to the practice field this week for the first time since suffering a concussion against the Utah Utes. Woods hopes to play in a few weeks when the Beavers take on Washington State.
Woods says that it feels great to be back with the team, a sentiment reciprocated by wide receiver Brandin Cooks:
Just to see his face is a great thing. On a personal level it puts a smile on my face big time. First time without him since my freshman year going on the road, so that was a little different (USA Today Sports).
The impending return of Woods hopefully means the Beavers will be able to improve a running game that has been pitiful in 2013. The Beavers are averaging a mere 55.0 yards per game on the ground this year, a mark that has them ranked 123rd out of 125 FBS teams. Though injuries have hampered the offensive line, that lack of production is unacceptable at a program that has produced some of the most prolific rushers in conference history (including Ken Simonton, Steven Jackson, and Jacquizz Rodgers).
The Beavers will be taking on the Colorado Buffaloes this weekend. The game will begin at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time and can be seen on the Pac-12 Network.
[Source: USA Today Sports]