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Beavers’ leading rusher ‘OK’; MRI to determine how OK

Even as Oregon State rolled to its fifth-straight win to start the 2012 season after passing its latest test, the Beavers will be anxiously awaiting the results of an off-field test that could further complicate its injury picture.

In OSU’s 42-28 win over BYU, starting running back and leading rusher Storm Woods suffered a knee injury in the third quarter that sidelined the back for the remainder of the game.  An MRI will be performed early this coming week to determine the extent of the injury.

For his part, though, Woods was optimistic that nothing of significance will come of the MRI.

“It’s OK, a little bruised up, but it feels way better than when I got hurt,” Woods said.

OSU is already dealing with the loss of starting quarterback Sean Mannion for uncertain period of time, and losing Woods, who leads the Beavers with 404 yards rushing, for any amount of time would certainly further impact OSU’s offense down the stretch.