Coming up: Oregon State (9-4) vs. Missouri (8-4), Sun Bowl, 11 a.m. PT, Dec. 29, Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
TV, radio: CBS, KEX (1190)
• OSU coaches are evaluating four in-state quarterbacks as potential grayshirts/walk-ons: Zack Anderson, 6-3, 215 from Yamhill-Carlton; Justin Engstrom, 6-6, 210 from Scappoose; Drew Hubel, 6-5, 185 from Corvallis; and Duncan White, 6-4, 205 from Lake Oswego.
• Oregon State received its 12th verbal commitment from Jon Ioane, a 6-5, 330-pound offensive tackle from Santa Ana (Calif.) who is rated fifth among the nation's JC tackles. Ioane, who originally committed to OSU in 2004 but couldn't qualify academically, remains a scholastic question mark. OSU coaches hope he will be eligible and at August training camp.
Keith Robertson, a 2003 signee who played at Foothill College for two seasons and has been helping coach Lake Oswego High's team and taking a math class this fall, will enroll for winter term at OSU if he passes the class, according to Laker coach Steve Coury. Another former Laker at Foothill, linebacker/safety Kevin Maher, is expected to be in school for spring term.
- Kerry Eggers