The Oregon St. Beavers will get a much-needed injection of offense Saturday when James Rodgers returns to the field against the UCLA Bruins on Saturday afternoon. Rodgers has spent almost an entire year rehabbing from a knee injury he suffered against the Arizona Wildcats last October, and he's finally rehabbed to the point that he's ready to see action again. Tight end/H-back Joe Halahuni is also expected to return, which should give Oregon State two of their most potent weapons to deal with for Pac-12 defenses.
Oregon State's offense was never the same after losing Rodgers last season (the Beavers lost five of their last seven games), and the Beavers offense has looked absolutely horrid in its first two games of the season, losing in an upset at home to Sacramento State and then getting blanked in Camp Randall against Wisconsin. Sean Mannion is now the new quarterback, replacing incumbent Ryan Katz, and he should be happy to see two of the most productive playmakers for the Beavers back on the field. UCLA's defense better be on their toes, because this isn't going to be the same anemic Oregon State offense that hit the field the first two weeks of the season.