BURBANK, Calif. (AP) Oregon State running back Storm Barrs-Woods is going to be busy this fall.
The Beavers are one of the youngest teams in college football, returning only 11 seniors on scholarship, and will start a freshman at quarterback. That means plenty of touches for Barrs-Woods, as new Oregon State coach Gary Andersen plans to feature the redshirt senior in hopes of taking pressure off his inexperienced passer.
"Storm is ready to accept that role and that responsibility," Andersen said Thursday at Pac-12 media days. "He needs to be a young man that gets the ball in his hands 20, 25 times a game. Every game is different, and there are different opportunities that arise, but he needs to carry the load for us back there."