CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Oregon State receiver Jordan Villamin started developing his rapport with quarterback Darell Garretson last season, when Garretson had to sit out a year as a transfer from Utah State.
"We've been working out since he got here last year, so we've had that connection, we just couldn't capitalize on it because he couldn't play," Villamin said about the junior newcomer. "This (spring) is the first time he's really taken control of the offense and played, and you can see what he can do out there. It's really nice."
The Beavers finished last season ranked last in the Pac-12 in passing yards per game at just more 159, while the team tried to break in three inexperienced quarterbacks. Oregon State rotated through true freshman Seth Collins along with Marcus McMaryion and Nick Mitchell, none of whom had ever seen a snap in college.