Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/24/12
Shoring up a thin secondary On the eve of the Civil War, we’ve reached the conclusion of our OSU lead up to the big game. If you’d like to see the previous articles, click the links: wide receivers, defensive ends. For our final tandem, we’re checking out Oregon State cornerbacks Jordan Poyer and Rashaad Reynolds. While the Beavers are known for their dominating run defense, the secondary has had to take it’s lumps this season. They rank 59th in the FBS, allowing 236.4 passing yards per game. Despite the stats, it doesn’t take away how good these two backs have been for the Beavs. Jordan Poyer Perhaps the best player to ever play the corner for OSU, Jordan Poyer has had a phenomenal season. Arguably Oregon State’s most important defensive player, Poyer ranks eighth on the team with 36 tackles. He’s been surprisingly good on blitzes, with four tackles for loss and a sack. Of course, Poyer makes his bread and butter in the secondary. He leads the team with six interceptions (returned ...
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