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ESPN: Beavers move on without James Rodgers

Mike Riley was forced to address two realities this week that pulled his Oregon State team in different directions.

First reality: Receiver and return man James Rodgers, an All-America candidate, was done for the season with a knee injury. That's a huge blow for a team that appeared to be finding itself over the past two weekends, particularly on offense.

"You can’t spin the disappointment; I’m not going to try," Riley said.

Second reality: Injuries are part of the game and seven games remain for a team that believes it can be a factor in the Pac-10 race. The Beavers ...

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