Banged up Beavers

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Oregon State paid a price for its huge win over then-top-ranked USC.

With a date Thursday with 15th-ranked Utah looming, the Beavers could be down not just three starters but three of their best players.

WR Sammie Stroughter is nursing a hip pointer.

CB Brandon Hughes is nursing a hamstring injury.

SS Al Afalava is nursing a groin injury.

Mike Riley just said on the weekly Pac-10 teleconference that all three are questionable, noting that none of the threesome practiced Monday, which functioned as a normal "Wednesday practice" for a Saturday game.

He also said that OG Jeremy Perry could play for the first time against Utah. Of course, he said the same last week and Perry didn't play vs. the Trojans.