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CORVALLIS -- Oregon State's offensive line is probably going to be shorthanded for at least another two weeks.

OSU coaches got word Monday that tackle Gavin Andrews' spleen remains too enlarged to play football. Andrews was diagnosed with mononucleosis during August training camp and hasn't returned to action since then.

Guard Grant Enger, who injured a knee in Oregon State's 33-14 win over Hawaii on Sept. 7, is expected to miss at least the next two games. The Beavers play Saturday at San Diego State.

"We'll work with what we have, and we'll try to get better," O-line coach Mike Cavanaugh said.

With center Isaac Seumalo moving to right tackle and freshman Grant Bays getting his first start at right guard, Oregon State's line pass-protected well in a 51-48 overtime victory at Utah Saturday night. Junior quarterback Sean Mannion, the Pac-12 offensive player of the week, threw for a career-high 443 yards and was sacked only once.

"The guys did OK, but not great," Cavanaugh said. "There were four (quarterback) hits. Bays was solid, (sophomore center Josh) Mitchell was solid. But our guys graded out with Cs across the board."

The run-blocking was dismal, producing only 48 yards on the ground.

"It's a mixture of things," Cavanaugh said. "Not sustaining blocks, not getting low enough for leverage. … we're going to keep working on it."

Oregon State is tied with California in leading the nation in pass offense at 438.7 yards a game. OSU ranks 117th of 123 FBS teams in rush offense at 70.0 yards per game.

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