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Oregon State redshirt senior QB Darell Garretson is expected to start for the foreseeable future.

Garretson (6'0/196) opened the season as Jake Luton's backup, but with Luton suffering a potentially season-ending thoracic spine fracture, the redshirt senior will have an extended chance to go out on a high note. During the past campaign, Garretson started the first six games of the campaign before suffering a broken ankle midway through the season. Prior to going down injured, he had thrown for 617 yards with a 3/4 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 174 yards and three scores. The Beavers are off on bye this coming weekend, with Garretson's first starting chance coming against Washington on September 30.
Sep 20 - 6:22 PM

Oregon State redshirt junior QB Jake Luton possibly suffered a thoracic spine fracture.

Luton was released from the hospital after being injured against Washington State. The starting quarterback was stretchered off after having his facemask removed. His season is certainly over.
Source: Oregon Live
Sep 18 - 10:57 AM

Oregon State redshirt junior RB Ryan Nall rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in Saturday's 52-23 loss to Washington State.

After busting out for 115 yards and a touchdown in a season-opening loss to Colorado State, Nall had been held to just 90 yards rushing combined in his last two games. He returned to his century-mark ways against the Cougars, though, notching a seven-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and topping himself with a 45-yard scoring dash in the third quarter. The 6-foot-2, 255-pounder averaged 7.9 YPC in the defeat. Oregon State has experimented with getting Artavis Pierce more carries to mix things up, but Nall is far-and-away their most dependable option on the ground.
Sep 16 - 9:32 PM

Oregon State junior WR Seth Collins (finger) is suited up and available for Saturday's game against Oregon State.

Collins has missed the previous three games with the right-finger injury he sustained in August.
Sep 16 - 6:13 PM

Oregon State redshirt sophomore S Jalen Moore will sit out the first half of Saturday's game against Washington State after being ejected for targeting against Minnesota over the weekend.

Moore (6'0/213) was ejected in the second half against the Gophers due to a questionable hit. True freshman David Morris figures to draw the start in the first half of the Beavers' upcoming showdown with the Cougars.
Sep 13 - 6:31 PM

Oregon State redshirt senior RB Thomas Tyner (hamstring) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Washington State.

Tyner (5'11/201) sat out this past weekend's loss to Minnesota due to the injury concern. The speedy transfer from Oregon was expected to act as a change-of-pace option to Ryan Nall after he reemerged from medical retirement this offseason, but has rushed for just 18 yards on six carries in two games this season. Nall and Artavis Pierce will be receiving the bulk of carries against the Cougars on Saturday regardless of whether or not Tyner manages to suit up.
Sep 13 - 6:04 PM

Oregon State redshirt junior CB Dwayne Williams is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.

The Beavers could be in for a world of hurt against the pass-happy Washington State Cougars on Saturday, as not only is Williams down for the count, opposite starting corner Xavier Crawford will also miss that contest with a shoulder injury. The 5-foot-9, 187-pound Williams has had a history of injury concern, managing to appear in just five games last season. Jay Irvine could see extended snaps in absence of Williams, though the Beavers figure to use their fair share of bodies to try to cover over these two significant losses in the secondary.
Sep 13 - 5:51 PM

Oregon State redshirt sophomore CB Xavier Crawford will miss Saturday's game against Washington State due to a shoulder injury.

Crawford injured his shoulder in the first half of Saturday's loss to Minnesota. He was a 12-game starter for the 2016 campaign, recording 70 tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble in that space. Senior Kyle White -- who finished out Saturday's game in his place -- will likely slot in as starter against the Cougars on Saturday. There is no current timetable for Crawford's return.
Sep 13 - 5:38 PM

Oregon State HC Gary Andersen said that redshirt junior RB Ryan Nall is unlikely to see 25 carries a game.

We've received some conflicted messages from the Beavers when it comes to Nall's workload over the past few days. Artavis Pierce started over him against Minnesota on Saturday with OSU attempting to work their perimeter rushing game more heavily -- it did not work -- and after that defeat, Andersen referred to Nall as the team's "workhorse." It would now appear that "workhorse" no longer means what it used to, as Andersen indicated that Nall will probably see fewer than 25 touches a game while the Beavers roll with a rotation of Nall, Artavis Pierce and Thomas Tyner. We think this is forcing it a little -- Nall is the team's best back and best overall offensive weapon.
Sep 12 - 10:44 PM

Oregon State junior WR Seth Collins (finger) is probable for Saturday's game against Washington State.

The Beavers already have three games under their belt, but Collins has been unable to suit up for any of them. He is on the mend from a right finger injury initially sustained in mid-August. The junior wideout will serve as Oregon State's starting slot receiver once he has regained full health. Trevon Bradford has been filling in for him in the interim.
Sep 12 - 5:25 PM

Oregon State sophomore RB Artavis Pierce drew the start against Minnesota on Saturday and finished with 35 yards rushing.

After the game, HC Gary Andersen said that he was starting Pierce over Ryan Nall in the hopes of getting their rushing game going on the edge and perimeter. Count that as a complete and total failure. Not only did Pierce manage just 35 yards on the ground, Nall was held to 31 yards on seven carries. We expect the experimentation to stop pretty soon -- after the game, Andersen referred to Nall as the team's "workhorse."
Sep 10 - 12:10 PM

Oregon State redshirt junior Jake Luton went 16-for-28 for 135 yards and a touchdown in a 48-14 loss to Minnesota.

Luton has the size (6'7/234) and arm strength you want from an NFL quarterback. Based on what we've seen for most of the Beavers three games, he doesn't have the decision making or accuracy. He couldn't get anything going against the Gophers, sans a 16-yard touchdown to Jordan Villamin that made it 17-7 with 9:10 left in the second quarter. There's no quarterback controversy here, but Luton is going to have to play better if the Beavers have any chance of being a bowl team in 2017.
Sep 10 - 1:35 AM

Oregon State junior WR Seth Collins (finger) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Minnesota.

Collins has not played in either of Oregon State's two games to date due to a finger injury on his right hand sustained in August camp. So long as he is sidelined, Trevon Bradford will likely continue to see starting work out of the slot.
Sep 5 - 4:04 PM

Oregon State redshirt junior RB Ryan Nall had 59 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Saturday's 35-32 victory against Portland State.

Nall also had four catches for 34 yards. "A win is a win," Nall said after the game. And that's about all that needs to be said. The Beavers were hoping to drill PSU after last week's collapse against Colorado State, and Nall himself was surely expecting 150 yards or so from scrimmage. Neither happened, but the Beavers did accomplish their primary goal of squaring their record at 1-1.
Sep 2 - 5:49 PM

Oregon State redshirt sophomore TE Noah Togiai had five catches for 95 yards in Saturday's 35-32 win over Portland State.

The 6-foot-4, 246-pounder is making up for lost time after his 2016 season ended with a torn ACL in Week 2. The former basketball player has put up a nice 12-162-1 line through two games. He's making good on his offseason sleeper hype and appears to be one of Jake Luton's most-trusted targets.
Sep 2 - 5:40 PM


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