Oregon State goes back to Cody Vaz at quarterback

Frank Schwab

Oregon State now has a full-fledged quarterback controversy.

Sean Mannion, returning from a knee injury, threw four interceptions in Oregon State's first loss of the season last week at Washington. Vaz came in the game late, after Mannion's fourth pick, and almost led the Beavers to a win. On Monday, Oregon State coach Mike Riley announced that Vaz will start this week, according to Stephen Nelson, a reporter with KEZI 9 television.

Vaz, a junior, made a name for himself when he won the first two starts of his career as Mannion recovered from a knee injury. He even won Pac-12 Player of the Week honors. He helped the Beavers remain undefeated.

When Mannion was ready to return, Riley reinstated him as the starter, but Mannion struggled and the Beavers lost. That has opened up a can of worms for the Beavers, who face Arizona State this week.

Unless Vaz resumes his hot play, Riley can look forward to a few more weeks of second guessing.

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