Beavers to name QB later in the week

Oregon State remains undecided as to who will start at quarterback against Hawai'i on Saturday.

Posted: Sep 6, 2021 5:40 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith says he will evaluate these next few days of practice before naming a starting quarterback for Saturday's matchup against Hawai'i.

"Some of it is the game plan and what we want to try to accomplish on Saturday and who does things well," Smith said. 

Sam Noyer started the season opener at Purdue before being pulled out late in the third quarter. 

Nolan went 10-21 with 94 passing yards and an interception. 

Chance Nolan led the team on two scoring drives throwing for 157 yards before suffering the 30-21 loss. 

"I just feel like Chance came in and he probably played a little better than Sam in just looking at the body of work," Smith said. "But at the same time we had fall camp and went with Noyer and there were reasons for that."

Smith said last season's starter Tristan Gebbia is still working his way back from an injury but isn't ready for game action. 

The Beavers kick off at 8 P.M. against Hawai'i on Saturday at Reser Stadium. 

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