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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Oregon State's quarterback shuffle is emblematic of what has been happening around the Pac-12 all season. Injuries and inconsistency have dogged many teams in a league that has always been known for its strong quarterbacks.
The No. 15 Beavers started out the season with Sean Mannion under center. Because of injury they went to Cody Vaz. Then it was back briefly to Mannion. This week it's undetermined.
Other Pac-12 teams that have switched quarterbacks include No. 14 Stanford, which started with Josh Nunes but swapped him for dual threat Kevin Hogan, and beleaguered Colorado, which started the season with Kansas transfer Jordan Webb but is now looking toward Connor Wood and Nick Hirschman.
Washington State has gone back and forth between Jeff Tuel and Connor Halliday.
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Beavs hope to finish strong
With hopes of a Rose Bowl bid out the window, Oregon State directs their attention towards finishing strong and getting the best bowl bid possible. First up for the Beavers: the California Golden Bears.
Matchup: California vs. Oregon State (16)
Venue: Reser Stadium (Corvallis, OR)
Game Time, TV: 7:30 (PT), Pac-12 Network
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012...
So here we stand.
The Oregon State Beavers, after another blown opportunity to fortify themselves in a bid for the Rose Bowl, again find themselves at a crossroads.
They haven’t been outplayed in nine games but have lost twice. The quarterback carousel continues with neither Cody Vaz or Sean Mannion showcasing any proven leadership qualities which can get them a victory in a...