Moments after Cody Vaz's first-ever drive as starting quarterback for Oregon State, the Internet was humming.
''VAZzle-Dazzle,'' ''VAZ-tacular'' and ''VAZ-matazz'' were among the nicknames that were bandied about. ''Cody Vaz'' was trending on Twitter.
Vaz, making his first start since high school, threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns in No. 8 Oregon State's 42-24 victory over BYU on Saturday. He completed 20 of 32 passes.
The 6-foot-1 junior, who took over for injured quarterback Sean Mannion, was named a Pac-12 player of the week on Monday.
The victory over BYU moved the Beavers to 5-0 to open the season, their best start since 1939.