Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Oregon State could be without injured quarterback Sean Mannion for a while, but Cody Vaz's impressive first collegiate start last week gave the team plenty of confidence moving forward. Travis Wilson's first start didn't go as well for Utah, but the team is pushing forward with the freshman as its signal-caller. The eighth-ranked Beavers go for their first 6-0 start in 105 years on Saturday night when the visiting Utes try to avoid their first four-game losing streak in a decade. Mannion led Oregon State (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) in its first four games, but the sophomore is out indefinitely after injuring his left knee in a 19-6 victory over Washington State on Oct. 6. He underwent surgery last week. While his loss could have sent the Beavers into a tailspin, Vaz provided some stability in last Saturday's 42-24 road win over BYU, throwing for 332 yards and three touchdowns - two to Markus Wheaton. The junior, who was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week for his efforts, had appea...
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