Report: Oregon State going with a change at quarterback for Stanford game
According to a report from The Oregonian’s Nick Daschel, Oregon State quarterback Chance Nolan did not travel with the team for Saturday night’s game at Stanford. In his absence, Oregon State will go with Ben Gulbranson as its starter against the Cardinal.
Nolan is dealing with a neck injury sustained during last week’s 42-16 loss to Oregon State. Nolan was tackled awkwardly late in the first quarter against the Utes and was replaced for the final three quarters by Gulbranson.
Before he exited, Nolan struggled. Oregon State had five first-quarter possessions against Utah — one produced a touchdown after seven plays and 79 yards, but the other four featured 12 total plays, 38 total yards, two interceptions, one three-and-out, and a turnover on downs.
A week prior, Nolan was picked off four times in a 17-14 loss to USC at home. He has started each of Oregon State’s last 17 games.
Gulbranson is a third-year freshman. So far this season, he has completed 15 of his 25 pass attempts for 225 yards. Tristan Gebbia, a senior and a team captain, will back up Gulbranson. Gebbia has not played since 2020.
Oregon State (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12) plays Stanford (1-3, 0-3 Pac-12) at 8 p.m. PT on ESPN.