Oregon State to start Ben Gulbranson at quarterback vs. Washington State as Chance Nolan remains sidelined

Oregon State’s Ben Gulbranson will start at quarterback for a second consecutive week when the Beavers play host to Washington State at 6 p.m. Saturday in Reser Stadium.

Gulbranson, a third-year freshman, gets the nod as Chance Nolan remains in concussion protocol. In an Oct. 1 game at Utah, Nolan left late in the first quarter in what was then called a neck strain.

Nolan started the season’s first five games, and 17 consecutive before missing last week’s game at Stanford.

In his first OSU career start, Gulbranson completed 20 of 28 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Gulbranson threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Shaun Harrison with 13 seconds left, the difference in the Beavers’ 28-27 win over Stanford.

Backing up Gulbranson is senior Tristan Gebbia, who last played in a start against Oregon in 2020.

–Nick Daschel | ndaschel@oregonian.com | @nickdaschel

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