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Oregon State Football: Noah Togiai Lost for the Season

Noah Togiai’s promising sophomore campaign has come to an abrupt halt.

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Beavers H-Back Noah Togiai is out for the season according to Oregon State beat writer, Danny Moran.

He injured his knee on the opening kick-off against Idaho State and was ruled out before today’s game against Boise State.

It’s a huge loss for Oregon State who was depending on his athletic ability and versatility. Coordinator Kevin McGiven discussed Togiai’s importance earlier this week saying, "That (injury) has a pretty drastic effect."

Oregon State will now move forward with fellow H-back Ricky Ortiz and Tight End Tuli Wily-Matagi filling the void. Today vs Boise State, Ortiz had one catch for 16 yards. While Wily-Matagi has yet to secure his first reception.

Noah Togiai received considerable playing time as a true freshman last season (starting five games) and was poised to take a big jump during his sophomore campaign. It’s sad news for Togiai and we wish him a speedy recovery. The good news is that Togiai has not yet used his redshirt.

In the meantime the Beavers offense will need other receivers to step up. Oregon State has struggled to create an offensive identity through three games. But, they will look for more production next week when they take on Colorado on the road next Saturday.