The college football season may be over three months away but already, a quarterback competition is brewing in Corvallis, with three legitimate candidates all strongly in the mix. Head coach Gary Andersen has been fairly non-committal and vague in his plans to make a final starting decision so we turned it over to you, Beaver Nation, to voice your opinion on who will be the starting quarterback in the end.
Below, you can read a quick quip about each Oregon State gunslinger and then cast your vote for who you think will be handed the reigns to the team at the end of the day. The poll officially ends right after midnight on Monday (aka Tuesday morning at 12:01 AM) so be sure to get your votes in fast!
Last season’s opening day starter, the Beavers’ offense never really hit it’s stride under Garretson, as the former Utah State transfer threw for just 617 yards in six starts, before breaking his ankle in a 19-14 loss to Utah. Garretson’s most impressive outing came in the 2016 season opener against Minnesota, where he completed 25 of 40 passes for 228 yards and 3 scores. However, in his next five games, Garretson failed to throw for another touchdown.
Luton was a JUCO All-American last season at Ventura College (CA), where he threw for 3,551 yards and 40 touchdowns. Gaudy stats aside, Luton is the “new guy” the program, who is still learning the Oregon State offense but enrolling early may have helped his cause. The 6’ 7” gunslinger looks to be the most complete talent in the quarterback mix so far, but he’s yet to prove any of it against Division I, Pac-12 level talent.
When Garretson (and then Conor Blount) went down with injuries last season, McMaryion was thrown into the fire, being asked to lead the Beavers down the stretch after seeing just two snaps of action in the first five games. After a rocky 0-4 display as a full-time starter, McMaryion pulled it together in the final two contests of the season, engineering back-to-back wins over Arizona and Oregon. In the lasting duo of victories, McMaryion threw for 366 yards, 6 touchdowns and 0 interceptions, while also rushing for 86 yards.
Who will be Oregon State’s starting quarterback in 2017?
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