Oregon State quarterback, Jake Luton, has won the Pac-12 offensive player of the week award for his performance this weekend. Playing on an ankle that still isn’t 100%, Jake Luton helped engineer one of the greatest comebacks in Oregon State history when he was inserted into the game in the second half down 31-3 to Colorado.
Luton threw for 310 yards and 3 touchdowns while completing 28-of-39 pass attempts. He found Isaiah Hodgins and Trevon Bradford for clutch touchdowns on 4th downs. Luton’s statistics, while impressive, don’t appear eye-popping until you realize he only played half the game! Big congratulations to Jake Luton and the entire football team for refusing to give up.
In other news, Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball has reported that the Seattle Mariners had strong interest in hiring Nate Yeskie from Oregon State this off-season to be their pitching coach.
Sources: The @Mariners had very strong interest in @BeaverBaseball pitching coach Nate Yeskie for their big league pitching job, but the highly touted #Beavs assistant declined to interview. Sticking with the #Beavers after getting bumped to $245K over the summer.— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) October 29, 2018
Fortunately for Beaver fans Nate Yeskie appears to be content with his job in Corvallis after getting a raise this summer. Yeskie and Pat Bailey are the two biggest coaches associated with Beaver baseball now that Pat Casey decided to step down and they’ll both play big roles in the success of Oregon State baseball moving forward.