David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer
Oregon State's bid to replace the graduated Sean Mannion began with a competition of 7 quarterbacks this past spring. Over half a year later, a victor has finally been named. True freshman Seth Collins is the Beavers' starter following an explosive dual threat performance in a 26-7 win over Weber State. He struggled early, but ultimately racked up 152 rushing yards and 2 passing touchdowns -- including a perfect 44-yard deep strike to Jordan Villamin. Oregon State wasn't great Friday, but the multifaceted explosiveness of their new young quarterback should generate optimism.