Oregon State is looking to get in the win column this weekend after getting roughed up on the road against Ohio State last week. But as the home opener against Southern Utah approaches, it remains unclear just what the status of quarterback Jake Luton will be.
Luton was knocked out of Oregon State’s season opener and has been dealing with concussion symptoms for the past week. Because of the sensitivity and nature of concussions, there is no word on whether or not Luton will be cleared to play in Week2 or if he will have to sit out a week before potentially coming back in Week 3, if not later.
Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith will likely stick with Conor Blount this week of Luton is not available. And because of the nature of the opponent, this may be a good week to play it as safe as possible with Luton’s status. There should be no real need to feel rushing your starting quarterback for a home game against an FCS opponent is a good idea, even if Oregon State may find wins hard to come by this season.
Blount fared well enough last week against the Buckeyes, completing 12 of 19 passes for 169 yards. Blount also threw two touchdown passes in a lopsided loss against the Big Ten favorite.