Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton has been named the Pac-12 Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week.
The conference announced the honor Monday morning, two days after the senior threw for 310 yards in the second half and overtime to lead Oregon State to a 41-34 win at Colorado on Saturday afternoon. The 28-point comeback win over the Buffaloes tied for the biggest come-from-behind victory in school history – 1981 versus Fresno State was the first - and the third-largest in the Pac-12’s history.
He is the first Oregon State quarterback to pick up the honor since Sean Mannion on Sept. 30, 2013.
Luton ended the day completing 28-of-39 passes and three touchdowns. He found Isaiah Hodgins for an 8-yard score early in the third quarter. He followed that with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Hodgins midway through the fourth, and connected with the sophomore wide receiver on a 2-point conversion to move the Beavers to within three points of the Buffaloes.
Luton, a sociology major from Marysville, Wash., found Trevon Bradford on a slant down the middle – on 4th and 8 - for a 10-yard touchdown to tie the game with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation.
The senior passed for 288 of his 310 yards in the second half. He was 3-of-4 for 22 yards in the overtime period.
Luton and Hodgins connected for 10 completions, 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Luton is also one of eight quarterbacks who has been nominated for the Manning Award. Fans can vote by visiting the All-State Sugar Bowl’s Facebook through Thursday at 9 a.m. PT.
Oregon State returns to Reser Stadium this week for a 7:05 p.m. PT kickoff against USC. Tickets are available and can be purchased by visiting BeaverTickets.com/Football or calling 1-800-GOBEAVS between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Source: Oregon State University