Source: Oregon State again without QB Nolan

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Oregon State QB Chance Nolan will miss his third consecutive game as he has yet to clear concussion protocol from a hit on Oct. 1, a source told ESPN.

Source: Oregon State again to be without QB Chance Nolan 10:39 AM ET ESPN Oregon State will again be without Chance Nolan for Saturday's game against Colorado as the quarterback, who was injured Oct. 1, has yet to clear concussion protocol, a source told ESPN's Pete Thamel on Friday. Nolan, who has missed games against Stanford and Washington State , left in the Beavers' blowout a loss to Utah on Oct. 1 because of a neck strain. Ben Gulbranson has made two starts in place of Nolan, who had made 19 starts in a row before suffering the injury. Gulbranson, a freshman, is 47 of 78 in four appearances this season for 616 yards and 3 TDs as the Beaves (5-2) have relied heavily on the rushing game in Nolan's absence. Nolan, a junior, has 939 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions this season.