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BREAKING: Freshman Braxton Burmeister will start at quarterback for Oregon

Taylor Alie will backup the freshman in his first career start

NCAA Football: Oregon Spring Game Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

EUGENE, Oregon — It’s official; true freshman quarterback Braxton Burmeister will start for the Oregon Ducks vs No. 11 Washington State on Saturday.

Justin Herbert suffered a fracture in his collarbone last week vs Cal. Then his backup Taylor Alie exited with a head issue, leaving the door open for the true freshman.

Last season in Pullman, Herbert made his first collegiate appearance as a true freshman. This season, Burmeister will test his skills against a tough Cougar defense.

Kickoff is about 30 minutes away. If you’re not attending, you can watch on Fox.

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