Does Oregon State have a QB controversy between Seth Collins and Nick Mitchell?

Seth Collins (4) is still Oregon State's starting QB...for now.
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True freshman QB Seth Collins has been Oregon's State go-to guy all season. However, it seems as though redshirt freshman Nick Mitchell is elbowing his way into some playing time.

Collins was thought to be Oregon State's present and future quarterback. On the season, Collins has thrown for 813 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions and is completing 51.7 percent of his passes. 

While Collins has struggled at times as a passer, he's been unbelievable as a runner. Collins has rushed for 486 yards and five touchdowns on 90 attempts so far this season. Collins leads the Beavers in rushing yards and ranks ninth in the Pac-12 in that category. 

According to The Oregonian, Mitchell and Collins have been splitting reps at QB and, while Collins will start against Colorado, Mitchell could be in line to play. 

“The great thing is when a young man (Mitchell) — especially with a very young football team — has proved himself to practice well enough to get into a game situation and see how he can react and how he is going to play, and then the opportunity presents itself, we'll play him,” head coach Gary Andersen said, according to the Oregonian. “And if that's at the quarterback spot this week, then so be it in certain situations.

“Seth's gonna start the game, and we'll see how it goes as we move forward throughout the game.”  

(h/t The Oregonian)