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Monday, November 14, 2011
Montana might start for injured Price

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Washington's backup quarterback Nick Montana -- son of Joe -- may get his first career start at Oregon State because starter Keith Price hurt his knee against USC, according to coach Steve Sarkisian.

Montana came off the bench for Price in the loss to the Trojans and completed 9 of 15 passes for 73 yards with a touchdown.

Price is having on MRI on his left knee, which he hurt after a third-quarter sack. Price has battled various injuries all season, including both knees and both ankles, but hasn't yet missed a start. Sarkisian told reporters results of the MRI will be available on Tuesday.

If Price can't go, it will be interesting to see what Montana can do with the Huskies' offense, which has scored 21 or fewer points in three of its last four games.

That said, the way to attack Oregon State is to run the ball. The Beavers rank 86th in the nation in run defense, surrendering 183.7 yards per game. Huskies running back Chris Polk is just the sort who can wear a defense down.