Moments after Cody Vaz's first-ever drive as starting quarterback for Oregon State, the Internet was humming.
``VAZzle-Dazzle,'' ``VAZ-tacular'' and ``VAZ-matazz'' were among the nicknames that were bandied about. ``Cody Vaz'' was trending on Twitter.
Vaz, making his first start since high school, threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns in No. 8 Oregon State's 42-24 victory over BYU on Saturday. He completed 20 of 32 passes.
The 6-foot-1 junior, who took over for injured quarterback Sean Mannion, was named a Pac-12 player of the week on Monday.
The victory over BYU moved the Beavers to 5-0 to open the season, their best start since 1939.