Noah Togiai joins Rip City Drive

Oregon State had a tough start to the season as the Beavers were blown out by the Colorado State Rams 58-27. One of the bright spots for the Beavers was tight end Noah Togiai who caught seven passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.  He joined Travis and Chad on Tuesday to give his thoughts on the game.

Togiai, who missed most of the 2016 season with a knee injury talked about his time off the football field.

“I feel like this injury was somewhat like a blessing in disguise for me. It helped me learn more about football both on the field and learn a lot of things that I didn’t know. I had more time to just sit down and learn different things about offenses and defenses with my coaches and I was able to get about 10 pounds heavier – Stronger in the legs – So it really helped me a lot.”

Togiai also talked about his chemistry with new quarterback Jake Luton.

“There were some missed reads by both of us with my route running and his timing. But for our first game I felt like he did well. I think as we go through the year and we both progress forward, I think he’ll be a really good quarterback in this league.”

Finally, he talked about what Jake Luton is like as a leader.

“He’s a really great leader. Everyone listens to him. Everyone follows him. He has a great arm and can throw the ball pretty much anywhere on the field.”

Take a listen to the great interview below.

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