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Oregon State QB Sean Mannion needs a new target this season

Sean Mannion went into last year's fall camp uncertain whether he would be the starter. This season, the uncertainty centers on who will emerge as his go-to receiver.

Mannion set a Pac-12 season record for yards passing with 4,662 and threw an Oregon State-record 37 touchdown passes, third-most for a single season in conference history.

The fifth-year starter has 10,436 career yards passing and could break Matt Barkley's record of 12,274 before the end of the season.

A drop-back passer who fits perfectly into coach Mike Riley's pro-style offense, Mannion is on the preseason watch lists for a slew of honors, including the Walter Camp, Davey O'Brien and Maxwell awards.

But he'll need a new favorite target now that Brandin Cooks has moved on to the New Orleans Saints.