Monday, September 1, 2008

Evans to start at QB for N.C. State Saturday

Senior Daniel Evans will start at quarterback for N.C. State on Saturday against William & Mary, coach Tom O'Brien said Monday.

Russell Wilson, the redshirt freshman who won the starting job during the preseason, suffered a Grade 3 concussion in the second quarter of the Aug. 28 opener against South Carolina. He is back on campus and attending class, but O'Brien said the staff doesn't know what Wilson's status is and is proceeding with Evans as the starter and Beck as the backup.

Evans replaced Wilson late in the second quarter and was 4-for-12 passing for 37 yards with two interceptions as the Wolfpack lost 34-0. Evans will make his 18th career start and will be backed up by junior Harrison Beck.

Though Evans and Beck struggled against the Gamecocks, O'Brien still plans to redshirt highly regarded freshman Mike Glennon.

O'Brien also said tight end Anthony Hill is out for Saturday's game with a chest injury. -- KEN TYSIAC


packnator said...

evans sux and beck sux, this duo damned the wolfpack last year. Maybe we can instill some direct snap action to our tailback!!!!!!