RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This wasn't how North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren wanted to settle his quarterback situation.
Pete Thomas will make his first start with the Wolfpack (1-0) on Saturday night when they face Richmond.
He's getting the opportunity because Brandon Mitchell broke his foot in the first quarter of the opener.
Mitchell beat out Thomas during a tight training camp battle that wasn't decided until shortly before last week's game against Louisiana Tech.
Doeren says he's eager to see how Thomas embraces that role.
He might get a test from a Richmond team that has long been a power in the Championship Subdivision. The Spiders (1-0) shut out VMI 34-0 last week.
Created: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 09:16:35 EST
Updated: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 09:16:35 EST