Boise State names Southwick as starting QB
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Boise State on Sunday named redshirt junior Joe Southwick the starting quarterback for the No. 24 Broncos.
Southwick, a 6-foot-1, 187-pounder from Danville, Calif., was a backup a year ago to Kellen Moore, who during his career won more games than any other quarterback in the history of college football.
As a backup Southwick mostly saw action in fourth-quarter mop-up duty. In eight games, he was 23 of 30 for 198 yards and one TD and one interception.
Coach Chris Petersen says Southwick knows the system well and prepared hard to earn the starting job. Southwick says he feels privileged as well a lot of responsibility in being named the starter.
The Broncos open the season Friday against No. 12 Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich.
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