MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia is about to play its fifth game of the season Saturday with its third starting quarterback.
Mountaineers Coach Dana Holgorsen said on his weekly radio show Thursday night junior Clint Trickett will lead the offense in the noon ESPN game against No. 11 Oklahoma State at Mountaineer Field. Trickett replaces Ford Childress, who has a torn pectoral muscle and hasn't practiced this week.
Holgorsen said the injury is not expected to end Childress' season.
This will be the second time Trickett played this season. Trickett, who transferred from Florida State in April and is eligible because he graduated early, played six plays in two series in the season opener against William & Mary.
Childress started the past two games, but had two very different performances. He replaced junior Paul Millard, who started the first two games, but lost the job after WVU's 16-7 loss at Oklahoma.
Trickett is the son of former WVU offensive line coach Rick Trickett.
Clint Trickett played in 17 games and started twice in two seasons with the Seminoles. Both of his starts came in 2011, though, and Trickett only threw 34 passes last season.
As a redshirt freshman in 2011, he completed 44 of 72 passes for 675 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. He relieved injured E.J. Manuel in a home loss to Oklahoma and was 7-for-15 for 135 yards with a 56-yard touchdown and an interception.