HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall football Coach Doc Holliday expects to see Logan Kilgore as Middle Tennessee State's starting quarterback when the teams clash at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Fox Sports 1).
MTSU Coach Rick Stockstill, however, wasn't ready to make that announcement.
It could be Kilgore, a redshirt senior assaulting the Blue Raider record books, or it could be redshirt freshman Austin Grammer, who saw plenty of action in MTSU's last game, a loss to North Texas. But Holliday doesn't see why it wouldn't be Kilgore.
"Who knows, but I think Kilgore will be the quarterback," Holliday said. "I mean, he's done so much for them, with his success a year ago. We've prepared for both, but if I was to guess, I'd say Kilgore."
Kilgore is second on the Blue Raiders list with 43 career touchdown passes, one of four MTSU signal-callers to eclipse the 6,000-yard mark for his career and could become the first MTSU quarterback to throw for at least 2,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. He enters Thursday's game with 1,086 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions on 117-of-188 passing.
But he was pulled from the North Texas loss - despite going eight-for-eight for 30 yards - for the more mobile Grammer, who ran for 106 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, but completed just six of 22 passes for 36 yards and an interception. MTSU Coach Rick Stockstill said a shoulder injury suffered earlier in the season has him waiting to make a decision for Thursday.
"Logan, obviously, has been hurt, so we'll continue to evaluate his status and everything, not trying to hide anything from anybody," Stockstill said. "We're just waiting to see what his health and his availability is going to be come Thursday."
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