Kent State won't be the only team to start a freshman quarterback on Saturday night. Miami head coach Mike Haywood announced that Zac Dysert will make the start at Dix Stadium against Spencer Keith and the Golden Flashes. In relief duty last weekend in a 26-48 loss at Western Michigan, Dysert directed two straight touchdowns in the second half. Miami's offense had been struggling under QB Daniel Raudabaugh, going ten quarters without scoring any points to start the season. Dysert, an Ada native, ranks second in Ohio High School history with 11, 174 yards in Ada's pass happy offense.
With Keith playing well in his limited action, and Giorgio Morgan's ankle injury continuing to linger, the Flashes could have a muddled quarterback situation writes the Record Courier's David Carducci.
“Depending on how Spencer is playing, Giorgio is going to have to come back and compete to even get on the field,” said Martin. “Right now, I’m planning on Spencer being the starting quarterback this week until I see something different. The great news about that is we will have two guys who will be competing against each other very hard. That will make both of them better and make us better as a team.
"He's always been an extremely intelligent kid and an extremely good athlete. Both those things you like in a quarterback," Kelley said. "And he's a leader by example. He really commands the respect of other players without saying anything because everybody saw how hard he works and how much he puts into it; how much he wants to succeed."
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