NC State altering QBs, from Armstrong to Morris
Andrea Adelson, ESPN Senior WriterOct 2, 2023, 12:31 PM ET
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- Graduate of the University of Florida.NC State will begin MJ Morris at quarterback against Marshall this weekend, coach Dave Doeren revealed Monday.Morris changes veteran Brennan Armstrong, who moved to the Wolfpack from Virginia for his final season in hopes of a new beginning. However Armstrong has actually coped 5 games, going 94-of-160 for 971 lawns with 5 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has actually added 286 lawns rushing and 3 touchdowns on the ground.In a 13-10 house loss to Louisville recently, Armstrong threw two interceptions and passed for just 112 backyards. The Wolfpack rank as one of the worst offenses in the country, averaging 345 lawns per game.NC State had planned to redshirt Morris this season, but Doeren felt something needed to be done to help get the offense moving in the right direction.”More than anything today, he remains in a truly excellent headspace,”Doeren stated of Morris. “He’s thrilled. I believe that’s the trigger that we require
.”Morris played as a true freshman last season after starter Devin Leary was injured. In wins over Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, he tossed for a combined 6 touchdowns and no interceptions. However he, too, was hurt– against Boston College in mid-November– and missed out on the rest of the season.