Bower Names Freshman Damion Carter As The Starting Quarterback - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

09/26/03

Bower Names Freshman Damion Carter As The Starting Quarterback

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) _ Damion Carter came on five minutes into the fourth quarter against
Nebraska Thursday night, completing his first six passes and finishing 14-for-17 for 143 yards and a touchdown.

``Damion's performance in that game earned him the opportunity,'' coach Jeff Bower said Friday after a team practice. ``I really don't have any doubts about starting a true freshman. You saw him. He showed more poise in the game than probably any freshman quarterback I've ever seen.''

Several players were slowed in Friday's afternoon workout by ``bumps and bruises'' acquired in Thursday's game.

Junior running back Timmy Blackwell injured an ankle in the game and will be evaluated over the weekend.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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