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9/22/09

Christensen names Carta-Samuels starting QB for Pokes

LARAMIE -
  • Tate Forcier has led the Michigan Wolverines back into the top 25.
  • Matt Barkley had USC in the top five until he suffered an injury and the Trojans suffered an upset.
  • Wyoming might not be worried about national rankings, but it will become the fifth program - Rutgers starts Tom Savage and Army starts Trent Steelman - in the country to put the success of its football program in the hands of a true freshman.
  • UW coach Dave Christensen announced Monday that Austyn Carta-Samuels will take over as the Cowboys' starting quarterback on Saturday against UNLV and the Pokes will put an end to the quarterback rotation used in their first three games.
"Austyn's going to be our starter and we don't have a rotation planned this week," Christensen said during his weekly meeting with the media. "He did some good things with his feet, getting out of the pocket ... when pressure was coming. He scrambled to make plays. He knows where to go with the ball in our scheme, has made some good throws. "We think at this point in time he gives us the best chance."  ... more here.