Casey Thompson named starting QB for Huskers

(Lincoln, NE) -- The Huskers officially have a starting quarterback.

Thursday night, Head Coach Scott Frost announced on his monthly radio show that Texas transfer Casey Thompson will be the starter when Nebraska takes on Northwestern next Saturday in Dublin, Ireland. The announcement of Thompson as starter ends a ends a three way battle for the spot between Thompson, Chubba Purdy and Logan Smothers.

“I think just the experience and being a gamer, there’s no substitute for playing a lot of college football and there’s been fewer mistakes from him. It really was a big jump from spring ball to fall and I think that thumb was bothering him worse than he let on, he’s throwing way better now than I saw him throw it in the spring, he’s got a lot of zip on it now,” said Head Coach Scott Frost on Sports Nightly. Frost predicts that all three could see playing time though.

The season opener will be Thompson's 11th college football start. The Huskers take on the Wildcats at 11:30 AM Saturday, August 27th on Fox.

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