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Michigan State Vs. Boise State: Joe Southwick Named Starting QB For Broncos

Boise State University has named junior Joe Southwick as its starting quarterback for the Broncos' Aug. 31 opener vs. Michigan State, according to the football program's official Twitter account.

Southwick spent the last two seasons as the primary backup to Kellen Moore. In 15 career games, he has completed 40 of 54 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns. In addition, he has rushed 15 times for 47 yards.

The Spartans now know who to plan for, though there likely isn't a ton there in terms of video to study on Southwick, who spent the offseason competing for the starting job with sophomore Grant Hedrick. It's worth noting that MSU has a new quarterback of its own, as Andrew Maxwell will replace Kirk Cousins for the 2012 season.

The 13th-ranked Spartans and the No. 24 Broncos are set to kick off on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET from Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.

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