If Bowling Green hopes to replicate the performance of UMass' offense against Michigan on Saturday, it will have to do it with a backup quarterback. Why? Matt Schilz, the Falcons' starter, is out because of a shoulder sprain that he suffered last week against Marshall.
A decision about who will replace Schilz in the starting lineup had not been made earlier in the week, so it looks like Michigan will have to wait until Saturday to find out who it is facing.
Clawson said the starter for Saturday’s contest hasn’t been determined, with sophomore Aaron Pankratz – who played in the fourth quarter against Marshall – and true freshman Trent Hurley.
"This year, a clear No. 2 never really emerged," Clawson said. "I said at the end of pre-season that the issue wasn’t, ‘Who is our starter?’ It is ‘Who is our back-up?’ Really it was between Trent and Aaron.
Before suffering the shoulder injury, Schilz passed for 664 yards and threw two touchdowns and four interceptions in three games this season.