Trickett to make first start at quarterback for WVU on Saturday

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- After starting quarterback Ford Childress tore a pectoral muscle, Clint Trickett will make his first start at West Virginia when the Mountaineers take on No. 11 Oklahoma State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday.

Trickett, a junior transfer from Florida State this summer, will be the third starting quarterback in just five games for West Virginia, after Paul Millard and Childress each fizzled out after two starts.

Childress set a West Virginia freshman passing record in his debut, a 41-7 victory over Georgia State two weeks ago, but he was 11-of-22 passing for just 62 yards and two interception in a 37-0 loss to Maryland last Saturday.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said Childress did not practice all week, leaving the quarterback competition open between Trickett and Millard. The injury is not expected to be season-ending.

Trickett had six snaps in the season opener, his only in-game experience at West Virginia. He was 66-of-106 with seven touchdowns and four interceptions as backup quarterback for the Seminoles the last two seasons.

Trickett's father, Rick, was an assistant coach at West Virginia for 10 years, most recently as offensive line coach from 2001-06, and is now an assistant coach at Florida State. His brother, Chance, was also a student coach in 2006.

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Stephen J. Nesbitt: snesbitt@post-gazette.com, 412-290-2183 and Twitter @stephenjnesbitt.


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