HONOLULU – Warriors head coach Norm Chow will have Jeremy Higgins and Sean Schroeder compete for the starting quarterback position this week in practice.
Schroeder, who has started every game for the Warriors this season, was 10/19 for 100 yards against Boise State. He threw an interception, lost a fumble, and was sacked four times. Higgins, who replaced him in the third quarter, was 11/17 for 154 yards with an interception while being sacked twice. He did, however, lead the Warriors offense to their only touchdown of the game (the other being scored on special teams).
Said Chow "we need to pick it up. We need to play better offensively so if Jeremy gives us that spark we'll go with Jeremy." While that may seem like a lean towards Higgins, Chow did say that he will not announce the starter until later in the week.
He did immediately announce the suspension of running back Will Gregory, who was ejected from the Boise State game early on for throwing a punch.
"Will Gregory will not be with us this week. We'll take it one game at a time. That was uncalled for."
The Warriors have a short week of practice to adjust. They play at Air Force on Friday night. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2. Kickoff is slated for 4:30pm Hawaii time.