Southern Miss names new starting quarterback

Despite playing two quarterbacks against Kentucky on Saturday, the Southern Miss football team was pretty close to taking down its SEC counterpart for the second year in a row.
But USM couldn’t overcome its slow start on offense with Keon Howard running the show and completing just 50 percent of his passes in the first half. Kwadra Griggs handled every snap in the second half and gave the passing game a lift with more than 200 yards and two touchdowns to his former high school teammate Korey Robertson.
The 24-17 loss was a team effort, but Griggs played well enough to earn his first division I start in week two. Southern Miss Quarterback Kwadra Griggs said, “Big thing about this game is confidence. I try to trust the process with my coaches. I know he’s going to put me in the best situation possible to try to lead this team. Just try to lead the team the best way possible. I’m not a selfish person, I try to do what I’ve got to do for this team.”
Southern Miss Head Football Coach Jay Hopson said, “He definitely did some good things and threw the ball well, ran the ball well. So there’s a lot of positives. Certainly when you lose it always hurts and you never like that feeling, but I think some of our young guys showed some bright signs so we’re looking forward to just growing and getting better each week.”
The Golden Eagles roll out the welcome mat for Southern University for a 6 p.m. kick off on Saturday.

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