Tuesday, September 14, 2010

MVSU loses starting QB, JUCO transfer Hughes to take over

PHOTO CUTLINE: Holmes Community College transfer and Grenada native Oliver Hughes is now MVSU's starting quarterback after starter Carl Davis broke his ankle Saturday at South Carolina State.

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State football coach Karl Morgan has had to deal with playing three “home” games 50 miles away in Greenville-Weston High, a 0-2 start to the 2010 season without scoring a touchdown — and now he has to replace his starting quarterback.
True freshman quarterback Carl Davis, a 6-foot-1, 175 pound Mobile, Ala. product, broke his ankle on MVSU's second series last Saturday at South Carolina State. Morgan said he hopes Davis can get a medical redshirt.
His replacement is Holmes Community College transfer and Grenada native Oliver Hughes.
“Hughes is going to be the starter now,” Morgan said during a teleconference early Monday afternoon. “And we'll have to be creative on what we can and what we can't do.”
Hughes went 6-of-12 for 41 yards Saturday in MVSU's 44-0 loss to South Carolina State. However, he accounted for negative 38 yards rushing because of several sacks. MVSU finished as a team with negative 9 yards rushing and 44 total.
MVSU now only has two quarterbacks left on their roster. Hughes’ backup will be Michael Shaw, a sophomore from Memphis.
MVSU will be traveling to Chicago Saturday to battle rival Alcorn State at Soldier’s Field.

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