NC State's Doeren: Mitchell to start at QB at BC

Nov. 11, 2013 @ 05:17 PM

Dave Doeren is scrapping the two-quarterback rotation at North Carolina State.

Doeren said Monday that Arkansas transfer Brandon Mitchell will start this week at Boston College and that "it'll be his game."

The Wolfpack (3-6, 0-6 ACC) rotated Mitchell and Colorado State transfer Pete Thomas at Duke and Doeren says "it didn't work.

"Whether Pete plays or not, we'll see," he added.

Mitchell and Thomas combined to complete 13 of 33 passes with three interceptions against Duke. Each player threw an interception that Duke's DeVon Edwards returned for a fourth-quarter touchdown as the Blue Devils pulled away for a 38-20 win.

Mitchell began the season as the starter but missed five games after breaking his left foot in the opener against Louisiana Tech. Thomas started in his place before Mitchell returned for the Florida State game three weeks ago.

Mitchell took the majority of the snaps against North Carolina, and they were in on roughly the same number of plays against Duke.

The two have combined for 15 interceptions and just five touchdown passes.

"We're going to work every angle we can, obviously," Doeren said. "If I could fix it like that, it would have been fixed."

N.C. State has lost five straight and has its worst conference record since finishing 0-6 in the ACC in 1959.

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