BOISE — The UT Martin Skyhawks will bring a two-quarterback system to Bronco Stadium on Saturday. And one of those players is a Favre.
Redshirt sophomore Jarod Neal (6-foot-1, 191 pounds) and junior transfer Dylan Favre (5-10, 195) - the nephew of former NFL star Brett Favre - split time at quarterback in the Skyhawks' opening win against ranked Chattanooga. That's the plan again when the Football Championship Subdivision team comes to Boise for what its coach has called a "mini-bowl game."
This is the longest football road trip in school history (1,820 miles). The team arrives Thursday.
Neal was 10-of-15 for 79 yards with an interception last week, hitting his first seven throws. Favre was 9-for-12 for 83 yards with a touchdown. He rushed for 37 yards and another touchdown, but lost a key fumble.
They're replacing three-year starting quarterback Derek Carr, the school's career leader in TD passes, total offense and passing yards.
"They both did well," UT Martin coach Jason Simpson said. "They both made one crucial mistake. They both made plays, they both handled themselves well and they'll both play this week."
He wouldn't commit to a starter.
Favre, who spent two years at Mississippi State and last season at Pearl River Community College, led three of UT Martin's four touchdown drives last week.
"We've got a couple more days here to put our game plan together," Simpson said. "It doesn't really matter who starts. You find who's got what going and you go with that guy."
The quarterbacks present different styles, so the Broncos will need to prepare for both.
"Favre, he's more of a scrambler and can run," Boise State redshirt freshman linebacker Ben Weaver said. "The other quarterback is going to sit there and throw the ball."
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