Oct 20, 2012; Starkville, MS, USA; Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders quarterback Logan Kilgore (10) drops back for a pass during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce DerdenUSA TODAY Sports

MTSU hopes to start Logan Kilgore against North Carolina

The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are preparing for a tough battle against the ACC heavyweights from Chapel Hill. The North Carolina Tar Heels were already favored to win this weekend’s game, but MTSU’s starting quarterback was injured in their first game of the season. In the third quarter, Logan Kilgore bent over in pain. He was later diagnosed with an injury to his upper extremity.

While, he may not be one hundred percent and ready to go, the Blue Radiers are hoping that Logan Kilgore will be able to take the field and lead their team onto the gridiron of Kenan Stadium on Saturday as the starting quarterback.

Even with his injuries, there is no doubt in the MTSU coaching staff that Kilgore will play Saturday.

“I doubt he will be 100 percent, … but I have no question that Logan will play and he’ll play well,” said MTSU head coach Rick Stockstill.

He didn’t practice this weekend, but he did return earlier this week. Kilgore has the confidence of his coaches this weekend and says regardless of his status, it didn’t matter to North Carolina. Kilgore doesn’t appear to think that he or anyone else starting at quarterback would make a different in Larry Fedora’s game plan for the Blue Raiders this weekend.

With North Carolina the odds on heavy favorite, MTSU has prepared for this game. After the minor setback with Kilgore, Stockstill says the game plan hasn’t changed a bit and they are ready for the Tar Heels.

(H/T: The Tennessean)

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