August 28, 2007

Evans' experience proves the difference

One quarterback candidate had experience and the other did not.

Could it be that simple? In this case, it appears so.

North Carolina State redshirt junior Daniel Evans was named the starting quarterback Monday in part because he is a known commodity. Evans played in 12 games last year, starting nine of them, giving him a significant experience edge on his competitors - redshirt sophomore Harrison Beck and redshirt freshman Justin Burke.

The edge in experience helped Evans earn the starting nod for Saturday's season and home opener against Central Florida. Kickoff is 6 p.m.

"I felt that I played well enough, performed well enough and executed the offense well enough, throughout the spring and early on in camp," Evans said. "I guess I felt like I was good enough and I am good enough to go out there and win games for us on Saturday's."

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