Fresno State’s quarterback situation has become uncertain due to an injury to starting quarterback Mikey Keene in the late stages of Saturday’s 24-19 defeat to Wyoming.
Keene suffered an ankle injury after taking a sack from Wyoming’s DeVonne Harris in the fourth quarter and and was unable to finish the match.
The big picture: Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford expressed uncertainty about the extent of Keene’s injury and mentioned that an MRI would determine the long-term impact.
- As a result, Keene’s availability for the Saturday’s game against Utah State remains uncertain.
- In Keene’s absence, Logan Fife is expected to start at quarterback for Fresno State.
- Fife showed his ability by completing 7-of-11 pass attempts for 68 yards against Wyoming, including an eight-yard touchdown pass. However, a late-game interception sealed the Bulldogs’ fate in Laramie last week.
- Additionally, true freshman and Buchanan High alum Jayden Mandal has been designated as the backup quarterback due to Josh Wood’s shoulder surgery, according to Tedford.
What they’re saying: “[Logan] wasn’t fazed by the moment at all,” Bulldog offensive coordinator Pat McCann said. “I look back and when he stepped in against USC last year when Jake got hurt, I think he went 11-of-12. He prepares well every week. He gave Mikey a run for his money in the quarterback competition in the first place.”