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A.J. Doyle named UMass starting quarterback vs. Kansas State



Several news outlets reported yesterday that sophomore A.J. Doyle will start at quarterback against Kansas State on Saturday (7 PM, UMass Sports Network) as announced by head coach Charley Molnar after practice.

For Doyle, this will be the second career start after getting the nod in last year's season-finale against Central Michigan.

Doyle battled an injury during the the bulk of spring practices and summer workouts that Molnar said hampered his ability to compete with Wegzyn for the starting job when training camp rolled around. Now that he's gotten healthy, Doyle's performance at practice has picked up.

"It's not that Mike's has gone down, it's just that A.J.s has improved," Molnar said.

In two years, Doyle has thrown for 516 yards, four touchdowns and eight interceptions on 67-of-121 attempts. His only other career start came in the Minutemen's 42-21 loss to Central Michigan in the season finale last year.

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