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Quarterback Battle Brews in Preseason Camp

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In the coming weeks, we will take a chance to preview each position on the field for the Choctaws as we head toward the season opening "Backyard Brawl" on September 3rd against Millsaps.  We invite MC fans to take a look and get more acclimated with the 2011 group of Choctaws.

The schedule will be as follows:

Quarterbacks – TODAY
Running Backs – TOMORROW
Wide Receivers / Tight Ends – August 17th
Offensive Line – August 18th
Defensive Line – August 19th
Linebackers – August 20th
Secondary – August 22nd
Special Teams – August 23rd
Offense – August 24th
Defense – August 25th
Overall – August 26th

As the Choctaws head into the 2011 season, they have the comfort of returning a two-year starting quarterback in senior Tommy Reyer (Athens, AL, West Limestone High School).  The Athens, AL native was named ASC Freshman of the Year after stepping in for an injured Adam Shaffer in the 2008 season.  Reyer finally got his shot last season to open the year as the starter and did not disappoint, passing for 2,224 yards and 17 touchdowns, while completing 59.3% of his passes.  The dual-threat signal-caller also finished third on the team with 263 yards and five touchdowns on 263 carries.

Reyer has shown himself as a leader on this team, and will have the opportunity to cement himself in the MC record books with another stellar season.  The senior set MC single-game records for passes attempted (64) and completed (39), while tossing for a career-high 475 yards and three touchdowns in a loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor.  In the Division III era at MC, Reyer is third in school history in attempts (530), completions (303), yards (3,392), and touchdowns (25).

Coach Norman Joseph on Reyer - "He's had a good preseason.  He's taken several snaps for us in his freshman and junior seasons, so he has a really good understanding of our offense."

Behind Reyer will be sophomore quarterback Austin Gray (Hoover, AL, Bessemer Academy), who saw extended time last season in the season finale against McMurry.  Gray went 6-14 with 89 yards and a touchdown against the War Hawks.  The Hoover, AL native also served as the primary holder for field goals and extra point attempts.

Coach Joseph on Gray – "I thought Austin had a really good spring practice.  He made some great strides, and he has brought that momentum into preseason camp.  I've been really pleased with his progress from his freshman to his sophomore year, and there will be a real battle for the position as we head towards the Millsaps game."

Sophomore Chris Bunio (Indian Springs, AL, John Carroll High School) and freshman Beaux Gipson (Shreveport, LA, Glenbrook High School) are competing for the third spot on the depth chart.  Bunio entered as the favorite with one year under his belt, but the rookie Gipson has shown a lot of promise early on.

Three other freshman quarterbacks have taken snaps in the preseason in Elliot Brashier (Clinton, MS, Clinton High School)Tyler Kirkindoll (Frisco, TX, Frisco Wakeland High School), and Jonathon Redd (Mobile, AL, Mobile Christian).  The young guys have been able to take a lot of snaps and have shown that they are willing to learn early on.

Coach Joseph on the rookie quarterbacks – "All of our freshman quarterbacks have shown promise in the preseason, and I definitely see them contributing for us in the future."

Coach Joseph on second week of practice – "This will be a real test for all of these guys as we put on full pads on Monday.  The timing will be much different as the defense will be flying around the quarterback and pressuring our guys.  It will be a different speed, so we will be able to re-evaluate things after a couple of days."

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
Final
at Framingham State 29, Westfield State 14
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Moravian 20, at Juniata 17
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at Salve Regina 41, Endicott 14
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at Thomas More 63, St. Vincent 13
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Final
at Union 28, Hobart 23
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at Hamilton 27, Colby 24
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at Christopher Newport 27, William Paterson 19
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at Ithaca 35, St. John Fisher 10
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at Allegheny 44, Kenyon 35
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SUNY-Maritime 21, at Mount Ida 13
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Middlebury 43, at Bates 14
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at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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at Amherst 23, Wesleyan 19
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at Trinity (Conn.) 63, Bowdoin 14
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Husson 48, at Gallaudet 21
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Wabash 35, at Oberlin 21
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at Utica 34, Buffalo State 12
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Final
Ohio Northern 7, at Muskingum 6
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Final
at Frostburg State 62, Montclair State 3
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at Wesley 34, Rowan 3
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at Stevenson 26, Albright 23
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Wittenberg 52, at DePauw 6
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at Albion 31, Alma 28
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at Guilford 45, Shenandoah 20
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Final
Plymouth State 40, at Massachusetts Maritime 14
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Wooster 58, at Hiram 25
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Washington and Lee 36, at Hampden-Sydney 6
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at Anna Maria 36, Alfred State 34
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Bridgewater 31, at Emory and Henry 23
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at FDU-Florham 49, Wilkes 31
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Lebanon Valley 17, at Misericordia 0
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at St. Lawrence 36, Rochester 14
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RPI 30, at Alfred 15
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at Curry 46, Nichols 16
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at Salisbury 42, Southern Virginia 0
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2nd - 10:53
10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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Final
Randolph-Macon 63, at Apprentice 14
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at Susquehanna 21, Ursinus 14
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Cortland 34, at Morrisville State 20
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at Trine 50, Hope 14
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Trinity (Texas) 27, at Sewanee 21
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Wartburg 41, at Luther 16
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5:15, 4th Q
0 Dickinson
56 Franklin and Marshall
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Tufts 21, at Williams 13
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Mount Union 66, at Wilmington 7
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MIT 30, at Coast Guard 21
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Final
at Norwich 24, Maine Maritime 22
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at Marietta 44, Heidelberg 21
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Franklin 29, at Rose-Hulman 22
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John Carroll 48, at Capital 21
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at Manchester 28, Bluffton 21
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Halftime
40 Mount St. Joseph
13 Anderson
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Halftime
3 UW-Whitewater
0 UW-River Falls
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2:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
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Final
at LaGrange 59, Greensboro 10
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4th - 09:27
34 Mass-Dartmouth
38 Worcester State
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4th - 06:11
40 Muhlenberg
13 McDaniel
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Final
Western New England 45, at Becker 0
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4th - 03:40
14 Methodist
32 Maryville (Tenn.)
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4th - 11:55
28 Adrian
19 Kalamazoo
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2:00 PM
Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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4th - 1:43
27 Westminster (Pa.)
27 Washington and Jefferson
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Halftime
23 Berry
14 Millsaps
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4th - 11:12
37 Olivet
28 Benedictine
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4th - 01:17
28 Birmingham-Southern
24 Austin
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4th - 15:00
0 Belhaven
45 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Q3 1:04
14 UW-Stevens Point
23 UW-Stout
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2:00 PM
Eureka at MacMurray
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Final
at Illinois Wesleyan 13, Carthage 10
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4th - 04:50
14 Nebraska Wesleyan
13 Buena Vista
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4th - 09:07
34 Lakeland
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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4th - 07:13
21 Rockford
28 Aurora
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4th - 05:26
10 Concordia (Wis.)
37 Concordia-Chicago
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3rd Q - 5:40
20 Carleton
21 St. Olaf
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3:58 4th
17 Gustavus Adolphus
41 St. John's
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4th - 01:14
20 Augsburg
42 Concordia-Moorhead
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4th - 15:00
77 St. Thomas
0 Hamline
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4th - 01:09
24 Westminster (Mo.)
14 Greenville
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2:00 PM
Coe at Loras
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2:00 PM
Monmouth at Cornell
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4th - 15:00
42 Wheaton (Ill.)
0 North Park
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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4th - 15:00
26 Hardin-Simmons
23 Texas Lutheran
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4th - 02:19
6 Grinnell
70 Lake Forest
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2:00 PM
Carroll at Millikin
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2:00 PM
Ripon at Macalester
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Final
at St. Norbert 38, Lawrence 6
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2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Crown
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2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
4th - 07:50
28 UW-Platteville
14 UW-Eau Claire
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4th - 11:34
7 Merchant Marine
38 WPI
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2:30 PM
Rhodes at Centre
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3rd - 01:48
42 Hanover
0 Earlham
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Start of 4th
6 Beloit
49 Chicago
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Halftime
21 UW-Oshkosh
21 UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Simpson at Dubuque
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Half
0 Augustana
34 North Central (Ill.)
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3:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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1st - 02:49
7 Western Connecticut
7 Bridgewater State
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0 Chapman
7 La Verne
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1st Quarter
7 Pacific
7 Lewis and Clark
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Start of 2nd
7 Pacific Lutheran
0 Willamette
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6:14 1st
0 Puget Sound
7 Whitworth
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1st - 01:40
6 Redlands
0 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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5:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
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6:00 PM
Dean at Castleton
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6:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
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7:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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7:00 PM
Knox at Illinois College
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10:00 PM
Whittier at Cal Lutheran
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Cancelled
Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
Final
at Wesley 34, Rowan 3
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at Frostburg State 62, Montclair State 3
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Wittenberg 52, at DePauw 6
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at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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Wartburg 41, at Luther 16
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Mount Union 66, at Wilmington 7
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at Marietta 44, Heidelberg 21
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4th - 1:43
27 Westminster (Pa.)
27 Washington and Jefferson
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4th - 15:00
26 Hardin-Simmons
23 Texas Lutheran
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4th - 15:00
0 Belhaven
45 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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4th - 15:00
77 St. Thomas
0 Hamline
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3:58 4th
17 Gustavus Adolphus
41 St. John's
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Final
at Illinois Wesleyan 13, Carthage 10
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4th - 01:14
20 Augsburg
42 Concordia-Moorhead
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Halftime
23 Berry
14 Millsaps
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4th - 07:50
28 UW-Platteville
14 UW-Eau Claire
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Halftime
21 UW-Oshkosh
21 UW-La Crosse
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Half
0 Augustana
34 North Central (Ill.)
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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