Norvell names Cureton starting quarterback

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RENO - NV Jay Norvell announced true freshman Kaymen Cureton will be the starting quarterback for Nevada on Saturday when the Wolf Pack host Idaho State. Norvell informed KOLO 8 News Now of the decision following practice on Monday morning.

"We just feel like it's a good time for K.C. to play. He's been working really hard. He's prepared for this opportunity and we're excited for him. We'll get a good look at him this week."

On the decision to make a change Norvell said, "We need to be more productive in the passing game. We're not throwing for a very high percentage, which effects our ability to continue to play fast, to keep drives alive, and to be good on third down."

Cureton was a three star recruit out of Leuzinger High School in California and also received college offers from Alabama and Oregon.