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Source: Eastern Michigan's Bolden Will Start at Quarterback, Roback With Black Eye

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday night, I had reported that, per source, Rob Bolden will start at quarterback this weekend at Michigan State.

In further discussions with said source, I found out that Brogan Roback, who was listed as Eastern Michigan's starting receiver on the 2-deeps at the beginning of the week, has a black eye "and then some".

Roback could not see out of his black eye at the time.

Since then, coach Chris Creighton confirmed Bolden's starting role to MLive's Michael Niziolek. He also addressed that Roback has, what they would describe as, an injury.

Creighton wouldn't elaborate on Roback's situation. Creighton would elaborate when or how Roback was injured, or even discuss the exact nature of the injury, but he said it shouldn't be a long-term issue. The team has a bye before entering conference play at Akron Oct. 4.

"There hasn't been a final word on Saturday yet, but we are asking the trainers the same kind of questions (about his availability)," Creighton said.

This will be Bolden's first start since the 2012 TicketCity Bowl, when he took over for an injured Matt McGloin, losing to the Houston Cougars 30-14. He did not play against Michigan State when he was with Penn State. This year, Bolden is 5-for-12 through the air with an interception. On the rushing attack, he has 18 carries for 60 yards.