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NIU Huskies Name Drew Hare Starting Quarterback Against UNLV

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After two weeks of questions, the redshirt sophomore claims the starting QB job for the Huskies.

David Banks

Northern Illinois Huskies head coach Rod Carey announced Tuesday that sophomore quarterback Drew Hare will get the start this Saturday night at UNLV.

Hare was the third quarterback used in the Huskies' 23-15 win over Northwestern this past week, coming in for the second half and resetting NIU's stagnant offense.  Hare was 6-10 for 109 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for another.

Hare was the popular choice to get the start in Vegas. With Matt McIntosh (he started NIU's first two games) struggling in his stint vs. Northwestern, and Anthony Maddie performing adequately, Hare outshone them both and grabbed the job.  And it doesn't appear there will be a rotation under center against the Rebels...

In his presser Tuesday, Carey also indicated that running back Cameron Stingily will see an increase in action after his surprise return to the lineup last week. Stingily was originally projected to miss the Huskies entire non-conference slate as he recovered from an undisclosed injury suffered in fall camp, but he carried the ball six times for 46 yards against Northwestern this past Saturday.

NIU (2-0) faces UNLV in Las Vegas Saturday at 7 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. CST.