Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jenkins: Young-Battle ‘decent’ in first ASU start

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- It’s time to hit the reset button for the Alabama State quarterback rotation.

Both junior college transfer JuJuan Young-Battle and senior Quinterris Toppings both saw action for the Hornets during Saturday’s 26-13 loss at UTSA.

Overall, the Alabama State offense was stymied after the first quarter against UTSA. As a team, the Hornets gained just 289 total yards and went 2-for 14 on third downs in the game.

Young-Battle earned the start, played three quarters and completed 11 of 18 passes for 102 yards while being sacked six times. Toppings led a fourth-quarter scoring drive.

“(Young-Battle)’s the guy we went with on Saturday, and he did a very decent job,” ASU head coach Brian Jenkins said. “We didn’t play well enough to win, but we showed a lot of promising things. We’ll evaluate both guys throughout this week.”


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