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UB STICKING WITH FREEDY

Fifth-year senior Joe Freedy will start at quarterback when the University at Buffalo faces Connecticut on Saturday, but redshirt freshman Randall Secky will also play early, coach Jim Hofher said.

Hofher said Thursday that both players remain equal, but Freedy gets the nod because of experience. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Freedy has started the last 22 games but was yanked during the team's loss at Bowling Green in favor of Secky. Freedy threw two interceptions, including one on the second play from scrimmage, in the first half and has thrown four this season.

"He needs to play like a guy who has more experience," Hofher said. "He knows it hasn't necessarily shown up in the first two games."

In his only appearance as a collegian, Secky completed 12 of 29 passes for 134 yards.

"They should expect to play fairly equally in the first half, and then we'll see if one has seen things well and performed well," Hofher said. "If neither one of them has done things well or played poorly, we may stay in that same rotation."
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