NC State Moving Forward With Thomas At QB

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - So much for that debate about who should start at quarterback for North Carolina State.

The Wolfpack have no choice but to enter this week's game against Richmond with Pete Thomas now that Brandon Mitchell is out with a broken foot.

Coach Dave Doeren said Monday that Mitchell will be out "for a substantial amount of time." The coach says Mitchell had surgery Sunday and now "it's just a matter of healing time."

Thomas is listed on the depth chart as the starter and behind him are a pair of freshmen - Bryant Shirreffs and Josh Taylor.

Mitchell beat Thomas out during preseason camp but lasted only three series before he broke a bone in his left foot during the first quarter.