By Josh Tolentino
Courtesy of Vidette Online
College Sports Journal
NORMAL, Ill. —From the opening drive, it was a game of musical chairs for the Illinois State University offense under center.
After a hand injury sustained during practice on Wednesday limited starting quarterback Tre Roberson, coach Brock Spack gave redshirt freshman Jake Kolbe the start and constantly switched the pair in and out of the game.
The game plan paid dividends as No. 4 ISU (3-1, 1-0 MVFC) defeated No. 6 Northern Iowa (2-2, 0-1) on a windy, overacast Saturday afternoon, in front of a second-straight sold out crowd (13,391) at Hancock Stadium
“It made a huge difference,” UNI coach Mark Farley said. “We had to re-do our entire game plan. It was designed to take his [Roberson] part of the run away.”