Football Bowl Subdivision

Bower named McNeese State's starting QB

Lake Charles, LA (Sports Network) - McNeese State has named Jacob Bower as its starting quarterback for the 2010 season.

The Idaho native and former Tulsa quarterback is a 25-year-old graduate student at McNeese State.

He will see action Wednesday night during an open intrasquad scrimmage.

"He's a good fit," Cowboys coach Matt Viator said. "Right now I think that he gives us the best chance to win. He has done pretty good in the scrimmages that we have had and I think that he has earned the job."

In scrimmages, the 6-foot-4, 238-pound Bower completed 20-of-36 passes for 272 yards and four touchdowns.

Bower led Bakersfield (Calif.) Junior College to a 12-1 record while throwing for 3,034 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2007. Over the last two seasons at Tulsa, he completed 26-of-51 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 150 yards and two TDs.

McNeese State finished 9-3 last season, including a 6-1 mark in the Southland Conference. The Cowboys open the 2010 season by hosting Lamar on Sept. 4.

08/25 14:46:01 ET