Lamar’s football seeks consistency ahead of his first Southland Conference game of the season

The Cardinals enter conference game week with an open starting quarterback position.

Northern Colorado handed Lamar his first home loss of the season, 21-14.

As the Cardinals prepare for the conference game against the Northwestern State Demons this weekend, they’re looking for consistency on the offensive end of the ball.

Lamar ended his match against Northern Colorado with 305 total attacking yards, but most of those yards, 217, came from the Cardinals’ ground game.

Rookie quarterback Michael Chandler was retired in the third quarter after completing five of 13 passes for 11 yards and an interception.

Chandler’s replacement Nick Yockey led the Cardinals to their second touchdown of the day, playing 10-of-11 for 71 yards and an interception.

This week, Coach Morgan said all quarterbacks on the Cardinals roster will compete for the starting position.

“We’re going to be an offense that really takes what the defense gives us and that’s the beauty of it,” said coach Morgan. “I think we have some guns in the receiver and this week is going to look a little different.”

“Going back to competition, I think competition makes everybody better, so when you have a team where there’s a weekly competition in each position, guys vying for a spot, that’s very healthy,” said coach Morgan. “I hope everyone in that quarterback room does, because I think we have really three or four very talented quarterbacks, so just trying to find the right chemistry that the team can come together and have confidence in is the key point of that.”

Lamar plays Northwestern State in Natchitoches Saturday at 3:30 pm

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