North Carolina State is making a change at quarterback in advance of Thursday night's game against visiting Syracuse in Raleigh, N.C.
Redshirt sophomore Bailey Hockman, who played high school football in Georgia at McEachern, will get the nod in place of Matthew McKay, who started the first five games but is listed as the third-stringer this week for the Wolfpack (3-2, 0-1 ACC).
Hockman replaced McKay early in the team's most recent game -- a 31-13 loss at Florida State on Sept. 28 -- and completed 21 of 40 passes for 208 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. Hockman, who began his career at Florida State, will be backed up this week by Devin Leary, coach Dave Doeren said.
McKay has completed 57.3 percent of his passes (85 of 150) for 910 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception in his first season as the starter. He replaced Ryan Finley, now a backup with the Cincinnati Bengals.
For the season, Hockman is 28 of 50 for 255 yards, with a touchdown and interception. Leary is 4 of 5 for 54 yards this season.
--Field Level Media