Nov. 7, 1997
Vera to Start at Fullback
Head coach Tom Holmoe announced that junior Marc Vera will make his first start of the 1997 season at fullback against Arizona State on Saturday. Vera is averaging 6.8 yards per carry this year, but has only carried the ball 8 times for 54 yards. He is the team's third leading receiver with 15 catches for 142 yards.
He replaces sophomore Joshua White who has been suspended for one game for displinary reasons by Holmoe. White, who has carried 41 times for 139 yards (3.4 average) and 3 touchdowns, is expected back as a starter for next week's game at Arizona.
Holmoe also indicated that his team is in good health for the ASU game Saturday. Bobby Shaw is in full health while John McLaughlin, who has a hip pointer, expects to play a good amount in a reserve role at defensive end.