Posted November 16, 2013

With Terrelle Pryor ruled out, Matt McGloin to start at QB for Raiders

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Matt McGloin (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Matt McGloin threw 46 touchdowns in three seasons at Penn State. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

One of the few bright spots in the Raiders’ offense this season has been quarterback Terrelle Pryor, especially his running ability, as he leads the team with 504 rushing yards.

But with Pryor ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Texans with a knee injury, undrafted rookie Matt McGloin will get the start under center.

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McGloin saw his first NFL action in a blowout loss to the Eagles two weeks ago and was 7-for-15 passing for 87 yards.

The 23-year-old set Penn State’s single season passing mark last year with 3,271 yards. He’ll square off on Sunday against Texans QB Case Keenum, a second-year player who was also undrafted. Keenum’s University of Houston team beat McGloin’s Nittany Lions in the 2012 TicketCity Bowl.

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4 comments
Centennial
Centennial

I'm a RAIDERS fan and I didn't know this kid was on the roster; but anything has to be better than Pryor. No seven on the wonderlic quarterback is going to take you to the superbowl.

DanaBunner
DanaBunner

Who is on the bench to come in if McGloin gets hurts?