Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio named redshirt junior Brian Lewerke (pictured above) as the starting quarterback for the team's upcoming Redbox Bowl game against Oregon at a press conference on Friday afternoon.

Lewerke has been beset by injuries this season.  The injuries have limited his effectiveness in 2018.  He's played in 10 of the Spartans 12 games, but has thrown for only 1,868 yards with 8 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Backup QB, redshirt freshman Rocky Lombardi has played in eight games this season.  he led them to a victory over Purdue in Spartan Stadium on October 28th.