Montgomery names Ahlers starting QB
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Montgomery names Ahlers starting QB

True freshman makes first career start against No. 10-ranked UCF

Photo: Holton Ahlers

East Carolina coach Scottie Montgomery confirmed on Monday a quarterback switch to Holton Ahlers. He had hinted at the move following Saturday’s loss to Houston.

Ahlers makes his first career start against UCF, the American Athletic Conference defending champion riding a 19-game winning streak. The Pirates (2-4, 0-3 AAC East) face the No. 10-ranked Knights (6-0, 3-0 AAC East) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. ... 

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