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Michigan to start QB Cade McNamara vs. CSU, J.J. McCarthy vs. Hawaii

The Michigan Wolverines have named their starting quarterbacks for the first two games of the 2022 season, according to a statement from coach Jim Harbaugh on Saturday. Cade McNamara will start against Colorado State, while J.J. McCarthy will be the starter versus Hawaii.

“Coming out of camp, I just feel like we have two quarterbacks, Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy, that we feel very confident that we can win a championship with either of those two behind center,” Harbaugh said.

After the Week 2 matchup against Hawaii, Harbaugh said the team will make a decision going into Week 3 on who will be the starting and backup quarterback.

Last season, McNamara threw for 2,576 yards, posting a 64.2 percent completion rate and 15 touchdowns. McCarthy, a sophomore, went 34-for-59 in 2021 for 516 yards and five touchdowns.

Michigan’s opening game against Colorado State is Sept. 3 at 12 p.m. ET. The Wolverines play Hawaii on Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

(Photo: Rick Osentoski / USA Today)

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