"Nick Montana will make his first career start this Saturday. So proud, he has earned this opportunity," wrote Sarkisian.
Montana -- son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana -- will take over for starter Keith Price, who aggravated a knee injury in last Saturday's loss to USC.
"Need to get Keith Price fully healthy," continued Sarkisian, "he has had a great season."
Montana completed 9-of-15 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown against USC after replacing Price early in the third quarter.