Locksley: Holbrook will be New Mexico's starting QB

B.R. Holbrook was named New Mexico's starting quarterback Tuesday.

Coach Mike Locksley says Holbrook "earned the right" because he meets criteria outlined before fall camp. Locksley says Holbrook gives the Lobos their best chance to win, has been the most productive through 19 practices and demonstrated the best ability to take care of the ball.

The Lobos open Sept. 4 at Oregon.

Holbrook, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound sophomore from Stevenson Ranch, Calif., beat out two talented freshmen, Tarean Austin and Stump Godfrey. Locksley says Holbrook showed a better knowledge of New Mexico's offense and sharper decision-making skills.