Sophomore Logan Kilgore will start at quarterback for Middle Tennessee on Thursday night against Minnesota.

Coach Rick Stockstill announced the decision Sunday night after the Blue Raiders' practice.

Kilgore starts in place of Dwight Dasher, suspended indefinitely by Middle Tennessee on Friday for accepting a loan in violation of the NCAA's rules on amateurism. Kilgore was chosen over Jeff Murphy, another junior college transfer.

The 6-foot-3 Kilgore arrived on campus in January as a mid-term signee. He went 10-2 and threw for 2,512 yards and 22 touchdowns as a freshman at Bakersfield College in California as a freshman, and he was 21 of 34 for 322 yards in Middle Tennessee's spring game.