Starting quarterback out for William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, VA (WWBT) - William and Mary will hit the road for a tough test without their starting quarterback.

William and Mary Head Coach Jimmye Laycock announced Wednesday that sophomore starting quarterback Michael Graham will not be available this weekend's game at the University of Delaware, due to an undisclosed illness.

In a release, Laycock said the starting quarterback duties will be contested this week in practice between senior Michael Paulus and sophomore Brent Caprio.

"We will miss having Michael Graham on the field Saturday," stated Laycock.  "But, the next man in line will need to step up to the challenge.  I am confident that either Michael Paulus or Brent Caprio is capable of providing us with great leadership."

The ninth-ranked Tribe will travel to Newark for a critical conference match-up with the 11th-ranked Blue Hens.

In four games, Graham has completed 54.5% of his passes for 560 yards.  He has thrown three touchdowns to only 1 interception.

Graham took over the starting duties prior to the James Madison game.  Paulus was benched after the first three games for completing just 37% of his passes.

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