Anthony Chiccitt Named Starter Against North Carolina A&T


Anthony Chiccitt winds up to throw a deep ball. Photo Credit: Ethan Morrison

Alec Miller

On Saturday, the Robert Morris University football team returns to Joe Walton Stadium to take on the North Carolina A&T Aggies.

The Colonials come in at 0-6 (0-2 Big South) while the Aggies, who were selected to finish first in the Big South preseason poll, enter the matchup 3-3 (1-0 Big South).

The quarterback position continues to be a fluid situation for the Colonials entering game seven of the year.

Two quarterbacks will be sidelined this week: Zach Tanner, who is out with a knee injury, and Corbin Lafrance is out with a concussion.

With that being the case, the Colonials will return to Anthony Chiccitt as the starter against the Aggies.

“Chiccitt will be the guy tomorrow (Saturday),” head coach Bernard Clark said.

With all of the different quarterbacks being used, there has been a problem of familiarity, causing a lack of consistently moving the ball down the field. Clark reiterated that they have to create more by converting third downs.

“It’s a situation where we are trying to keep the ball on the field as long as possible,” Clark said.

Last week, the Colonials’ offense was 0-12 on third downs. Clark is looking for Chiccitt’s return to be a spark for the offense.

“Hopefully Chiccitt will get the magic back this weekend,” Clark said.

While the Colonials have had their issues at the quarterback position, the defense has also struggled to get to the opposing quarterback. It was another area that Clark focused on leading up to the game.

“We are trying to mix it up with blitz and a four-man rush,” Clark said.

In Clark’s fifth season, the Colonials are trying to avoid their worst start in program history as they continue their season against North Carolina A&T.