Robert Morris Searches for Consistency with Chiccitt in Boone


Chiccitt (16) sets up to pass in the game against Dayton on September 3, 2022 Photo credit: Ethan Morrison

Alec Miller

This weekend Robert Morris heads to Boone, N.C. to take on Appalachian State.

The Colonials will come into this matchup seeking their first win of the season and will have to get it done versus the tough Mountaineers.

Anthony Chiccitt has once again been named the starter for this week. Last week versus the Aggies, Chiccitt went 8/18 for 70 yards but was able to throw for a touchdown.

Colonial Sports Network talked to head coach Bernard Clark during his weekly media availability about the quarterback situation for this week.

“Chiccitt will give us some consistency on the offense,” said Clark.

The second half of last week’s game with North Carolina A&T was really promising when the offense was able to use some of that consistency to get two scores on the board.

Chiccitt struggled against North Carolina A&T, only registering 70 yards in the air (Photo by Ethan Morrison)

This week, Clark would really like to see some of that consistency bleed over into the running game. Last week the team only went 2 of 13 on third downs, so this week, the emphasis will be keyed in on converting on third down.

During the first half of the North Carolina A&T game, redshirt senior Daunte Boudy sustained an injury that kept him out for the second half of the game. Daunte will play and start in this week’s matchup.

Going off of last week, Clark emphasized getting pressure on the quarterbacks. This week that same emphasis will be said with also a good amount of rotation. This will be a significant factor in the game plan this week.

Starting the season 0-7 is not ideal for the Colonials. Clark explained how he could keep morale high in this situation.

“You got 24 hours to be upset. Then you move on to the next game where you try and go 1-0 the next week,” Clark said.

Clark says that success is not final, but neither is a failure. He emphasized this to his team so they could move on quickly and keep being better than last week.

The Colonials will try for their first win of the season versus Appalachian State Saturday at 3:30 p.m.