Jakes to start at QB for Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart has picked sophomore

Kawaun Jakes as the team’s starting quarterback.

Jakes had been competing with junior Matt Pelesasa since fall

camp began, but Pelesasa has been struggling with a sore arm

recently, opening the door for Jakes.

Jakes threw for over 1,500 yards and nine touchdowns as a

redshirt freshman last year, starting eight games.

Jakes and the Hilltoppers, who have lost 20 straight games, open

the season at No. 8 Nebraska on Sept. 4.