UND names Andrew Zimmerman starting quarterback for NDSU game

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Senior UND quarterback Andrew Zimmerman (center) takes the hike late in the third quarter of Saturday's home football opener against Drake. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota quarterback Andrew Zimmerman's first career start will come in the Fargodome against the No. 1 team in the country.

Fighting Hawks coach Bubba Schweigert announced Thursday, Sept. 5, that Zimmerman will be his starting quarterback in Week 2 on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against North Dakota State.

"We are very proud of how Andrew played in Week 1," Schweigert said in a statement. "He's a senior who has spent a lot of time here, and we are looking forward to him leading our offense at this point in the season. Sports medicine will continue to work hard along with Nate (Ketteringham) to work to get him back as soon as possible."


Nate Ketteringham, who entered the 2019 season in his second year as the starting quarterback for the Fighting Hawks, was injured in UND's 47-7 win over Drake in Week 1 last Saturday.

Ketteringham's right leg was impacted by a Drake defender on the first drive of the second half. The fifth-year senior spent the rest of the second half on the sidelines with his leg wrapped and in a brace.

Ketteringham ended the game 19-for-25 for 152 yards and a touchdown.

Zimmerman, a fifth-year senior, entered and went 7-for-9 for 132 yards and two touchdowns.

Zimmerman's relief duty has included a stint at Montana in 2017 and at home against Sacramento State that same season. He has 482 career passing yards at UND.

In a release, UND said the coaching staff, Zimmerman and Ketteringham will not be available for comment until after the UND-NDSU game.

The release said Ketteringham has "no timetable for his return."

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