Georgia State backup quarterback Emiere Scaife saw his first action of his college career two weeks in the loss at Oregon.
The redshirt freshman went 0-for-5 passing, but rushed three times for 36 yards.
“He did well,” coach Trent Miles said. “I thought he ran well. Thought he operated the system well.
“He just needs experience. Speed off the game is so different than in practice.”
Miles said before the season that were going to work on certain packages for Scaife so that he could gain experience.
Starting quarterback Nick Arbuckle is in his last season of eligibility. Scaife is the presumed next man up, though he will face a challenge from Aaron Winchester, who is most likely redshirting this season.
There is no denying that Scaife has the physical tools. Watching him throw in practice, the ball looks different when he throws it compared to Arbuckle. It’s usually faster, though not always as accurate.
Much will depend upon his ability to read defenses, make the right adjustments and then deliver. Of course, that’s true of every quarterback.