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Towson quarterback Morgan Mahalak gets fresh start after being passed over at Oregon

Towson quarterback Morgan Mahalak gets fresh start after being passed over at Oregon

The play wasn't much to look at: a handoff to the running back, who went nowhere. But it was a milestone for Morgan Mahalak, Towson's quarterback who hadn't taken a snap in a football game for three years.

Did the rust show? In a 56-20 loss at favored South Florida on Saturday, Mahalak — a transfer from Oregon — completed 16 of 36 passes for 165 yards. He was sacked twice and intercepted once for the Tigers (0-1). It was a rude baptism for the redshirt sophomore, a onetime ballyhooed high school quarterback who trekked 3,000 miles for a fresh start and a chance to lead Towson to the playoffs.

"It was reassuring, to get that first play — and game...

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