Miami coach Mark Richt said on Thursday that redshirt freshman N’Kosi Perry will be the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback on Saturday against Georgia Tech.
It will be the fourth career start for Perry and his first since the Virginia game Oct. 13. He also started the two games before the loss to the Cavaliers.
Perry replaces fifth-year senior Malik Rosier, who started the first four games of the season and the two most recent games before being benched for the second time this season.
Rosier has completed 53.5 percent of his throws, with six touchdown passes and five interceptions. Perry has a 52.4 completion percentage, with 11 scoring passes and five picks.
In the 20-12 loss to Duke on Saturday, Rosier was 8 of 12 for 76 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions, while Perry was 5 of 16 for 35 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
The Hurricanes are 2-1 in Perry’s starts and 3-3 in Rosier’s starts.
Miami (6-3) is tied for fifth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal division with a 2-3 mark. After its game against Georgia Tech, Miami has games against Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh remaining.