LRN 16:45 Sportscast for August 22nd

The Saints left for Indianapolis today, where they’ll play the Colts tomorrow night in preseason action. Quarterback Drew Brees will see his first game action of the preseason as he’s finally recovered from an oblique injury. Brees says it’s important for him to play well as he might not play again until the regular season opener….
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Defensive backs Champ Bailey and Jairus Byrd are also expected to play tomorrow night. Both veterans watched the first two preseason games from the sidelines. Byrd has shown in practice that he’s recovered from offseason back surgery, while Bailey has to prove to the coaches that he has another good season in him at the age of 36. Kick-off tomorrow night is at seven o’ clock.

Wisconsin Coach Gary Anderson had said that a decision on who will start at quarterback against LSU would not be announced until game day. But reports out of Wisconsin today say that redshirt junior Tanner McEvoy will get the start over the incumbent Joel Stave. McEvoy is six-foot-six and he’s transfer from Arizona Western College, where he threw for 19-hundred yards and 25 touchdowns. He also rushed for 414 yards and six TDS in 2013.

We’re waiting on a decision from Louisiana Tech head Coach Skip Holtz on who will be the starting quarterback for the Bulldogs. Cody Sokol and Ryan Higgins have been competing for that spot since the start of preseason camp. Holtz could make an announcement at seven o’ clock tonight.

McNeese State completes preseason camp with a scrimmage tomorrow morning in Cowboy Stadium. It’s open to the public and free of charge. The Pokes first game is September sixth at 22nd ranked Nebraska.