Robert Marve will start at quarterback Saturday for Purdue against Penn State, according to multiple reports.
Marve will replace Caleb TerBush, who started the last seven games for the Boilermakers.
Obviously were making a change at the quarterback position based on competition, Purdue coach Danny Hope said Sunday, according to Gold and Black Illustrated. There never has been a quarterback controversy. It has been a management nightmare from an injury standpoint for the guys to get the reps that they needed.
Its unfortunate that at times the media can spin it like theres a quarterback controversy and the fans embrace that perception, if you will, and a wrong connotation. It had been competition all along. (Saturday) there was competition, and Robert competed and played better.
Marve replaced TerBush in the third quarter of Saturdays 44-28 loss at Minnesota.
TerBush went 5 for 18 for 49 yards and one interception that was returned for a score.
Marve went 11 for 19 for 97 yards and two touchdowns. It was Purdues (3-5, 0-4 Big Ten) fourth loss in a row.
On the season, TerBush has completing 58 percent of his passes (98 for 169) for 995 yards. He has 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Last year, he only threw six interceptions while starting all 13 games.
Marve has completed 65.2 percent of his passes (60 for 92) for 597 yards. He has six touchdowns and two interceptions.
Saturdays game against the Nittany Lions will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said running back Marcus Lattimore had his right knee dislocated against Tennessee, and the injury is something he can come back from to play football again.
Spurrier said the junior had a good attitude about his condition. Spurrier said South Carolina team doctor Jeffrey Guy was able to put Lattimores knee back in place soon after he was taken from the field to the hospital.
Spurrier but discounted speculation Lattimore would never play football again. Lattimore has not used a redshirt season so he could take as long as necessary to recover and still return to the Gamecocks for the 2014 season.