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FAU QB Stephen Curtis moves ahead of Graham Wilbert

Stephen Curtis is getting his shot.

On Wednesday the redshirt freshman worked as the first-team quarterback - the first time this spring he has seen extensive action at that spot.

Curtis and incumbent Graham Wilbert had been battling for the top spot. Saturday's performance in the second spring scrimmage seems to be what prompted the switch. Curtis threw the lone passing touchdown that morning and didn't turn the ball over, while Wilbert tossed two picks.

“I had a pretty good game on Saturday,” Curtis said following Wednesday's practice. “Limiting mistakes was probably the biggest thing. I'm just focusing on cutting out the small mistakes.”

The Owls had Monday off from practice, making Wednesday's outing their first time on the field since the scrimmage. Curtis said he learned about the move prior to the start of practice.

Curtis also had a pretty good day carrying the ball on Saturday, and his ability to move the chains on the ground via designed runs brings a dimension to the offense that Wilbert doesn't provide.

FAU coach Carl Pelini has yet to split the teams for Saturday's spring game, but it's a pretty good bet that Curtis and Wilbert will be on separate sides. Whichever player wins that head-to-head battle is likely to emerge as the top quarterback on the depth chart heading into fall camp.

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