No longer a Riddle: Lamb names starting quarterback for the Mercer Bears


Judy Stapleton for Mercer University

The Mercer Bears quarterback Robert Riddle carries the ball against No. 9 Samford. Riddle was key in leading the Bears to the upset on Saturday.

Mercer entered this season boasting the reigning Southern Conference Freshman of the Year. He passed for more than 2,000 yards and scored 17 total touchdowns. He helped lead the Bears to a near-upset of Auburn.

But he’s not the starter anymore.

That honor belongs to Robert Riddle now.

“We felt like Robert had performed better, so that’s why he started game three,” head coach Bobby Lamb said. “We were going to see how it went in game three in the first half, and the guy is 16-of-21 in the first half, making plays left and right.”

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