QB Trickett in for ailing Childress

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is hoping his third starting quarterback this season will be the charm.

Holgorsen announced Thursday during his radio show that Clint Trickett will get the start Saturday against Oklahoma State in place of Ford Childress, who suffered a torn pectoral muscle and was unable to practice this week.

Holgorsen said he expects Childress to return next week but added that Trickett could win the job with a strong performance against the Cowboys.

Childress started West Virginia's past two games but struggled along with the rest of the Mountaineers' offense in a 37-0 loss to Maryland this past weekend. Childress completed just 11 of 22 passes for 62 yards and threw two interceptions against the Terrapins.

Paul Millard started the first two games for West Virginia (2-2) but was replaced by Childress after a loss at Oklahoma.

Trickett transferred to West Virginia from Florida State during the offseason after losing the quarterback battle to Seminoles freshman Jameis Winston in the spring.