Sophomore A.J. Graham was beaten out by true freshman Rakeem Cato for the Marshall starting quarterback job, but Cato, who started each of the Herd's first six games, has been benched and Graham will make his first start Saturday against Rice.
Marshall quarterback A.J. Graham warms up prior to an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va. The redshirt sophomore is battling freshman Rakeem Cato for the starting position. Marshall opens their NCAA college football season on Sept. 4 against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)