Redshirt freshman David Garza (Laredo United) will make his first collegiate start when the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas (0-1) travel to Texas A&M-Commerce (0-2) Saturday night.

Garza came off the bench last Saturday at Southwestern Oklahoma and completed 7 of 13 passes for 74 yards.

He led the Javelinas on their only scoring drive of the game in the fourth quarter. Last week's starter, true freshman Kolten Thigpen (Hondo) will play and come off the bench.

"We talked about it as a staff and decided to put David in the starting role," said Javelina head coach Bo Atterberry. "We want to see how each guy responds to the different roles, David as the starter and Kolten coming off the bench. David came off the bench and did a good job, now we want to see how he responds as a starter."