Sanchez to start in place of injured Booty

Updated: October 11, 2007, 10:55 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Quarterback Mark Sanchez will make his first career start for No. 10 Southern California on Saturday, replacing the injured John David Booty against Arizona.

USC coach Pete Carroll made official after practice Thursday what had been expected since the beginning of the week, when Booty was unable to throw because of the soreness and swelling in the broken middle finger on his throwing hand.

"We're counting on him to play a heck of a game," Carroll said of Sanchez, a 6-foot-3, ...

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