Nov 23, 2012; Boulder, CO, USA; Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) begins his seven yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. The Utes defeated the Buffaloes 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham praises progress of quarterback Travis Wilson

Sophomore quarterback Travis Wilson has been impressive so far in fall camp as the Utah Utes prepare for the 2013 season The 6-foot-6 quarterback recently threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns in a scrimmage, drawing rave reviews from head coach Kyle Whittingham:

He’s distanced himself from the rest of the field throughout this fall camp. In spring it was very tight. It was a tight race all the way through spring. But in fall camp, Travis has solidified himself as the starter and put some distance between himself and the next guy (Desert News).

Wilson is hoping to improve on his 2012 season, which say him pass for 1,311 yards and throw for about as many interceptions (6) as touchdowns (7). Utah isn’t receiving a lot of respect in the realm of preseason predictions, as media members at the Pac-12’s media day event back in June estimated that the Utes will finish second-to-last in the Pac-12 South. Utah will certainly have an uphill battle to prove the naysayers wrong; they play Oregon, USC, and Arizona all on the road this year.

[Source: Desert News]

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