A week after upsetting the Stanford Cardinal 27-21 on October 12, things have gone down hill for the Utah Utes.
On Saturday, the Utes fell to 4-3, losing to the Arizona Wildcats 35-24. During the game, starting quarterback Travis Wilson injured the index finger on his throwing hand and could not return to the game.
Despite the injury, Wilson has decided he is going to play Saturday.
“I’m going to suck it up and play and do the best I can for this team,” Wilson told reporters.
On the season, Wilson, a 6’6, 240 lb. sophomore out of San Clemente, California, has completed 122 of 202 passes for 1,605 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions (six of those interceptions came in 34-27 loss to the UCLA Bruins on October 3).
“I am going to say I am pretty confident Travis is our quarterback on Saturday,” Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham told Lya Wodraska of The Salt Lake Tribune Tuesday. “We have to have the other guys ready in case Travis can’t go, and we will continue to split the reps up, but I’m optimistic Travis is a go.”
The Utes will be in Los Angeles to take on the Southern Cal Trojans at 4:00 pm EST Saturday. The game is on the Pac-12 network.