In Utah’s loss to Arizona Saturday, Travis Wilson injured the index finger on his throwing hand and did not return. Wilson said Tuesday, however, he has “no doubt” he will be in the starting lineup when the Utes face USC Saturday.
“I’m going to suck it up and play and do the best I can for this team,” the sophomore said.
Apparently, that’s not false bravado either. Wilson’s head coach sounded borderline optimistic that the player who has started every game under center this season for the Utes will continue to do the same thing against the Trojans.
“I am going to say I am pretty confident Travis is our quarterback on Saturday,” Kyle Whittingham said. “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.”
If Wilson should suffer a setback over the next three days, Adam Schulz would get his first career start. After replacing Wilson, Schulz passed for 142 yards and a touchdown. Of the 28 passes the sophomore has thrown this season, 23 came against the Wildcats.