Arizona State Vs. Utah: Sun Devils Looking To Contain Jon Hays Again

The Arizona St. Sun Devils had little problems with the Utah Utes on the road last season, cruising to a 35-14 win after a couple of scores early in the second half. One of the reasons ASU was so successful is because they contained and confused Utah quarterback Jon Hays.

Despite entering the season as the No. 2 QB in Salt Lake City, Hays has since become the starter due to injuries. After struggling against the Devils last year, Hays is looking for different results this time around. Here is the latest from Jeff Metcalfe of the AZ Republic.

"That game seems a lot longer than a year ago," Hays said. "I've got a lot more confidence in myself this year. My teammates see that and have more confidence in me."

Hays is back starting for Utah (2-1) after beginning another season behind Jordan Wynn. But Wynn made it to only the second game before another shoulder injury requiring surgery ended his career. With 6-foot-6 freshman Travis Wilson not ready, senior Hays was solid (18-of-27 passing, 196 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions) in a 24-21 victory over BYU last week.

"I'm more experienced going into it," Hays said. "I can't really describe the difference. I'm just a lot more comfortable with what we're doing."

The Sun Devils and Utes are scheduled to kickoff from Tempe at 7:00 p.m. PT.

For more on ASU football, be sure to check out House of Sparky.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.