The Arizona State Sun Devils have been dealing with a litany of injury problems this season, but may have caught a bit of a break this weekend against Utah. Junior quarterback Jordan Wynn will not be suiting up in Salt Lake City this weekend due to a shoulder injury he suffered in their loss to Washington last week.
The Utes will look to backup Jon Hays to get the job done against the Devils, a summer transfer who’s played in two games for Utah already this season, completing 10 of 17 of his passes for 156 yards with a TD and an interception. His presence has also prompted Ute’s coach Kyle Whittingham to possibly implement some offensive tweaks this Saturday:
We have to change some things in our offense to play to our quarterback’s strengths," he said. "It will necessitate that we do some different things. We’ll play more shotgun and more spread.
Hays is much more of a mobile QB than Wynn, something Sun Devils coach Dennis Erickson is well aware of:
Very athletic. Can run the football. I’m sure if he’s the quarterback they’ll do some different things in the running game.
It’ll be interesting to see how this change at signal caller affects the outcome of the game this Saturday. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.