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The Utes Are Experienced Getting Backup Quarterbacks Ready To Play

Nov 8, 2018, 9:45 PM
Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes runs into Elijah Gates #9 of the UCLA Bruins in the second quarte...
Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes runs into Elijah Gates #9 of the UCLA Bruins in the second quarter at the Rose Bowl on October 26, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – In light of the news that Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley will miss the remainder of the regular season, when was the last time that Utah had their starting quarterback start every game in the regular season? It was 2016 with Troy Williams.

Before that it was Brian Johnson in 2008, the year that Utah won the Sugar Bowl.

Taking a look at who the Utes have looked to through the years when the starting quarterback was replaced.

2009

Terrance Cain began the post-Brian Johnson era as he started the first eight games, winning seven of the eight contests. Jordan Wynn replaced him for the last five games, compiling a 3-2 record.

2010

Wynn started the 2010 season opener before Terrance Cain took over again in the second game against UNLV. Cain started the next two games before Utah returned to Wynn. He started the rest of the regular season winning seven the last nine games. Cain started the Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State, the only bowl game loss since Kyle Whittingham became the Utes head coach.

2011

Jordan Wynn was the starting quarterback to start the 2011 season, the first year in the Pac-12 conference. He started the first four games of the season, ending with a 2-2 record. Jon Hays took over for Wynn against Arizona State and started the rest of the season, compiling a 6-3 record.

2012

The Utes turned back to Jordan Wynn to start the 2012 campaign as he played the first two games, going 1-1. Jon Hays was the man at quarterback against BYU. He held the starter position for the next three games, winning just one of those games. Travis Wilson made his first career start with the Utes against UCLA. He would start the rest of the season and was 3-4.

2013

Travis Wilson continued to be the starting quarterback going into 2013. He started the first nine games, racking up a 4-5 record. Adam Schulz took over for Wilson in their loss to Oregon.  Wilson was back under center the following week against Washington State. Utah flipped back to Schulz for their season finale win against Colorado.

2014

This was the season that Dave Christensen as he flipped his starting quarterback from Travis Wilson to Kendal Thompson. Wilson started the first five games and the Utes were 4-1. Kendal Thompson started the next game and Utah beat Oregon State. Wilson started the next two games, splitting the games. Thompson was the quarterback in the Utes loss to Arizona State and Wilson finished the last three games as the starter.

2015

Travis Wilson beat Michigan and Utah State to start the 2015 season. Kendal Thompson started against Fresno State before Wilson took over versus Oregon, where he finished the season with a 7-3 record.

2017

Tyler Huntley was awarded the starting quarterback to start the 2017, bypassing Troy Williams. He started the first four games of the season, going 4-0. Williams was the starter against Stanford and USC, losing both games. Huntley returned to finish the last seven games as the starter going 3-4.

Utah is 7-9 in the first game after making a quarterback change during the season since 2009.

The Utes will have Jason Shelley as their starting quarterback when they face Oregon at home on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network.

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