Utah Depth Chart Rolls Over, Ja’Quinden Jackson Is Biggest Question Heading Into UW

Nov 6, 2023, 1:26 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah depth chart continues to look the same as it has the past few weeks with running back Ja’Quinden Jackson being the biggest question heading into this weekend’s matchup with Washington.

It appears the Utes have found a lineup they like and (knock on wood) the injuries have subsided allowing the depth chart to carry over for another week.

The biggest question for Utah will be if Jackson who is still listed as the starter at running back is good to go. Jackson reaggravated an ankle injury he’s been battling all season against the Sun Devils and exited the game early. Thankfully, the injury was not season-ending, but could potentially keep Jackson out of this week’s game.

Kyle Whittingham’s Monday Press Conference Update On Ja’Quinden Jackson

Jackson was Utah’s leading rusher against ASU and ended his day with 13 carries for 111 yards and one touchdown. Jackson did exit the game early on his touchdown play after reaggravating an ankle injury he’s been battling all season.

“Same injury,” Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said after the game. We’ll see how he responds. He’s a warrior and he keeps coming back, but it just keeps recurring. They fell on the ankle when he dove into the end zone. He’s been battling that for essentially the whole season and just trying to muster through it.”

During his Monday press conference Whittingham gave an updated update on Jackson noting he’s a tough kid who has played with that ankle injury all season, and that as of right now there is a question mark as to whether he’ll be able to go or not against the Huskies.

“He’s exceptionally tough,” Whittingham said. “He has battle it all season long and keeps coming back. It’s a process of during the week getting it as good as he can get it and then he lets it rip till he can’t go anymore. We’ll see about this week and what his availability is right now is a question mark.”

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on XInstagram, and Threads: @BodkinKSLsports

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Utah Depth Chart Rolls Over, Ja’Quinden Jackson Is Biggest Question Heading Into UW