Utah-Arizona report card: Wilson's loss, Phillips' inaccuracy prove costly for Utes

Published: Sunday, Oct. 20 2013 2:45 a.m. MDT

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All spring, former walk-on Adam Schulz pushed Travis Wilson for the starting quarterback job. Saturday, Schulz proved his mettle, even though Utah gained just 320 total yards. Its point total was 13 below its average but five higher than the average allowed by the Arizona defense, 21st in the nation in points allowed.

Schulz started the game 5 of 5. Early in the third quarter, the offense capitalized on an Arizona fumbled punt return with a 17-yard touchdown drive.

Schulz suffered back-to-back sacks in his own territory late in the third quarter and followed that with a three-and-out on Utah’s first drive of the fourth quarter. Then running back Bubba Poole lost four yards on two carries in the red zone, leading to the second of Phillips’ missed field goals from 42 yards.

Travis Wilson’s finger on his throwing hand was injured before he yielded to Schultz after halftime. Wilson went 3 of 9 with two interceptions in the first half. One was a pick-six in the second quarter.

Star receiver Dres Anderson had just two receptions.

GRADE: B-
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MurrayMike
Murray, UT

B+ on offense? Wow Cherry Kool-aid, I'm calling it a C-

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