SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Utah Blaze have yet to find an identity. One up, one down has been the trend of the season that is starting to grow older with each passing week.
Now, with another chance to establish ground in the division race, the Blaze (4-4) head to San Jose in a must-win game Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the HP Pavilion Arena.
The SaberCats benched veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia after a 2-2 start and have since won four straight games behind Russ Michna’s play under center. During that time span, Michna is completing 68.9 percent of his passing attempts for 949 yards and 20 touchdowns.
The Blaze will need an added defensive presence in favor of Caesar Rayford who signed with the Indianapolis Colts Thursday. Rayford was the team-leader in sacks (6) and forced fumbles (4).