Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Utah Utes quarterback Tyler Huntley drops back for a pass during game against Arizona State at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Arizona State won the game, 30-10.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley’s return from injury didn’t go all that well. The sophomore, who missed 2½ games after hurting his shoulder in a win at Arizona on Sept. 22, was intercepted four times in Saturday’s 30-10 loss to Arizona State. He passed for 155 yards (completing 19 of 35 throws) and rushed for 34.

“Tyler is our guy and he will continue to be our guy. Obviously, he was a little rusty,” said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. “I anticipated Tyler to have a little more effective game, but he was a little rusty and not 100 percent.”

Huntley, though, gave a different assessment on his health.

“I’d say I’m 100 percent,” he said.

As for his subpar performance, Huntley acknowledged things could have been better.

“I didn’t take full advantage of running,” he said. “I’ve got to do better at that and know when to take those chances.”

Whittingham is hopeful Huntley will, indeed, be 100 percent for Saturday's game at Oregon.

"He will certainly be improved, we hope, as far as how he is feeling," Whittingham said.

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