When healthy, Utah's Tyler Huntley is one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the country. However, due to his smaller stature (6-1, 190 lbs.) and fearlessness, he's prone to injury. After missing two games midseason, the Utes tried to bring him back slowly and limit the amount of risky plays. But Huntley's rushing attempts ended up increasing each of the next four games. Against Washington, he had a season-high 25 attempts which resulted in him missing the regular season finale due to an "undisclosed injury." Backup Troy Williams was serviceable and so was Huntley at less than 100 percent, but the Utes' offense really hummed when the playbook was open and Huntley was allowed to run wild. According to reports, the sophomore quarterback appears on track to start vs. West Virginia in the Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dec. 26). The Utes were bet up from an opener of -4.5 to -7.
“I expect to start in the bowl game. I felt pretty good,” Huntley said. “Today was like the first day of practice, so it felt good to be out there.”