Oregon vs. Herbert is one of the league's better passers.
Herbert has thrown for 2, yards and 22 touchdowns while completing 59 percent of his passes. The junior lit up the Utah Utes two years ago in a win for Oregon in Salt Lake City, throwing for yards and three touchdowns.
Herbert made his 24th career start in Oregon's win over UCLA and became the fastest Ducks player to reach 6, career passing yards in terms of starts.
ET on the Pac Network. Utah is a 4. Shelley, a redshirt freshman, will make his first career start Saturday against the Ducks in place of Huntley, who broke his collarbone in the third quarter of Utah's loss last week to Arizona State.
Shelley struggled after being thrown into action against the Sun Devils. He threw for 59 yards and an interception on 4-of passing.
With a full week of taking reps as a starter in practice, and having the game plan adjusted to fit his individual strengths, Utah's coaches are confident Shelley can produce better results against the Ducks.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said Shelley is similar to Huntley in his running and passing skill set.
Whittingham said the freshman also brings a fearless attitude that will help the offense adjust to Shelley quicker. He doesn't panic and doesn't press. The Utes will need Shelley to adjust to his new role quickly after losing Zack Moss to a knee injury.
Moss suffered the injury at practice Wednesday and now will require season-ending surgery.
It's a big blow to the Utah offense. Moss ranks third in the Pac in rushing yardage with 1, yards. His 6. Oregon expected Moss to be the top concern for its defense Saturday.
Even with the Utes missing a pair of key playmakers, the Ducks don't count on it making things go any smoother with Utah. That's always been part of their identity. Justin Herbert is one of the league's better passers.
He has thrown for 2, yards and 22 touchdowns while completing 59 percent of his passes.
The junior lit up the Utes two years ago in a win for Oregon in Salt Lake City, throwing for yards and three touchdowns. Herbert's top target, Dillon Mitchell, leads the Pac with yards and six touchdowns on 56 catches.
Mitchell has tallied at least yards more than any other Oregon receiver this season and has a league-best receiving yards on 50 catches in Pac play. Covey played a huge role in lifting Utah to a road victory over the Ducks in He had a pair of touchdown receptions and also famously faked out Oregon to set up a punt return touchdown.
Covey leads Utah this season with yards on 50 receptions. He has tallied 85 yards on 10 carries and has thrown for 71 yards and two touchdowns on 3-of-3 passing. Amadi is the only FBS player to score touchdowns off a punt return and an interception return this season.
He has returned two interceptions for touchdowns and is tied for second in the Pac with three interceptions.
Amadi is also tied for the FBS lead with two punt returns over 50 yards. The senior has gained 20 or more yards on four of eight punt returns. Their conversion rate of ranks ninth in the Pac It could play in Utah's favor.
The Utes lead the nation in red zone defense.
They have allowed 15 scores on 27 attempts. All rights reserved About Us.
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