Utah sustained some bad news on Wednesday when it was revealed that star running back Zack Moss would miss the Oregon game this weekend.
The Utes were already without starting quarterback Tyler Huntley — broken collarbone — so the loss of Moss is felt even worse. Moss suffered the injury during practice and team officials fear that it could be season ending.
It’s a particularly tough loss for Utah as Moss was on an absolute tear the past three games, averaging 158.3 rushing yards per game. With Huntley out, a lot of the offense as going to fall on Moss’ broad shoulders, a load he was very capable of carrying.
On the season, Moss has rushed for 1,092 yards and 11 touchdowns on 179 carries (6.1 yards per carry). Huntley has rushed for 304 yards and four scores on 108 carries. Together, they’ve combined for over 75-percent of Utah’s total rushing yards, rushing carries and rushing touchdowns.
Armand Shyne — who is expected to start against Oregon in place of Moss — has 37 carries for 166 yards and two scores on the season.