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Coaches vague on injured players' status

Published November 12, 2012 3:56 pm

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Neither Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez nor Utah's Kyle Whittingham offered injury reports with both teams having two key players out in past games. Utah backup running back Kelvin York missed the last two games with an ankle sprain while Arizona quarterback Matt Scott, who leads the Pac-12 in total offense (357.44), sat out Arizona's 56-31 win over Colorado with a concussion. According to the Tucson Citizen, Rodriguez shook his head and said "I just made it," when asked for an update on Scott. Arizona releases a weekly injury report on Thursdays. Junior B.J. Denker was 12-for-14 for 136 yards against Colorado in Scott's absence. Whittingham said the Utes were planning to face Scott but noted there wasn't much of a difference in the offense with Denker at the helm. "There was nothing different scheme-wise," he said. "He took the reins and away they went. It was a great performance. What I understand is Scott could have played and they chose to get one more week so we expect to see him, that is what I heard second-hand anyway." - Lya Wodraska

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