Khalil Tate injury update: the Arizona quarterback entered the year as one of the Heisman Trophy favorites. He and Arizona football have struggled this year, and now he's set to miss some time.
The Wildcats were blown out by Utah last Friday night, 42-10. Tate was just 1-of-4 for three yards, adding another three yards on two rushes.
He left the game in the first quarter after taking a sack, suffering what is being called an ankle injury.
With the Khalil Tate injury, Arizona will have a new starting quarterback against UCLA this weekend.
According to Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star, Rhett Rodriguez will get the nod.
Rodriguez is the son of former Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez, who was fired amid scandal after last season.
He came in for Tate during the Utah loss, completing 20-of-38 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown. Jamarye Joiner also attempted four passes, completing three for 17 yards.
After putting up eye-popping numbers once he took over the starting job last season, Tate really struggled to adjust to Kevin Sumlin's offense.
On the season, he has thrown for 1,415 yards, 11 touchdowns, and just four interceptions, but has been limited to 112 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
Last year, Tate's ground game was perhaps his biggest weapon. He rushed for 1,411 yards and 12 touchdowns, with 9.2 yards per carry. He is only averaging 2.4 yards per carry this year.