Wildcats Change Signal-Caller...For Now

Christopher ValverdeContributor ISeptember 21, 2009

After a dissappointing loss against Iowa, the Arizona coaching staff has decided to go in a different direction in their upcoming game.

Nick Foles, a red-shirt sophomore will get the start when the Wildcats visit Oregon St. in Corvallis, Oregon this coming Saturday.

Matt Scott, the starter for first three games of the year was pulled in the fourth quarter in favor for Foles.

Foles would go on to completing six out of 11 passes for 55 yards, including a touchdown to Juron Criner late in the quarter.

Scott, who was named the starter after battling Foles in training camp was slated to give the offense an extra dimension with his ability to be a duel-threat quarterback.

However, with the passing game not producing the numbers that this offense is usually accustom to seeing, the coaches decided to make a change at signal-caller to give the offense a different flow.

Foles is 12 of 19 for 99 yards, for two touchdowns and no interceptions, where Scott is 37 of 64 for 402 for one touchdown and three interceptions.

Coach Mike Stoops said Scott will play also Saturday and could see a 'substantial amount.'

Sources: ESPN for the stats and the Arizona Daily Star for the quote about Scott