The Arizona Wildcats have lost their offensive savior in Nick “Sunshine” Foles, and for the time being, will have to find a way to produce points without him.
Junior Matt Scott will be filling in for the injured Foles, which is good and bad news for Wildcat fans.
Scott does have starter experience, lining up under center for the first three games of the 2009 season, only to have that job revoked by fallen Foles. Scott also brings another set of skills to the table in his ability to scramble.
However, part of the reason he was pulled was because of the inconsistent play at offense. Either way, there could be worse candidates to fill in for the job.
Nobody is really sure how long Foles will be out. Arizona head coach Mike Stoops, when asked the question, didn’t give any time frame, just saying the quarterback will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis. Former USC quarterback and current New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had a similar injury in 2008 in which he only missed three weeks.
So if Foles misses the same amount of time as Sanchez, that means he will miss games against Washington, UCLA and Stanford.
Can Scott and the rest of the team pick up their play to keep their Rose Bowl hopes alive?