Washington redshirt freshman Troy Williams is set to start at quarterback in Saturday night's game against Arizona State, according to a report from The Seattle Times.
Sophomore Cyler Miles was dealing with concussion-like symptoms after leaving last Saturday's loss to Oregon in the fourth quarter, but coach Chris Petersen said the plan was to start Miles against the Sun Devils.
Williams completed 5 of 10 passes for 37 yards and scoring a seven-yard rushing touchdown in relief of Myles against the Ducks.
The 6-foot-2, 194-pound Williams had been listed as the third-string quarterback earlier this season.
“I think he has made progress,” UW coach Chris Petersen said Thursday, according to the Times. “I think it’s good to get other guys reps. It is good. Whether you’re talking about on the O-line, the quarterback, whatever — eventually you’re going to need depth. So to get guys ‘one’ reps is healthy for everybody.”
Washington is 5-2 (1-2 Pac-12) this season while Arizona State is 5-1 (3-1 Pac-12) and ranked No. 14 in the latest AP Poll.