Utah quarterback Kendal Thompson passes the ball in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game against Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Rick Bowmer
November 08, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah quarterback Kendal Thompson injured his left leg in the first quarter and is out for the rest of the game against No. 5 Oregon on Saturday night.

Thompson got the start over Travis Wilson and led the Utes to a touchdown on their first drive. On Utah's next drive, Thompson's knee appeared to buckle as he threw a deep pass. The junior went down and needed to be helped off.

He left the sideline and returned later in street clothes.

Thompson ran for 28 yards and was 4 for 5 for 23 yards.

Wilson has started seven games this season, though Thompson has played often. Coach Kyle Whittingham reopened the competition for the starting job this week after Wilson struggled against Arizona State.

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