Cal Football: QB Devon Modster Questionable for Utah Game
Cal quarterback Devon Modster was listed as "week-to-week" on the Bears' injury list on Monday, so there is a pretty good chance freshman quarterback Spencer Brasch will get his first collegiate start on Saturday against No. 12 Utah in Salt Lake City.
Cal head coach Justin Wilcox will never say specifically whether a given player will participate in the upcoming game as the result of an injury, although he will state whether a player is out for the season. Modster does not fall into that latter category, so he is expected back soon if he does not play Saturday as a result of the unspecified injury he suffered in Saturday's 21-17 loss to Oregon State..
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham has the same policy, and during his Monday press conference, he did not say whether Utes quarterback Tyler Huntley will play on Saturday.
However, Huntley said last night that he expects to play Saturday.
No. 1 Cal quarterback Chase Garbers is still out indefinitely and he won't play this week, although he is expected to return before the season is over.
Brasch entered Saturday's game in the fourth quarter, and his first pass was a perfectly thrown 17-yard completion. But he completed only one of his remaining five pass attempts.
Several Cal receivers are also questionable for Saturday night's game:
Reveiver Kekoa Crawford might miss his fourth straight game, and receivers Jeremiah Hawks and Ricky Walker III are also questionable for the game against Utah.
Center Michael Saffell, who missed the game against Oregon State, and nickel back Traveon Beck are also questionable because of unspecified injuries.
Wilcox also said that outside linebacker Joseph Ogunbanjo is not on the team and has been suspended indefinitely. Ogunbanjo played in six games, had seven tackles and two quarterback hurries.
Wilcox also had to answer questions about Cal's three-game losing streak. He was reminded that Cal rebounded from a three-game losing streak last year to end the regular season on a high note. A 49-7 win over Oregon State ended that losing streak last year and started a run of four wins in five games.
However, Wilcox said in the video that a previous season has no bearing on the next season. He focused on the execution that is needed to win games.