Oregon Ducks Quarterback Vernon Adams Hopes To Play Against Utah


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The Oregon Ducks improved to 3-1 this season with a blowout win over Georgia State this past weekend. Presumed starter Vernon Adams was diagnosed with a broken index finger on this throwing hand following the first game of the season against Eastern Washington and played through a cortisone shot against Michigan State. He was effective when he had to be, but also threw two interceptions against the Spartans, leading to a 31-28 loss. The only loss Oregon has so far on the young season.

Pac-12 play begins this week and Adams said he is close to getting back on the field according to Matt Prehm from 247Sports.

"“I think today was a really good Monday for us. We were out there practicing fast, hard, getting what we needed to get done. As for my finger, I hope so, it’s feeling good, though.”Adams on his progression in getting back into the Ducks Starting Lineup (via 247Sports)"

Another player who did not take the field on Saturday was backup Running Back Kani Benoit, who will be back this week against Utah according to Aaron Fentress from Comcast Sportsnet Northwest. Benoit has rushed for eighty four yards and a touchdown this season playing backup to Running Back Royce Freeman through two games.

Adams will again be a game time decision this week. Utah comes into Autzen at 3-0. It will be the second Top 25 Matchup for the Oregon Ducks this season.

Utah and Oregon Kickoff on Saturday at 5:45pm Pacific Time on FOX.

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