SALT LAKE CITY — Utah QB Travis Wilson was a true freshman when he took the reigns to Kyle Whittingham's offense. Although the ride has been tumultuous at times, Wilson has remained the starting QB for almost every game since then.

During this time, Wilson has quietly put himself in a position to break several career records at Utah.

Yard by yard and touchdown by touchdown, Wilson has inched closer to the great Scott Mitchell, and 2015 — his senior season — may be the year that the records held by Mitchell for more than two decades will fall.

All-time offense

All-time offense includes passing and rushing, and Wilson needs 2,794 yards to claim the top spot in the total career yards category. To accomplish this, Wilson needs to improve his 2014 totals by 315 yards, a feat that seems very possible is he holds on to the starting QB job.

With just 18 touchdowns in 2015, Wilson would set the mark for most touchdowns in a career. Wilson found the end zone 23 times last season and 21 times the previous year. With a similar output next fall, Wilson would beat Mitchell's mark of 72 touchdowns.


Wilson completed 190 passes in 2014, and with 33 more completions in 2015, he'll set the all-time record for most completions in a career.

Passing touchdowns

It's very likely that Wilson will leap Alex Smith, Mike McCoy and Brian Johnson on the career passing touchdowns list. He needs 17 touchdown passes to do that. However, it will require a significant effort if he wants to top Mitchell in the category. He needs 29 touchdown passes in 2015 to set that record.