While the BYU Cougars had not as of Tuesday revealed who their starting quarterback will be in the season opener Sept. 4 against the Arizona Wildcats, first-year Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch revealed Tuesday that his own signal-caller battle will extend into the opening game.
Fisch told reporters Tuesday that Gunner Cruz, a transfer from Washington State, will get the Wildcats’ first offensive snap against BYU, but that Will Plummer will play plenty, at least in the first half.
In a story by Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star, Fisch is quoted as saying, “I’m gonna let the game dictate it ... and see how they’re doing. It’ll either continue (after the first half) on or not.”
While Cruz will technically start, it’s Plummer who has a bit more game experience, as he completed 43 of 80 passes for 388 yards with three interceptions last season.
The Wildcats went 0-5 last season, leading to the dismissal of head coach Kevin Sumlin.
Arizona will face one other team from the Beehive State in 2021 beside the Cougars, as the Utah Utes will travel to Tucson for a Nov. 13 contest.