Power 5 QB leaves program after 3 starts
Former 2017 Big 12 co-Offensive Freshman of the Year and Baylor Bears quarterback Charlie Brewer has left the Utah Utes football program after three starts.
Brewer was the starting quarterback for the Utes before being benched in Utah’s 33-31 overtime road loss to San Diego State last Saturday.
BREAKING: Charlie Brewer has left the University of Utan football program.
Utes statement to @sltrib: "Charlie has decided to move on and we wish him the best."
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Brewer threw for 104 yards, no touchdowns, one interception, and posted a QBR of 11.3 of 14 completions (out of 26 completions) before being benched in the middle of the third quarter last week.
Cameron Rising replaced Brewer and threw three touchdown passes in the second half of Utah’s overtime loss to San Diego State.
In three games for Utah, Brewer threw for 484 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.
Utah was looking to win its third Pac-12 South Division title in four years and the first since 2019 this season. With Brewer as Utah’s starting quarterback, BYU snapped a nine-game losing streak over their annual Holy War rivals.
Rising is expected to be Utah’s starting quarterback moving forward.