UCLA Football: Josh Rosen will not play against Utah


As if a Friday Night game at Rice-Eccles Stadium isn’t tough enough, the UCLA Football team will be without star QB Josh Rosen for the contest. Redshirt Freshman Devin Modster will start in his place.

UCLA Football’s Josh Rosen took a beating last Saturday in Seattle, and it will carry over to this weeks game. It has been announced that Rosen will miss his first start of the season as it has been confirmed that he sustained a concussion against Washington.

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Redshirt Freshman Devon Modster will replace Rosen and make the first start of his career. Modster certainly has the tools to play well in Rosen’s absence and it will be interesting to see how he plays considering it could be a glimpse into the future.

Modster figures to be UCLA’s starting quarterback next season unless 4-star QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson has an amazing camp. Modster played fairly well against the Huskies last week considering the circumstances. He was thrust into a game against one of the best defenses in the country and he completed 7 of 12 passes for 77 yards and one touchdown in under one half of play.

Hopefully this is just a one game setback for Rosen, who missed the final six games last season with a shoulder injury. Without Rosen last season, the Bruins were completely outclassed as they lost five of their final six games, but that was with former walk-on Mike Fafaul replacing Rosen rather than Modster.

Modster, a former four-star recruit from Texas, will have his chance to shine this week in a tough atmosphere. If he does, it will give the coaching staff confidence that he can be the QB of the future.