Utah's running back work horse Matt Asiata suffered a knee injury in the first half, which happens to be a torn ACL. He is officially out for the season with the ACL diagnosis this also ends his college career -- a medical redshirt is very doubtful but not certain. In this Louisville game Utah has Eddie Wide at running back left and then the other back Sausan Shakerin was all ready out with an arm injury. So in this game Utah is left with Senior Ray Stowers who was the fourth string, and Eddie Wide.
With Asiata out for the year this really changes the complection of the team, and if Sausan Shakerin is out for more time that means Ray Stowers will get more carries and that is not what the Utes want to do.