Utah down to sixth running back after losing Armand Shyne for season

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Utah running back Armand Shyne (23) scores a third quarter touchdown on Oct. 8 before suffering a season-ending injury.
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Disaster has struck for No. 21 Utah. 

That’s how coach Kyle Whittingham described the running back situation after the position was hit by injury yet again. 

Starter Armand Shyne is finished for the season after suffering an injury to his right leg during the Utes’ 36-23 win over Arizona on Saturday.

Shyne was promoted to starter last week and went down immediately after becoming the first Utah back to rush for 100 yards in a game this season. 


The sophomore was the fourth Utah running back to go down this season. Junior Jordan Howard became No. 5 after Shyne’s injury. He will not be available this week after being injured as well.

“We’re down to our sixth running back now, I guess you could say,” Coach Kyle Whittingham said.


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