Washington vs. Colorado: QB Connor Wood starts for Buffaloes, Jordan Webb is backup

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

Wood is a transfer from the University of Texas and will be starting for the first time in his career on Saturday.

According to a tweet from the Denver Post's John Henderson, the Colorado Buffaloes will start former Texas Longhorns' quarterback Connor Wood at quarterback when they face the 25th-ranked Washington Huskies on Saturday in Boulder.

Wood replaces the injured Nick Hirschman, who suffered a concussion last week and, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adam Munsterteiger, will not suit up. Jordan Webb will serve as Wood's backup.

Wood and Webb battled it out this week for the opportunity to start in Hirschman's place. The sophomore from Houston beat out the junior from Union, Missouri, but Wood isn't coming into the game with a wealth of experience.

Wood has thrown the ball just 36 times this season, completing 18 passes for 254 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Last week against the Arizona Wildcats, Wood threw for 90 yards on 4-for-7 passing, including a 71-yard pass in the Buffaloes' 56-31 loss.

The Buffaloes enter the game just 1-9 overall and 1-6 in the Pac-12, while the Huskies are 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the Pac-12.

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