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Anu Solomon listed as questionable with knee injury on injury report

Tyler Baker

Officials escort Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon (12) off the field after he suffered a concussion while playing against UCLA at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 26. Solomon’s concussions is just one of many injuries Arizona is dealing with.

Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon is listed as questionable with a knee injury, according to the injury report that was released Thursday. 

The redshirt junior was named the starter for the third consecutive season moments before kickoff in Saturday’s season opener against BYU, and threw for 213 yards, two interceptions and zero touchdowns.

“They don’t need [Solomon] to beat Grambling or Hawaii…,” Arizona Daily Star sports columnist Greg Hansen wrote in a text message. “…It now gives Dawkins the stage. I think many fans want to see what he’s got … Also gives RichRod more juice to get an indoor facility, since Anu appears to have been hurt during Wednesday morning storm.”

Related: The Rich Rod and Anu Solomon honeymoon needs to end for Arizona football.

Redshirt sophomore Brandon Dawkins was also in the running for Arizona’s starting quarterback spot all summer and throughout fall camp. Head coach Rich Rodriguez claimed both were neck-and-neck.

Now the attention turns to Dawkins, who will be a candidate for his debut as a starter against Grambling State on Saturday. Dawkins has spent the past couple seasons behind both Solomon and former Wildcat Jerrard Randall. 

Dawkins was a three-star recruit coming out of Oaks Christian in Westlake Village, California. Through two seasons, Dawkins has completed 20 of 38 passes for 334 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Safety Tellas Jones was also listed as questionable on Thursday’s injury report with an ankle injury. Receiver Tony Ellison was listed as out with a knee injury.

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