Cameron Rising will not play Saturday against Weber State. In his place, Nate Johnson will draw his first career start at quarterback for the 12th-ranked Utah Utes.

That’s according to ESPN’s Porter Larsen, who also reported pregame that Utah is expected to be without tight end Brant Kuithe, wideouts Devaughn Vele and Mycah Pittman, offensive lineman Johnny Maea, kicker Cole Becker, and defensive linemen Junior Tafuna and Simote Pepa.

Pittman has three catches for 20 yards this season. Vele has four for 51.

Tafuna made his debut last week against Baylor after missing the Week 1 opener against Florida, but he did not record a statistic. Pepa has yet to play this year.

Kuithe is in the same category. He’s recovering from a knee injury suffered last season. During a radio appearance earlier this week, Kuithe said he’d be on the field “soon” but said he doesn’t have a target date set.

Becker has been the Utes’ primary place kicker and kickoff man through two weeks. He has four touchbacks on 10 kickoffs while making three of his four field goal attempts.

Weber State (2-0) is ranked seventh in the latest FCS Coaches Poll, but Utah will look to handle its business at home without several key contributors. Next week, the Utes open Pac-12 play at home against UCLA.

Kickoff against Weber State is set for 11 a.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network.