Kyle Whittingham is looking for Utah to open things up in the passing game after just 153 yards through the air in a 20-13 win at Baylor on Saturday.

Cam Rising’s absence has been a blow for the Utes offense, but they’re 2-0 despite their star quarterback being sidelined. That said, Utah’s head coach claimed that he and his staff had kept things “a little bit too close to the vest” over the first 2 games.

“I think coaching-wise, we can do, I don’t wanna say a better job, but we can take more shots and give our receivers our opportunities to make plays up the field,” Whittingham said.

One player that could unlock things down the field is Money Parks, Whittingham said. The redshirt junior had a 70-yard touchdown catch against Florida but just 3 catches for 33 yards against Baylor.

“Put the ball up the field to him and just let him outrun people with his sheer speed,” Whittingham said.

Devaughn Vele could factor into matters as well, with Whittingham noting the former walk-on’s ability on contested balls.

“[His] percentage is very high on deep balls of either making the catch or draw a (pass interference), so I think we’ve got to be a little more willing to do that,” he said.