From learning about the death of his friend, UCLA football player Nick Pasquale, to running and passing his way to five touchdowns in a heartbreaking 51-48 overtime loss to Oregon State, to attending Pasquale's funeral in Los Angeles, to now preparing to start his first Utah-BYU game.
"It was definitely really hard," Wilson said of the past week. "I'm still in shock still to this day. But, this is going to be a great test and I'm really excited to play this game. I think it's going to be really exciting."
Wilson has done it all for the Utes this season. He's the team's leading rusher with 244 yards and five touchdowns, and has passed for 847 yards, 7 touchdowns while completing 63 percent of his passes. However, Wilson threw three costly interceptions in the loss to the Beavers.
As for Taysom Hill, he doesn't have the passing skills of Wilson, as evidenced by his 33 percent completion rate through the first two games. But, the guy can fly. Just as Texas, which was torched for 259 yards and three touchdowns rushing by the sophomore BYU quarterback. He expects the Utes to try to force him to pass.
"I expect to see a lot of cover-ones, a lot of cover-zeroes where they really load and stack the box," Hill said. "We're going to take what the defense gives us, and if we have to throw the ball 40, 50, 60 times, then that's what we'll do."
"He is really fast," said Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham. "However, if you look at what we've done pretty good this year defensively, it's stop the run. So maybe that presents an intriguing matchup."
So while BYU has trouble passing (ranked 109th in the country), Utah has trouble defending the pass (ranked 112th), this makes for a very interesting game plan by both coaches. It may come down to which team can stop the other quarterback from running.
"The offenses aren't identical, but there are some similarities," said BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall. "Taysom is one of the fastest players on our team, and we know if we can't catch him, then we probably won't be able to catch Utah's quarterback. So, it give us a great point of reference in practice."