Quarterback Max Wittek was back competing at practice today — and with the first-team offense. After starting the first six games, Wittek did not play against New Mexico because of knee ailments.
Left guard Elijah Tupai, who also missed Saturday’s game, practiced with the first team today.
Eperone Moananu had a successful first day at nose tackle after moving from the offensive line. He made all four tackles in a series during the team session. Moananu, who is from American Samoa, is considered to be on “loan” to the injury-depleted defense. Many predict Moananu, a true freshman, can develop into an all-league offensive lineman.