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Another Ute featured on the Harbus tour.

by 3UteDad
2015-08-30 13:16:57

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Will this week never end?

by bopahull
2015-08-30 21:45:39

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Sack Count by Khaki

by Utahraptor
2015-08-30 15:32:09

A suggestion for the Muss section on Thursday. For every sack recorded by the Utes, hang a pair of khaki pants over the rail in the front of the section. That is bound to draw the attention of the TV camera operators.

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Interesting fact: If Utah goes undefeated this year, wins the Pac-12 championship, and wins both playoff games to win the National Championship

by rileyUTEtaylor
2015-08-30 21:46:19

Kyle Whittingham gets his 100th win! Not saying it's going to happen, but that would be pretty sweet! One can dream, right? GO UTES! #BeatMichigan

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Utah Football Countdown,. #4-b

by Maji Man
2015-08-30 20:39:47

#4, Austin Lee, 5-11 203, Freshman Safety

Austin graduated from Alta HS in 2012, but went on an LDS Mission. Enrolled at Utah, January, 2015 at age 21. At Alta Austin was a two-time first-team all-state safety (2010-11).

http://www.utahutes.com/sports/m-footbl/m tt/austin_lee_959780.html

http://www.maxpreps.com/video/watch.aspx? videoid=ce7d7767-3f77-47f5-b851-3171d4da12 75

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byu-p doesn't have a decent defense

by annarborute
2015-08-30 17:31:21

try again

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RE: Bold Predictions for the Michigan Game

by UteThunder
2015-08-30 17:36:55

- Booker will have more receiving yards than rushing yards - Not gonna happen.

- One of the teams will have 2 QBs see significant playing time. - Maybe, but I doubt either team's backup will play more than some garbage time in the 4th.

-Our leading sacker will be someone other than Dimick. - Very likely.

-The Utah defense will score at least one touchdown - Very likely.

-The Utah receiver with the most receiving yards will not be named Kenneth Scott - Very likely, but I think Scott will have a big game.

-UM will out gain Utah, but still lose. - Only if our D will continually set up the O with short fields. I fully expect our O to move the ball against their D with greater ease than their O against our D.

-Utah wins by at least two touchdowns - 25 points to be exact.

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In the "no one but annarbor cares" category, My Utah season predictions:

by Ute2004
2015-08-30 19:25:57

Utah vs Michigan: Last year, we creamed them because they turned the ball over. This year, Harbaugh uglies the game up and limits turnovers. The problem is, our defense only gave up 3 points last year and is better this year and their offense is worse. They score 10 points. We get 24. 24-10 Utah 1-0 (0-0)

Utah vs Utah State. Since 1998, we are 13-1 vs Utah State. There have been three games that were close. Utah State has won two. Two of those games came when Utah had no QB (and USU won in OT) and early 2013 when Wilson was still very green. We were early in the PAC-12, we were thin in a lot of spots, and USU was at their height. We aren't thin anymore, we are a full fledged P5 school, and USU is not as good as they once were. The rivalry reverts back to where it has always been. 40-24 Utah 2-0 (0-0)

Utah vs Fresno State. Fresno has improved. So has Utah. 45-17. Utah 3-0 (0-0)

Utah vs Oregon. Oregon is 2-1 coming into this game. People start to realize just how great Mariota was, and that a small FCS QB with two good games isn't the savior they thought he would be. There are some grumblings about Locke being the starter. Booker runs all over the defense, with Wilson putting up another great game vs Oregon with 300 yards passing and 2 TD's. Oregon's offense is still potent, but Utah's defense forces two key TO's and Wilson and Booker get TD's out of it. No 14 point swing for Oregon this year. 38-27 Utah 4-0 (1-0).

Utah vs Cal. Cal is improved...but not enough. Last year vs Washington and Stanford, Cal scored 7 and 17. Our defense is better. We win this one 35-17. Utah 5-0 (2-0)

Utah vs ASU. This game is at home. I've said all along that the winner of this game wins the south. This game is a slugfest. Ugly, ugly game. Utah prevails as the defense doesn't drop two INT's this year and Phillips doesn't miss two FG's. 24-21 Utah 6-0 (3-0).

Utah vs USC. I want Utah to win this game so badly. Desperately. BUT, coming off the Oregon and ASU wins, Utah faces a USC team with two losses and isn't quite there mentally. Wilson has a early TO and Booker has a late fumble that gives the game away. Utah's offense struggles again, and people stupidly start talking about KT...morons. 31-24 Utah 6-1 (3-1).

Utah vs OSU. I feel bad for Gary this year. OSU is broken by the time they face Utah, coming into the game with a 2-5 record. Utah is looking for blood after their loss and drop from #7 to #17 in the polls. Gary makes a deal with Whitt at halftime to become the future coach of Utah, and Chase Hansen gives a show in the late third and fourth quarter. 38-3 Utah 7-1 (4-1).

Utah vs Washington. Washington is already ineligible for a bowl, having lost to Boise St, Utah State, Cal, USC, Oregon, Stanford and Arizona. They are beaten. Petersen is realizing that "his guys" aren't good enough to win week in, week out in the PAC-12. Our defense decimates them. 31-6 Utah 8-1 (5-1).

Utah at Arizona. The tables are flipped this time. Arizona is fighting to stay in the South race, Utah is looking to knock a team out of it. Utah struggles mightily with Arizona's run game, and that continues. The good news is that Utah's offense has matured enough to take advantage of Arizona's 3-3-5 defense. In a very uncharacteristic game, Utah and Arizona have shootout, going into triple overtime. Utah wins on an fumble returned for a TD. 50-44 Utah 9-1 (6-1).

Utah vs UCLA. Chosen Rosen is starting to come into his own. Where UCLA struggled early, the offense and defense are clicking. Utah has a battle on their hands, and pulls out a defensive slugfest. 24-21 Utah 10-1 (7-1).

Utah vs Colorado. The beginning of the rivalry? Colorado is fighting for bowl eligibility. Utah has won the south, and can make the playoffs with two more wins. Utah is the big favorite. Remember all the WTF games Utah has every year? This is it. The difference? We have too many Seniors. In OT, we win with a Booker TD pass to Wilson. Phillips kicks the extra point. Colorado scores a TD to answer and decides to go for the win. They fail on their two point conversion. 31-30. Utah 11-1 (8-1).

Utah vs Stanford. The battle of all ages. Defensive slugfest. This is big boy football. The winner of this game is decided by who survives. WhoTF knows who wins this. Does Erickson have another gem up his sleeve? Does Shaw run the ball instead of passing late in the red zone? Can Carter come up with a big play at a key moment?

Utah ends up in a NY bowl or playoffs. We talk about this season for the next 20 years.

Average points per game: 33
Average points given up per game: 21


Stanford: 10-2 (7-2)
Oregon: 9-3 (7-2)
Cal: 7-5 (4-5)
WSU: 6-6 (3-6)
Washington: 2-10 (1-8)
Oregon State: 2-10 (0-9)


Utah: 11-1 (8-1)
UCLA: 9-3 (6-3)
USC: 8-4 (5-4)
Arizona: 8-4 (5-4)
ASU: 8-4 (5-4)
Colorado: 6-7 (3-6)

Utah vs Stanford in the title game.

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This is fun to watch.

by The Thrill
2015-08-30 16:12:00

It's funny the lead in comment is "Travis Wilson leads the nation's third highest scoring offense into a Pac12/Big10 battle in the Big House."

We forget Utah was coming off 56-14 and 59-27 wins at home. Utah didn't even see 40 again until the Vegas Bowl.

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If the NFL wants to do something productive, they should have a mandate that NFL games be played only on a football field.

by Red Don
2015-08-30 20:52:59

If a city can't afford a football stadium then they shouldn't have a team in the first place. I just can't stand football games played on a baseball field. The seating sucks and going from grass to dirt to grass causing players to stumble and what not is just wrong.

And we don't even want to consider going the other way. Any old timers remember the 150ft. left field line when the Dodgers played their first couple of years in the Coliseum? That should never be repeated. Ok, I feel better now.

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