It was a pretty openly discussed topic during the first three games that KW and AL were keeping most of the offense under wraps until the game against USC.
While there might have been some benefit to that in many of the things that went right for the offense during that game, I wonder if there was some downside that also bit the Utes in the butt.
Thinking specifically of the couple short goal line plays where there was confusion in the blocking assignments for the TEs. One in particular likely cost a pretty easy 7 points that might have made the difference in the outcome of the game.
With a team as talented as this version of the Utes appears to be, my opinion is it might have been better in retrospect to just run the offense as it was created and allow players live reps to learn from against the lower level non conference teams so they’d be ready for prime time once they took the field at USC.
Hind sight, of course, is 20/20.