4:44 AM EDT, Mon October 15, 2018
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USC OLB Porter Gustin Out of the Season

USC OLB Porter Gustin Out of the Season

Salem Hills, Utah native and USC Trojans senior outside linebacker Porter Gustin will miss the rest of his senior season with a fractured ankle. He injured it in the fourth quarter in USC’s 31-20 win over the Colorado Buffaloes Saturday night. USC head coach Clay Helton announced the news today and that Gustin would have surgery and try to recover for the 2019 NFL Draft. Gustin played in just four games last season due to injuries. He had a career-high seven sacks this year in six games, which is currently the most of any player in the Pac-12. He was USC’s top pass rusher this year with...
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Giving out game balls for the win over Arizona

Giving out game balls for the win over Arizona

Another great performance put together by the Utes, in all three phases of the game. Let’s dive in and give out some game balls. Offense: Tyler Huntley Yeah, Arizona’s defense is not good, but the Utes took complete advantage of that, and put away the Wildcats early. The first two drives of the game and Utah had two touchdowns on the board, and Huntley remained sharp as he was in the Stanford game. Huntley was 14 of 19 for 201 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown and an incredible receiving touchdown. He was on point all game long, except for one interception where he forced...
Oct 13, 2018
3 National Games to Watch

3 National Games to Watch

For the first time in several weeks, the Utes are again in the “receiving votes” category, coming in at 33 in the AP and 32 in the coaches, meaning the ever-illusive top-25 spot is once again attainable. The Utes will obviously need to care of business Friday night against Arizona, but that likely won’t be enough to propel the Utes, meaning the Utes will need some help from teams around the nation. Saturday’s slate is full of potential upsets, intriguing match-ups and must-see conference battles, but these are the games from outside the PAC-12 footprint that Utah fans should keep a...
Oct 13, 2018
Pac-12 Games to Watch Week 7

Pac-12 Games to Watch Week 7

There are only three other Pac-12 games after the Utah Utes (4-2, 2-2 Pac-12) demolished the Arizona Wildcats (3-4, 2-2 Pac-12) last night 42-10. One game is the UCLA Bruins at the California Golden Bears, which is not exactly compelling, as UCLA is still winless and Cal lost to Arizona last week. There are two Pac-12 games though that Utah fans should tune into, and it will be easy as they are at different times, and Utah is already done for the week with their big win. #7 Washington Huskies at #17 Oregon Ducks - 1:30 p.m. MT - ABC or ESPN2 The only meeting between ranked Pac-12 teams this...
Oct 13, 2018
Utah dominates Arizona 42-10 in Pac-12 South opener for Utes

Utah dominates Arizona 42-10 in Pac-12 South opener for Utes

Everyone was wondering how Utah would respond after a very nice win over Stanford a week ago, well, we got a resounding answer Friday night against Arizona, by getting the 42-10 win over the Wildcats, and it was over early. Utah got off to a great start going 75 yards in 15 plays on their opening drive for a touchdown, capped by an eight yard Tyler Huntley pass to Samson Nacua. The drive ate up over seven minutes of clock. Utah would force a stop on Arizona’s next drive. Utah again marched down the field, going 69 yards in eight plays, when Zack Moss punched it in from the one-yard line...
Oct 12, 2018
Arizona at Utah Open Thread

Arizona at Utah Open Thread

We’re back at Rice-Eccles, after a month! After a couple of road games and a bye, the Utes are back home to take on the Arizona Wildcats in what is Utah’s first Pac-12 South game of the season. The Utes seemed to have found themselves last week against Stanford, by putting up 40 on the Cardinal. The Utes could even their conference record at 2-2 ahead of a pivotal matchup against USC next week. Arizona started slow this season, but they’ve picked up a couple of wins over the last few weeks. They haven’t played the hardest of competition, so they have put up some good numbers against...
Oct 12, 2018
Week 7 Pac-12 Picks

Week 7 Pac-12 Picks

Our weekly Pac-12 picks are back. There are only four games on the slate this week. The only game with consensus was we all took the USC Trojans to beat the undefeated Colorado Buffaloes. I am the only one taking the Arizona Wildcats over the Utah Utes, I don’t know why, I just have a weird feeling about the game. Without further ado are our picks.
Oct 12, 2018
Pac-12 Power Poll Week 7

Pac-12 Power Poll Week 7

After a big win over Stanford by the Utes last week, the Power Poll has shaken up a little bit. The Utes shot back up to No. 5, while Stanford dropped to No. 6. Washington is the consensus No. 1 team for all of right now, and it seems like they’ve rediscovered themselves. Most of us Oregon No. 2, while a couple of us have CU, an I think Oregon is just a better team than CU. I’m still not sold on Colorado, but a game against USC this week could prove a lot. I’m also inclined to believe Wazzu is better than CU, which is why I have them ahead of the Buffs. Cal has hit a bit of a free...
Oct 12, 2018
How to Watch Arizona at Utah

How to Watch Arizona at Utah

The Utah Utes (3-2 1-2 Pac-12) host the Arizona Wildcats (3-3, 2-1 Pac-12) tonight at 8:00 p.m. MT at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. The Utes are coming off their first Pac-12 win of the 2018 season after dominating the then No. 14 Stanford Cardinal on the road 40-21. The win over Stanford marked Utah’s first win over a Pac-12 North team since defeating the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis, Ore. in 2016. It was also Utah’s first win over a ranked team since defeating the No. 23 California Golden Bears in 2015 (note Utah did beat the USC Trojans in...
Oct 12, 2018
Utah’s Uniform against Arizona: Ute Proud

Utah’s Uniform against Arizona: Ute Proud

When the Utah Utes (3-2, 1-2 Pac-12) host the Arizona Wildcats (3-3, 2-1 Pac-12), the theme is the annual Ute Proud game. The Utes will wear a slightly new helmet for the game. Utah will use the same Ute Proud Block U variation that we saw against the San Jose State Spartans last year, but they have tweaked the center stripe. Here is the uniform for tomorrow’s game: #AZvsUTAH #UteProud pic.twitter.com/Xu9Ycx1I2M— UtesEquipment (@UtesEquipment) October 9, 2018 Here is the uniform from last year for comparison: Photo by George Frey/ Utah is wearing a white helmet...
Oct 12, 2018
3 Keys for the Utes to beat Arizona

3 Keys for the Utes to beat Arizona

The Utes seem to have found themselves against Stanford last week, now on a short week, the Utes need to keep up the momentum against Arizona at Rice Eccles, and this is what I think they need to do to do just that. Stop the run With Arizona, at least defending them, I think it’s a pretty simple game plan. Don’t allow them success running the ball, and let them try to beat you through the air all day long. Tate and Taylor are a great running duo, but if Tate wants to sit back there and try to beat the Utes with his arm, he’s going to be doing the Utes a favor. For some reason Sumlin...
Oct 11, 2018
College Football Week 7 TV Schedule

College Football Week 7 TV Schedule

For Utah fans, it all kicks off this Friday night at 8pm when they take on Arizona, but there are plenty of other great games to check out this week. A good MWC game actually is right before the Utah one with Air Force taking on San Diego State. That’s a game that may be over in two hours. On Saturday there are a handful of ranked games that are going to be worth watching, including some in the Pac-12. First, there is Georgia vs LSU in the SEC. I never buy into LSU, as it seems like they can’t figure the QB position and constantly are over rated. In the Big 10 it’s Wisconsin taking...
Oct 11, 2018
Utah Opponent Preview: Arizona Defense

Utah Opponent Preview: Arizona Defense

Arizona ranks 99th nationally in total defense, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who paid attention to the Wildcats in the first three weeks of their highly anticipated 2018 campaign. After giving up 104 total points in their first three games against BYU, Houston, and Southern Utah, it appeared as though Arizona’s defense was incapable of heeding their own mantra to“bear down” to stop anyone. However, since the start of conference play, Arizona’s defensive unit has shown some signs of life, allowing 55 points and squeezing out a 2-1 record to keep them alive in their...
Oct 11, 2018
Utah Opponent Preview: Arizona’s Offense

Utah Opponent Preview: Arizona’s Offense

​Entering 2018, the excitement surrounding Arizona’s offensive unit was palpable. All eyes were on quarterback Khalil Tate and incoming coach, Kevin Sumlin as they prepared to compete against what appeared to be an insanely talented and deep PAC-12 South. That excitement quickly faded after a week one loss to BYU, which was followed up by a clobbering at the hands of Houston. Now with a 3-3 record and the toughest stretch of their schedule ahead of them, the Wildcats are desperate for a mid-season turn-around to gain bowl eligibility. ​Tate caught the nation by storm last season...
Oct 9, 2018
Kyle Whittingham wins Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

Kyle Whittingham wins Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

It was a big week for the coaches this past week with their game planning and prep for Stanford. The program’s back was up against the wall, and Coach Whittingham and his crew got the team as prepared as I’ve seen them in a long time. It was about as clean of a game that I’ve seen the Utes play in a couple of years, and I think Whitt and the coaches deserve a lot of credit. On Tuesday, it was released that Coach Whittingham was named the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Week, which goes along with the Pac-12 Honors for Jaylon Johnson and Matt Gay. You can read the full release below from the...