Big plays were a big factor for both teams Thursday. USC and Utah got defensive
TDs, and USC had the 85 yard TD pass when Utah had them pinned deep. only down
24-21 in the fourth quarter. The big play TD called back before the half changed
the complexion of the game. Utah did rebound to hold USC scoreless in the third
quarter, but Utah's offense was three and out in the second had too many
times to keep the defense fresh against a superior talented USC.
When Utah bounces back, they will quiet the naysayers. Look, ASU ans USC are as
tough as the schedule will get. Unfortunately, like last year, the first 4
conference games are the toughest. If Utah gets one of the next two (either UCLA
or Oregon State), they will beat California, Arizona, Washington State, and
Colorado. I do think Utah loses to the Huskies in Seattle though. If they pull
that one out, this team goes 8-4. I say Utah goes 7-5. They start 0-3 in the PAC
12, losing to UCLA, then rebound to beat Oregon State. From there, Utah only
loses once more to Washington. They go 5-4 in the PAC 12 and 7-5 overall. Hays
will finish strong with his solid character, and next year Travis Wilson becomes
the QB Utah has been waiting for (that is until Utah runs him too much like
@gdogFor your sake I hope you are right. You are definately a good
fan for your team.
If the Utes can bring their "A" game every week like they did against
USC, I don't see why they can't win the rest of their games. But they
have to want to bring it every week, and I just don't think there is enough
motivation from the coaches or the leaders on the team for each player to want
to come and bring their "A" game every week. That is a serious problem!