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Washington At Utah Thread: The Battle Of The Sleeper

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Here's what I know about the Washington Huskies under Steve Sarkisian. They can absolutely beat anyone at home in Seattle. But when they go on the road and don't play Lane Kiffin, they usually go the opposite way and lose, in whatever way seems imaginable to you. Sure, they look a little spunkier with Keith Price than Jake Locker, but through four games (3-0 at home and escaping each win by the skin of their teeth against average competition, 0-1 on the road against a Nebraska team likely to be pummeled in Camp Randall), there's nothing to suggest this habit will change anytime soon.

Moreover, they're going to Utah. And Pac-12 or no Pac-12, Utah does not lose often at Rice-Eccles. The last team to jump into Salt Lake City were the 2007 UCLA Bruins (an average squad, one of the last stands of the fighting Dorrells), and they got done rolled good. Utah has won 23 of its last 24 at home, and their matchup with UW could tell us how much South favorites ASU (next on the docket) has to fear from that almost-mile high elevation.