Alois Piet: What is the biggest takeaway of this game for you all?
Avinash Kunnath: Utah is 4-0 and i do not trust them at all to win the south. USC is 1-3 and i trust them even less.
Alois: You don't trust Utah? I feel like underestimating them in the preseason (as usual) was a pretty bad idea. Like you said, they finally seem to have a passing attack.
Andy Burnett: No trusting Utah until they actually win the South - hard to trust in something that hasn't happened yet.
Ryan Larson: Man you guys are down on Utah... USC is the worst matchup in the conference for them and they still got the win. USC is a disaster and all but they were last year too and won by 20. Utah won ten games last year without throwing the ball more then ten yards downfield. I don't see them losing more than two games in conference play unless things go totally crazy. Plus Whit is a better coach then everyone but maybe Mora in the south. This could be a big year for Utah.
I might just be hyped up right now, but this team when they're good looks really really good.
Alois: I'm fairly confident in Utah. They have come closer and closer to win the South, and LA schools are beatable this year (more than ever?). I'm just scared Utah to blow a game against one of the AZ schools, or even UCLA, and lose the South to that team.
I'm fairly confident in Utah. They have come closer and closer to win the South, and LA schools are beatable this year (more than ever?)
Ryan: Yeah a lot of you are saying you don't trust Utah, but who do you trust in the South more? If you don't trust Utah you can't trust UCLA yet either.
And Utah plays U of A at home so I don't think they lose that, I still don't think ASU is good at least on defense and that just leaves UCLA in the South. And the teams UCLA plays in the North are worse than what Utah has to deal with. And by worse I mean they get Stanford.
I'm just scared Utah to blow a game against one of the AZ schools, or even UCLA, and lose the South to that team.
Avinash: Utah is really good and really well-coached. Their line play will keep them in pretty much every game. I just question their ability to play this well away from Rice-Eccles, and whether their offense can consistently manufacture points on a week-to-week basis.
They do avoid Stanford on the schedule but five of their final eight are on the road, and two of their home games are Washington and Oregon.
DC23AZ: Utah won their bowl game for a 10th win last year. Bowl game shouldn't count. They were a top 5 team that lost 3 games out of their final 6. Im more focused on Utah being so strong out of the gate the past few years, then going .500 the last 6 weeks. Utah seems to have a legit defense (awesome front 7), but the offense rarely holds up.