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Utah Utes football: Gameday glance

Published: Friday, Oct. 28 2011 7:16 p.m. MDT

Utah Utes running back John White IV runs for a touchdown as the University of Utah faces Arizona State in NCAA football in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

Oregon St. (2-5, 2-2) at Utah (3-4, 0-4)

Today, 5 p.m.

Rice-Eccles Stadium (45,017)

Surface, FieldTurf

TV: KJZZ

Radio: 700AM

Weather: Clear skies and temperatures in the mid 50s

thestakes

For Oregon State ... The Beavers are seeking their third consecutive Pac-12 win. They topped Arizona (37-27) and Washington State (44-21) earlier this month.

For Utah ... The Utes are still in pursuit of their first Pac-12 victory. A loss would assure the program of its first losing conference season since 2002 in the MWC.

thetrends

For Oregon State ... After opening the season with a stunning loss at home to Sacramento State and losses to Wisconsin, UCLA and Arizona State, the Beavers are 2-1.

For Utah ... Pac-12 play hasn't been good to the Utes (0-4). They've been outscored 123-52 over lopsided setbacks to USC, Washington, Arizona State and California.

playertowatch

John Hays, Utah quarterback: The beleaguered starting quarterback has thrown seven interceptions in five games and has a pass efficiency rating of just 110.67.

keymatchup

Utah's offense vs. Oregon State's defense: Both teams have the number 13 in common. The Beavers have that many takeaways over the past four games. The Utes, meanwhile, have that many turnovers in that span.

injuryreport

Oregon State: RB Malcolm Agnew (concussion), LB Cameron Collins (groin) and LB Feti Unga (calf) are expected to play, according to USA Today. DE Taylor Henry (shoulder), RB Jovan Stevenson (knee) and OL Josh Andrews (knee) are questionable.

Utah: WR DeVonte Christopher (ankle) and FS Eric Rowe (knee) are probable. QB Jordan Wynn (shoulder), S Keith McGill (shoulder), PR Charles Henderson (knee), TE Dallin Rogers (knee) and LB Boo Andersen (knee) are out for the season.

nextup

Oregon State visits Stanford next Saturday, while Utah travels to Arizona.

Utah schedule

Date Opponent Time (TV)/result

Sept. 1 vs. Montana St. W, 27-10

Sept. 10 at USC L, 23-14

Sept. 17 at BYU W, 54-10

Oct. 1 vs. Washington L, 31-14

Oct. 8 vs. Arizona St. L, 35-14

Oct. 15 at Pittsburgh W, 26-14

Oct. 22 at California L, 34-10

Oct. 29 vs. Oregon St. 5 p.m. (KJZZ)

Nov. 5 at Arizona 5 p.m.

Nov. 12 vs. UCLA TBA

Nov. 19at Washington St.TBA

Nov. 25 vs. Colorado 1:30 p.m. (ROOT)

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