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Commentary: The best University of Utah quarterbacks of the last 35 years

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 14 2013 4:05 p.m. MDT

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Years at Utah: 1977-78

Gomez was the starting quarterback at Utah for two years and had vastly different results in each season. In his first year as a starter, Gomez led the Utes to a 3-8 record, throwing 10 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. His second season as the Utah starter was much more impressive.

Gomez led the University of Utah to an eight-win season while leading the WAC in touchdown passes (19). During his time on the hill, Gomez finished with 4,042 yards passing and 29 touchdowns.
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Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

"Smith ended his Utah career throwing for 5,203 yards and 47 touchdowns with only eight interceptions while rushing for 1,094 yards and 15 more scores."

Impressive. By comparison,

After red-shirting behind Marc Wilson in 1979, McMahon ended his Junior SEASON throwing for 4,571 yards and 47 touchdowns and rushing for an additional 6 touchdowns.

Over the course of his two seasons as a BYU starter, McMahon threw for 8,126 yards and 77 touchdowns while winning 23 of 26 games. McMahon also destroyed the Utes 56-6 and 56-28.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

Full respect to BYU's 1984 team, they would have only lost to the Utes 2004 team by 3 touchdowns.

Utah'95
FPO, AE

Just the FAX,

Clearly Jim McMahon was a great college quarterback. I'd LOVE to have him slinging it for my Utes. But remember, in 2004, Smith only threw 4 interceptions while throwing for 32 touchdowns and running for 10. McMahon threw 18 picks while amassing 47 touchdowns threw the air and 6 on the ground.

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If the Utes are going to have any success in the PAC 12, they are going to need better QBs in the future.

Don't Feed the Trolls
Salt Lake City, UT

Can we get a list of Ute All-American QBs? Or at least his name?

LCBSoCal
Northridge, CA

Hey guys, this is an article about the top10 Utah QBs. Why is anyone bringing up BYU quarterbacks?

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

LCBSoCal

"Hey guys, this is an article about the top10 Utah QBs. Why is anyone bringing up BYU quarterbacks?"

Haters gotta hate and jealous trollers have to live in the 80s.

I loved watching the highlights of the 2009 Sugar Bowl against the daunting offense and defense of the Crimson Tide. The only Crimson Tide that day rolled out of the Wasatch! That TD to Casteel is still etched in my brain. Something that Just the FAX and Don't Feed the Trolls will never get to experience!!

Go Utes!!

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

VegasUte:
"That TD to Casteel is still etched in my brain. Something that Just the FAX and Don't Feed the Trolls will never get to experience!!"

Never is such a strong and final word. I believe me cougars will experience that. Seeing that crystal ball trophy in the Hall at BYU is etched in my memory too. I would never say never, but Utah's chances of ever seeing that trophy in their case are about as good as BYU ever experiencing a win in a BCS or "playoff" game right? Never is so unempowering. Lets leave it at this: while BYUs chances of winning a "playoff" game and Utah's chances of having a crystal NC trophy are slim, there's still a always a chance. Doesn't that sound better? Good luck utes, and GO COUGS!

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

As a BYU fan I hate it when Ute fans/trolls comment on BYU articles; so why are BYU fans commenting on a column talking about Ute QBs?

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Obama10

"As a BYU fan I hate it when Ute fans/trolls comment on BYU articles; so why are BYU fans commenting on a column talking about Ute QBs?"

Care to take this one Cougsndawgs?

"Doesn't that sound better?"

Go Utes!! Onward and Upward!!

jersey
Mt Laurel, NJ

lets see the top Utah Receiver over the past 30 years

Utahute72
Tooele, UT

Utah's had two all american QBs, Lee Grosscup and Alex Smith. They probably would have had more if the all american voting included western teams prior to 1940.

Utahute72
Tooele, UT

And in the last 35 years two all american receivers, Steve Savoy and Brian Rowley. Steve Odom was one back in the 70s.

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