Utah football: 5 Oregon State Beavers to watch this weekend against the Utes

Published: Thursday, Sept. 12 2013 12:24 p.m. MDT

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Woods is a multi-use running back and is looking to crack 1,000 yards rushing this season. He has handled the majority of carries in two games, rushing 33 times for 118 yards.

Woods is also a good receiver, making hm a prime option for a dump pass when the pocket is collapsing. His speed allows him to get into the open field and make plays. He currently is second on the team in receiving yards catching 15 passes for 139 yards.

Although Woods is not averaging 100 yards rushing per game yet this season, the Beavers have won 26 of their last 31 games when their running back hits the century mark. (One of those five losses was against Utah in 2008.)

Look for them to run the ball effectively.
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Cool Cat Cosmo
Payson, UT

This game should be a good measuring stick for the Utes. Should they lose, they are in for a LONG season. If they can win impressively however, they might just be on their way to a winning season and a bowl this year. Should be a fun game to watch, unless they get thoroughly embarrassed at home... Good Luck Utes!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Should be a good game and the utes could pull it out at home. It too bad that the utes schedule most of their games at home this year. I guess that is one way to pad the win column.
They are doing the same in basketball. A confident team would play more games on the road
Go Beavers. Roll the utsies.

Ute buster
Salt Lake City, UT

Great comment; The utes have not won a conference opener since joining the pac+u. How funny is that.

Te Amo
Salt Lake City, UT

The coaches & players we have on the field have us pointed toward building another 2008 team in the next couple of years. Definitely a vast improvement of the last couple years playing without a quarterback. Go Utes, we really need this one!

HuskyandUte
Salt Lake City, UT

The Utes won't have to watch Enger because he is out with a knee injury. The Beaver O-line in general is decimated with injuries, so I don't think that is considered a strength for them in this game (though it might be if all their starters were healthy).

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