Utah football report card: Postseason aspirations over for Utes after mistake-filled loss to Washington State

Published: Saturday, Nov. 23 2013 11:21 p.m. MST

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Despite throwing for more than 300 yards and recording three scoring strikes, Adam Schulz's back-to-back interceptions returned for touchdowns made just too much of a hole to climb out of for the Utes Saturday afternoon. The second pick-six put the Utes down 21-0 and despite being able to climb back to within six late in the game, the slow start is tough to ask of any quarterback — let alone a sophomore backup.

Schulz settled in and made a valiant effort to get within striking distance, and Kelvin York picked up 94 yards to go with his two touchdowns while averaging nearly four yards per carry. It's hard to downgrade an offensive unit that scored 37 points on 481 yards, but the two costly turnovers dropped an otherwise impressive performance to not quite enough.

Grade: B
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Except for the grade on the special teams, I think you are one letter too high on everything else. The Utes battled back but never got closer than 6 points after a terrible start. Offense moved the ball against a bend but don't break defense and the coaches didn't have the team ready to play (again) at the start of the game.

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