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Published: Sunday, Sept. 16 2012 4:43 p.m. MDT

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StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I think it's fairly apparent now that offensively and defensively, Utah State is a Top 25, but there's that confounded third aspect of the game which is special teams that they just can't seem to figure out.

BYU is obviously not a Top 25 team, but they will win the games they are supposed to and will still not roll over for anyone and could end up beating a couple teams they should have lost to.

ASU obviously has top shelf talent, but showed its first inconsistency of the season against Mizzou. Key being to capitalize on every slip they make.

USC proved beatable against Stanford. Playing with the same passion and energy from the BYU game with much better precision and execution is Utah's only good chance at beating the Trojans.

UCLA got a big shot in the arm from Mora defensively. Stop the ground game and don't turn the ball over and probably steal a close win at the Rose Bowl stadium.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Oregon State's defense is much improved, but I like how their offense matches up with our D. Non-mobile QB that we can likely pressure while still dropping 7 or 8 in coverage can make some crucial mistakes.

Cal is proving to be streaky again this year. Hopefully we catch them on a bad streak, not an awesome streak like we did last year. Realistically, though, even if they come out as well as they did last year, I don't see us playing as flat as we did last year. Could be a really good, tight game.

Unless Wazzu fixes some major issues defensively, shouldn't be hard to score them. Their offense looks much more explosive with Halliday leading it than Tuel. BYU may have lucked out there.

UW looks semi-decent defensively, but not the offensive juggernaut we expected. Still could be a real tough game if their fans fill up Century Link field.

Arizona looks like the most well-rounded offense in the conference, and outside of Oregon, the most explosive. Will take a great defensive effort, but our offense can definitely score on them.

Colorado... well just take care of business against them.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Still, though, no games look unwinnable, but almost none of them are necessarily gimmes, either. Whether we end up 6-6 or 10-2 I wouldn't be surprised. The only season results that would surprise me would be bowl ineligibility and running the table from here on out. But a very unlikely win over USC will still let us control our own destiny even with another loss along the way.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

USU is no where near top 25. They lost to a lousy Wisconsin team and beat a very mediocre Utah team. BYU is no top 25 team either. They have a top 25 defense but their offense is no where close.

I have serious doubts that Utah will even become bowl eligible this year. I can see them beating WSU and Colorado for sure but there are no other gimme games in there. That means they will have to beat two other teams. Maybe they get by OSU but that is about it.

Disgruntled
Nephi, UT

So is PAC 12 network available on Direct TV yet?

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Disgruntled, nope, but it is on Dish now, and online with several internet providers.

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