While Mr. White's talents were missed in the game tonight, and I wish him a
speedy recovery, if the announcers had mentioned him not playing once, they
mentioned over a dozen times. I was tempted to turn off the game, and just wait
for the results. Clearly, the Utes were capable of playing an effective game
without him, and indeed they did! Congratulations to the Utes on their win
Hopefully White is available for Conference play. Quite a drop off in
production between White and our other running backs. White sees a hole and
makes the cut, while the others seem to follow the play to the letter and
don't break loose.
Two for FlinchingI was right about White but it didn't make any
difference.Congratulations... Lying is now an acceptable form of
It worked out that White wasn't needed for the win. But
I'll admit when the Utes had 3rd and 2 in BYU territory with the Y having
only one timeout and there being less than one and a half minutes left, I
thought, "if they had White in, this game is over." In fact, the second
half last night would have resembled more the second half of last year than two
years ago, with White in the game. As it turns out on that play above, the Utes
lost 7 yards, giving one more chance (or three, I suppose) for BYU to come
back.Now, he'll be 100% for ASU. The Utes will also have
Blechen and Rowe back. ASU's Kelly is a lot like Nelson and I see the Utes
forcing him into several mistakes. PLus the Utes are no strangers to Todd
Graham's schemes.I see the Utes improving their rushing game
next week, Jon Hayes doing another nice job with management and the defense to
step up.It will be a tough road game, but I'm thinking the Utes
avenge last year.Utes 17, Devils 13.Go Utes!
@MiPI don't see it. utah did have some players missing but
white would not have fared much better than the other rb's did. BYU's
run defense is excellent, utah's oline is bad, give credit where it is due.
I think the euphoria of the win might be affecting your judgement of
utah's future this season. If nothing else utah proved themselves to be
pretty poor offensively, really poor actually. They are going to have a hard
time winning games against teams that can score because defensively, while utah
is good, they are not great and other teams will score. Im not so sure utah can
score. Remember last night they got one td on a botached snap recovery return
and another on a very short field because of a big punt return. The only good
drive utah sustained last night actually ended in no points. I think it went
around 12-13 plays but fizzled out on the BYU end of the field. Offensively they are in trouble, I don't see any improvement over last
years offense, which was inarguably terrible. Frankly they are worse with the
bad offensive line. Temper your expectations.
"give credit where it is due." Do as I say, not as I do.
Typical troll hypocrisy