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Published: Monday, Sept. 9 2013 5:30 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I think we will be ranked after this win.

Utah is well on our way to 8-4 or 9-3 and I like our chances of winning the south.

It's us or ucla.

Sandy, UT

This one will be over by halftime. I think this offense will put up close to 30 each game. Usu's defense is about as good as any we will see, and our offense will only improve. Our defense is more than sufficient to handle most PAC 12 teams WITH the offense we finally have. I think we take this one by at least 14

Roger Jolly
Maricopa, AZ

This Ute fan does not share Ken's opinion and I don't think I've ever seen his name on here before. I've been on here off and on for about 7 years and I think the blue trolls are notorious for posting ridiculous comments in the name of the Utes. And if not, give Oregon State some respect Ken.

Back to Oregon State, Mannion is a 'real deal' QB that will probably end up in the NFL sooner or later. He was 31-43 for 372 yards, 4 TD's, 1 INT, and a passer rating of 170.8, he has to be respected by the Ute secondary. But this is also the secondary's time to show if they are ready for what could be a 10 straight game dogfight since both Colorado and Wazzu have shown vast improvements, but I think the Ute secondary will surprise as will the LB's and DE's. Orchard is quickly becoming my favorite player.

Utes are getting the home -3 from Vegas, so not much there to work with. If Wilson can play like he has the past couple of weeks, all should be fine. Can't wait for Saturday night.


Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

OSU defense should be better than Weber State, but not that much better based on the last two weeks results. Utah should be able to put up a good win in the 42-24 range if their defense plays solid. If the defense is exploited, whoever has the ball last wins.

West Jordan, Utah

The Ute offense is showing some life like we haven't seen in 4 years. Still, it's early on in the season and each week the offense faces new defenses that will bring greater challenges the further we go.

What about Utah's defense? We are stoked about the improvements as fans on the offensive end, but the defense also looks different relative to showing life as well. When I say different, I don't necessarily mean better. This years team plays with a young swag but they have a lot to develop other than talent when they face the multidimensional looks they will get in the PAC 12. Don't get me wrong the defense was relatively strong on USU and Chuckie Keaton who went on to score 52 points on Air Force the next week.

It's okay BYU beat Texas. The rivalry will be fierce this year. With the break coming up in the series and BYU coming off a bye and a big win will stay home and prep for an electric atmosphere on their field. Utah will be ready though. Both teams have question marks but excitement and possibility are running at both programs.

Stoked for rivalry.


I am still concerned with our ability to run the ball. Kelvin York has yet to have a good game and our offensive line is lacking the push it needs to move it. This is a crucial game and I think the Utes will pull this one out, but look for Oregon State to pass it frequently and hopefully Utah's secondary will be up for the challenge.

Mesa, AZ

What's not included right here is how much key-injuries are mounting for OSU.

Nothing in fact to find joy in, but rather something which tilts the most realistic possible outcome more heavily into The U's favor.

If I were to guess, I'd state a U victory, comfortably, somewhere w/in 14-28. Based upon all variables, I'd be genuinely surprised if OSU were to have the horses necessary, in order to keep the game competitive for too long.

My hope is, we jump on them early and quickly remove their will, in order to yet again remove our starters early and avoid any potential injuries!

Highland, UT

The headline for this article is incredibly weird, what team doesn't "Utah's offense hopes to pass, run well against Oregon State" hope to do those things every game?

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I'm certainly not over confident going into this game. I think Utah will win, but It won't be over at half. You can't take anyone for granted; just ask USC.


West Jordan, UT

I think the offense will roll. My main concern is on the defensive side of the ball. OSU passes for 450 yards a game and mannions completion percent is 79%.

Weber State Graduate
Clearfield, UT

Them there Utes are the most powerful team in the world. They are gonna win the Rose Bowl this year and the national championship! No team can even touch them...just ask Ute fans, and thell setcha straight. The Utes are so dang awesome. They are gonna blow out every team they face this year...just look at what they did to Weber...the're totally awesome man! The NFL can't even find a team that can beat those monster Utes. Heck, they could even win the Super Bowl this year if the NFL would let them play! The whole state is rootin for ya Utes!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

It would be huge for the Utes to start 1-0 in the PAC. OSU 'should' have Utah's full attention because this game is very important.

Allen, TX

Pride cometh before the fall....

Arm of Orion
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Weber State Grad sour grapes. It's not our fault your team couldn't stop the run.

J-Tx you should be saying that to your Y friends. They're saying they're going to run all over the U like they did Texas. I doubt that will happen. Right now Taysom is a 1 trick pony without a pass game he and this offense is easy to beat.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B and Spokane Ute, (two peas in the pod,
Utah will not be ranked if they get lucky enough to win. That was proved last week by the pollsters and it will not be over by halftime. By the way OSU will play the entire game not just one half. No wonder u struggle winning in the pac, you forgot that points still count in the 2nd half.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Duckhunter ... I agree, the headline for this article is ridiculous.

Chris B ... unless Utah beats Oregon State by 50 points, they won't be ranked next week. Sorry, it's not going to happen. Now if they win and then beat BYU, maybe they'll then be ranked in the top 25.

To the rest of my fellow Ute fans that think Utah will roll this week ... I wish I could share in your optimism. I'm not saying that Utah can't or won't win, but I have a feeling Oregon State will prove to be a tougher opponent than some of you are giving them credit for. Eastern Washington could and would beat a lot of FBS teams if given the chance, don't read too much into that loss by the Beavs.

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT


"Pride cometh before the fall..."

Can I get, "Slogans TDS should actually adhere to" for $500, please?

Go Utes!

Saratoga Springs, UT


I don't know Chris, 8-4 or 9-3, that is pretty bold so early in the season. We will find out this weekend how tough my Bruins really are as they face Nebraska in Lincoln. As a Bruin fan I am hoping we beat you, especially since I live in Utah, it gets tough when we do lose. But I am hopeful and confident. But you guys have UCLA, Stanford, Arizona and USC all back to back. Then you get a bye week and have Arizona State who was picked to win the PAC-10 South and then Oregon. Those are potentially 6 losses right there, and you still have an improving Colorado, Wazzu. And Oregon State I do not think is going to be as easy as you may think, and you are at BYU who has two weeks to prepare. 4-8 as possibility also. It will not be easy. Good luck to your Utes this week. GO UCLA BRUINS!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Weber State Graduate

The only person saying that stuff is you. However, Utah's 5th string > Weber St. How embarrassing for you.

@ J-TX

Literally the most ironic statements I've ever read

@ Down under

Utah is receiving votes in the coaches poll. I don't think Utah will be ranked after this week, but "if" Utah wins convincingly and a few key teams lose the Utes could find themselves in the rankings.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

The Weber State was a good practice game, OSU will be a real test.

I'm excited to see if Utah defense's can dominate like we have in the past. Last years defense was anything but impressive. Against Utah State we looked bad until we went down 14-23, after that point (3rd 11:00) USU was held to ~85 yards and 3 points.

Considering the offense has been abysmal the last several years, the offense has looked impressive even against Weber State. Wilson's ability to make big plays is refreshing. Wilson looks like a true Elite 11 QB.

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