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Published: Monday, Sept. 30 2013 10:30 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah WILL win by 3 and WILL win the Pac 12 south.

Utah WILL go 8-4, just like I've said since day 1.

Utah 27
UCLA 24

Mark it Down

Go Utes

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

It all comes down to recruiting.

Why have we dominated byu and usu over the last decade?

We on average have had better recruiting classes(yes, higher average stars). This typically produces better teams. Coaching is another big element, which I'm more than happy with in Whitthigham.

Why have we struggled in the Pac 12.

Again - recruiting.

As improved as our recruiting has been in recent years, we still have a below average recruiting in the Pac 12.

But each year since our Pac 12 invitation, our recruiting has improved, and it will continue to do so until we're getting average recruits with most of the Pac 12(no, I didn't say with USC, UCLA, and Oregon)

Go Utes!

Pac 12 Proud!

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

wow, playing at res is about as scary as a box of kittens.

its ok utes, every power conference has its basement dwellers. you know, those "sort of" members that fill a slot for in conference games that are a step above a bye week.

ute seniors 1-1 vs USU and lucky to have that.

I hope UCLA isn't looking past the utes this thursday, 2 weeks ago whhile talking to the fans, they could have cared less about this game.

I look to UCLA to roll in this one.

RSLfanalways
West Valley, UT

What I think is funny that even though Ute's have a 18-4 against BYU and USU, that just shows how bad the state of Utah is at football. The last two seasons have not been good for the Ute's. The football programs in this state will never be great, good coaches will always use the state of Utah as a good way to move onto better programs. Urban Myer, Gary Anderson were able to do great things with average players but that does not last. The coaches that we currently have are all just average and that is how all programs in this state will be, is just average. USC has shown that you can have high ranked recruites and players but with an average coach you will just be an average team.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

An error here. Utah beat Washington State 49-6 at home not 38-28. The road win was a close contest @ WSU, and that score is listed correctly, as are all others in this chart.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

I hope you right Chris B. but I can't mark it down when your right 1/4 of the time dude.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

@IfelOfasofa
The d news did not include the record of the Utes record at their "home away from home", Lavel Edwards Stadium. If they did you would see they are 4-2 at LES the last 10 years.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

Granted, the Utes let a good opportunity slip away against OSU this year and I cannot really explain Colorado 2011. The fact remains the U is still acclamating to the Pac 12. The improvement is happening and it will continue to happen.
Utah will surprise some teams this year and have a good opportunity at home this week. It is pretty easy to see the upward trajectory of the U. Utah has already proved to be a pretty good this year (young but athletic db's aside). So all the U detractors, honestly have to ask themselves, won't Utah be better in 2014 and 2015? If that is the case the wins will come.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Yeah, Colorado was really intimidated by RES.

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