Utah football: Utes gearing up to visit USC Trojans on Saturday


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  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    It's already been said but Utah can't turn the ball over in this game and win. That's why I think Shulttz and a conservative offensive game plan can keep Utah in this game because USC has injuries and doesn't look real formidable on offense. Let Utah's defense win this one...I'm afraid if Wilson hasn't fully recovered it could lead to more TOs and that doesn't bode well. If I it's a defensive battle with few mistakes and TOs than Utah wins...if it turns into a TO fest and big plays then USC wins. Good luck Utes.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 10:03 a.m.


    It has been reported that wilson's injury originally occured in the BYU game and it has affected him ever since. Now I take no joy in seeing anyone get injured but BYU does get to qb's and knock them around it seems. We can name several of them over the last few years. It appears you are wrong.

    I think utah has a chance in this game but of course christina's over the top proclamations are as deluded as ever.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Oct. 24, 2013 11:11 p.m.

    The cool thing about the PAC 12 is that most every game is a big game. The conference is 30-6 in non conference games, Utah vs USC sounds more exciting then Utah vs New Mexico

    GO UTES!

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 9:17 p.m.

    @ Steven S Jarvis

    Wilson got banged up during the Stanford game. The BYU game had zero impact on his health.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 24, 2013 9:07 p.m.

    Steven S Jarvis
    Orem, UT

    @go red

    Playing BYU often results in having to play the second string QB because the Cougar defense get to the first one too often. I think that is what happened to the Ute's Travis Wilson. His finger got banged up playing the Cougars and he has been a different QB ever since. Its a factor in all Wilson's interceptions.


    Why must BYU fans take credit for everything that happens to Utah besides beating us on the field?

    Apparently BYU's defense is so good that it caused Wilson to 3 interceptions the week before playing them. Wilson's interceptions per game:

    Utah State 0
    Oregon State 3
    @BYU 0
    ULCA 6
    Stanford 0
    @Arizona 2

    As far as USC, again it comes down to turnovers. If Utah wins the turnover margin we have a great chance to win: Utah 28 USC 26

    Oct. 24, 2013 8:08 p.m.

    Will be interesting to see which Ute team shows up for this game. The team that took the field in Tucson last week won't have much of a chance for a win. The team that showed up for UCLA and Stanford has a realistic shot.

  • Samurai Jake Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 5:16 p.m.

    The Utes will play with a huge chip on their shoulder in this one. Plus, who doesn't enjoy playing in the Coliseum for a conference showdown?

    Go Utes!

  • CougarSunDevil Phoenix, AZ
    Oct. 24, 2013 3:08 p.m.

    Chris B

    Utah arrogance is unshakable. Living vicariously on the success of the top of the conference has kept Utah, Colorado, Washington St., etc. fans off window ledges for the past three years.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    @go red

    Playing BYU often results in having to play the second string QB because the Cougar defense get to the first one too often. I think that is what happened to the Ute's Travis Wilson. His finger got banged up playing the Cougars and he has been a different QB ever since. Its a factor in all Wilson's interceptions. If he can't grip the football, he can't throw effectively. Wilson still is the QB that the Utes believe give them the best shot at taking down USC.

    Good luck to the Utes. USC is a legit defense and hard for anyone save Arizona State to score on. Get that win and closer to bowl eligibility.

    Oct. 24, 2013 11:16 a.m.

    Another Ute article that brings out the pro-BYU, Ute-haters. You guys should be worried about your own game. Even with a backup quarterback, Boise State will still present a challenge.

    Although I will say this, your team has been fortunate to keep playing teams who don't have their regular quarterbacks.

  • Scores Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 24, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    Utah's record in pac 12 since joining the conference is: 8-14 .363
    Doesn't bode well for the utes this week. USC defense is # 1 in the pac. Utah's defense is good, but not as good as USC's. I look for a fairly close game, but usc comes out on top.
    Go ahead and mark it down if you want.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Oct. 24, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    A pivotal game for both teams. Utah needs to avoid turn overs, the pick 6 last week was very costly. Why do people use the term "mark it down" on these threads? Why in the world would anyone bother? What a silly, silly statement.

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Oct. 24, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    It will likely be a low scoring game. Probably will come down to a field goal. Utes will win if their kicker is back to normal again.

    If USC wins I certainly won't lose any sleep over it.

  • Jordan Lynchburg, VA
    Oct. 24, 2013 9:18 a.m.

    Excited for this game! Go Utes!

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    Oct. 24, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    Oh. You poor Ute fans. This one isn't going to look pretty.

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 24, 2013 8:30 a.m.

    I think that the utes have a really good shot (especially if Wilson plays), but I think it will be almost all D
    Utah 13 USC 10

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 8:10 a.m.


    USC also has a terrible offense and Utah's defense is quite good.

    And USC also has had several injuries to starters in the last 2 weeks, including again to Marquis Lee. That is a big help to Utah this week.

    I think King Phillips kicks it for the win.

    Utah 27
    USC 24

    And yes, you can mark that down.

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 6:57 a.m.

    We will win usc by 33 because we are the best team in the state and we won weber and stanford.

    Utes 49
    Usc 7

    Go write it down!

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Oct. 24, 2013 6:15 a.m.

    Here's one Cougar fan that hopes the Utes will pull out and upset over the Trojans! I know some of my fellow Cougar fans may think I'm crazy for rooting for the Utes but I honestly don't mind. I'm not a Ute hater. They're a great team and I love Coach Whit too. I just don't like it when we loose to them, or the Aggies for that matter. After that, I root hard for all 3 teams to be wildly successful the rest of their schedules.

    Go Cougars! Go Utes! Go Aggies!

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    Oct. 24, 2013 12:23 a.m.

    The change under Orgeron has been a change in attitude. He's brought the intangibles and swagger that they were missing under Kiffin. It's gonna be a tough game for the Utes.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2013 11:32 p.m.

    USC is #1 defense in the pac and utah struggles on offense. Not a good combination. Go USC.
    Mark this down - USC 34-utes 17