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Published: Saturday, April 19 2014 4:45 p.m. MDT

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I can appreciate that they don't want to risk injury, but a lot of these spring games seem pointless. They practice punting by having only one guy on the punt return team who always calls for a fair catch. With nobody rushing its amazing how infrequently you see blocked punts. Meanwhile, you never see a kick-off run back for a touchdown since they just put the ball on 35 yard line while special teams guzzle their Gatorade on the sidelines. When they finally bring out the offense, the defensive plays are so limited you really don't know if the quarterbacks are really all that sharp or not. Its the same blitz play every down. If only the PAC-12 were this predictable.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

So no injuries? Awesome! And not bad in the attendance part either. Despite knowing full well this game was going to be vanilla, twice as many fans showed up for this game than the next highest attended Spring game in the state.

Go Utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

As usual, Utah fans outnumbered byu fans in the spring game.

Maybe that's because one team has an incredible season to look forward to, and another team's second best game against a power conference team is against Cal, the worst team in the Pac 12.

Meanwhile, I've got games against Michigan, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, and rival Colorado to look forward to!

Go UTES!

Cant wait for the fall

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Naval Vet

The Pac-12 is a great journey and the Ute program is total class top to bottom. Of course it's the highest attended spring game in the state. It would be interesting to know how our attendance stacked up against the other programs in our elite conference. It's great to see this kind of support for our Utes and the alumni who come in from all over the country to be here.

Thanks for the coverage, DN.

Go Utes!!!

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Wow,
attendance smack for a spring game!!! Did the MUSS also get to practice rushing the field? How many times did the huge turnout rush the field after the game? Good to hear nobody got hurt and the game was a success! Good luck this season!!!

Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!

Rivalry Rumble in the Rockies
Salt Lake, UT

@Reno - We don't want your wishes of good luck. Go focus on your own team. Leave us to ours.

uteBusters
Park City, UT

CB

Word is the pillow fight in the Rockies rivalry has gotten so boring that they're moving it to KUED.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Seriously? Spring game smack? BYU doesn't have a blue white game anymore btw. Bronco got rid of it...one of a few things he's done that bugs me. But ute fans are going to smack about their spring game attendance? Wow...you're on your way to PAC12 glory now...U got 15000 fans to watch a glorified practice...yay!

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Chris B,
How long is the waiting list to buy season tickets to all your super neat PAC12 games in that smallish RES stadium? Did I miss the article where Dr. Hill announced the expansion plans for the smallest stadium in the mighty PAC12? Is Utah waiting for another Winter Olympics to pickup the check like the last time? So many questions so little time before the new season!!!

Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!

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