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Published: Saturday, Aug. 30 2014 8:10 p.m. MDT

Updated: Saturday, Aug. 30 2014 8:10 p.m. MDT

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mufasta
American Fork, UT

Good Luck Utes on the game this week. I hope we continue to develop the offense so it is there when we need it against the PAC12 opponents.

worf
Mcallen, TX

The utes might have a bowl game this year:

* UCLA had only one offensive touchdown against Virginia.
* Washington struggling with Hawaii.

The PAC 11 is highly overrated.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

See what pac 12 USC did to the #1 WAC Fresno team today?

USC 52
Fresno 13

Last year the Pac 12 went 14-1 against the WAC. That's all we need to know for this game.

Utah 37
Fresno 17

Cant wait til the P5 start ONLY playing P5 teams.

We will start 3-0 and have a 7-5 or 8-4 season if we can stay healthy. Loved the energy I saw on Thursday. Fresno will be a slightly more challenging team - but its still a bad WAC team.

Lifelong Republican
Orem, UT

Sorry guys, it is going to be a long year.

Fresno 24 Utah 17

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

worf,

Virginia is an amazing team - they're better than your team - just ask the scoreboard

Utah will go bowling, will beat fresno like the wac team they are, and will beat your team whenever we play next.

Go UTES
Go Pac 12

Cali blue
Coalinga, CA

Good luck.

Vegasbob
North Las Vegas, NV

@ CB

To paraphrase a former famous politician:

You are no USC.

Keep looking ahead Chris. Beat Fresno State and Michigan in the Big House. Keep dreaming.

CougOrUte..Naah
Nibley, UT

Actually a better comparison would be the Colorado State vs Colorado game. As far as talent level Utah=Colorado / Fresno State=Colorado State. Fresno State comes to Utah and wins 34-24. I don't believe Utah is quite on USC's level yet. The Utes did do well against the Bengals though.

TroyTown
Anaheim, CA

It's interesting how christina refers to non-P5s as WAC teams; must have something to do with reliving Utah nightmares from when the Utes were regularly man handled by fellow conference mates.

Unfortunately for her, not much has changed. Utah is still regularly man handled by fellow conference mates.

As Vegasbob said:

U are no USC.

ekute
Layton, UT

We'll see.
But right now I can see Utah starting out 4-0, 3-1 at worst.

After watching Virginia vs UCLA yesterday.
I see byu starting out 1-3, 2-2 at best.
byu, you're no UCLA.

East Coast Ute
Storrs, CT

Hard to tell from the game yesterday whether Fresno should be a cakewalk or SC should be a nightmare, or maybe somewhere in-between. Saturday should answer some questions.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Fresno runs a lot of read option. I think Utah will be more than ready.

Jumbojimbo
Cheyenne, WY

Better be careful Chris B. I would hold off mocking all the so called WAC teams until after the Fresno game. It would be extremely embarrassing to you if Utah loses. No comment you say this year will matter. Good luck.

clehman
Sandy, UT

Thank you for the article once again, Dirk. The Trib seems to give its writers the weekend off after games.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

One down (or up as it was a win), next up Fresno State (a definite step up from week 1), then Michigan (ratchet up another big step). Great Non-conference schedule! And as some have said we are no USC; conversely, they are no Utah!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

So predictable.

One game into the season and Worf says, "PAC-11 (can't bring himself to say it) is highly over rated. Ten wins - two losses. (One loss a three point victory by a B1G 10 opponent.)
Close games - some were and correctly unexpectedly close. However, judging by how many Utah players played and how vanilla their defense and offensive play calling was close games might be more likely. (Not every team feels like they have to play their starters running their play fast; play hard offense with less than 5 minutes to go when they have a 28 to 10 lead.)

Second no surprise: On another post a BYU fan said how interesting it would be to see them be the only undefeated team and how the selection committee would make their choices for the 4 team championship play-off.

And we have this to look forward to for the next 3 months.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Fresno used 2 QBs at USC, which means they have no QB this year. Here's the stats from the USC game:

Burrell: 11/19 92 YDS 0 TD 1 INT 54.4 RATING
Connette: 7/17 68 YDS 0 TD 3 INT 9.1 RATING
Team: 18/36 160 YDS 0 TD 4 INT

Utah should win this game by 3+ TDs, that is if our defense has figured out how to stop the run by next week. They were horrible against Idaho State and Fresno gained 157 yards rushing against USC.

Go UTES!

PacUtes
Salt Lake, UT

All predictions...are just that...predictions.
I am a Utah fan, obviously. I don't predict other than the bowl game at
the end of the season.
Let the Utes get to 2-0 next week, then we will discuss whether 2-1 or 3-0
after that.
Meanwhile, PAC-12 is still much better than waiting (praying) for the
Big-12 to call, isn't it?

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

CougOrUte..Naah
Nibley, UT

Actually a better comparison would be the Colorado State vs Colorado game. As far as talent level Utah=Colorado / Fresno State=Colorado State. Fresno State comes to Utah and wins 34-24. I don't believe Utah is quite on USC's level yet. The Utes did do well against the Bengals though.

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As far as talent Utah is not equal Colorado. Well not according to Scouts and the NFL. Colorado talent is equal to BYU, Utah's talent is more on the Arizona level according to those two sources.

Fresno State is replacing an NFL QB with a Junior who has less than 200 yards passing. Who beat out their more experienced Senior QB and both were used interchangeably in the USC game. Having two QBs in the rotation is not good for any offense.

Unless the Fresno QBs make a drastic change in one week I don't see them putting up 34 on Utah's defense with a one dimensional offense. Utah's run defense has something to prove, and if previous years are any indication they should be much improved in stopping the run game on Saturday.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@christina

utah is not usc. lol

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