The Utah Utes travel to No. 8/9 UCLA Saturday looking to rebound from their loss to Washington State last week. Here's a recap of everything leading up to kickoff Saturday that you may have missed:
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson is well-aware of the problem. The Utes have now gone five quarters without a touchdown pass, including the last four in Saturdays 28-27 loss to Washington State in the Pac-12 opener.
Over the past decade, the Utes have had a propensity for building second-half double-digit leads and letting opponents back in the game — either to win or make the Utes hold on for dear life.
The Utes look to rebound from a 28-27 loss to Washington State when they travel to No. 8/9 UCLA on Saturday. Deseret News beat writer Dirk Facer answers questions about Utah's offense, including Devontae Booker. He also talks about Tevin Carter's injury status and more.
After a subpar performance in Saturdays 28-27 loss to Washington State, the Utah Utes are busy trying to get their pass offense back on target before heading to the Rose Bowl this weekend to face No. 8 UCLA.
In episode No. 2 of the Deseret News Sports Report Podcast, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd discuss a plethora of topics, including the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars football teams, as Utah looks to rebound from a tough loss to Washington State last week and BYU looks to stay perfect against Utah State.
Utah running back Devontae Booker has pulled away from the pack. After rushing for a career-high 178 yards in last weeks loss to Washington State, the junior has ascended to the top of the depth chart for the Utes.
As wide receiver Kenneth Scott walked off the field following Utahs 28-27 loss to Washington State last Saturday, he noted that the defense held its ground and that the Utes offense needed to come back and do better.
On Wednesday, Scott offered a positive update.
We fixed our mistakes and are making sure were polished up to go into UCLA and do our thing, Scott said. It was just a minor thing. If you put us out there on any other day those mistakes wouldnt be there.
As disappointing as last weeks 28-27 loss to Washington State was for the Utah Utes, theres been little time to dwell on it. The assembly line that is Pac-12 football simply doesnt allow for it.
The Deseret News caught up with Ryan Kartje, UCLA beat writer for the Orange County Register, to get the inside scoop on the Bruins in preparation for their game Saturday night against Utah.