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Utah Utes defensive back Dominique Hatfield lights the "U" as the University of Utah defeats Cal 30-24 in PAC12 NCAA football Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015,in Salt Lake City Utah. <img style="height:1px; width:1px;" src="http://beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif?cid=328006&pid=7" data-storyId="182733" data-publisherId="7" />

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We've reached the midseason point of the college football season and Utah has put together a great start. No. 4 Utah remains undefeated at 5-0 and 2-0 in the Pac-12, while BYU is 4-2, Utah State (3-2, 2-0) is tied for the lead in the Mountain West's Mountain division and SUU (3-2, 2-0) is tied for the Big Sky Conference lead and Weber State (3-3, 2-1) is just a game back of the Thunderbirds.

In this week's edition, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd discuss the DeseretNews.com's midseason awards given Tuesday, including the state's MVP at this point in the season, as well as top offensive player, top defensive player, top coach, top player and more.

The two also argue how Kyle Whittingham to USC rumors are more of a sign of respect to Whittingham's coaching performance rather than necessarily believing he is a fit for the now vacant job.

This and much, much more in this week's edition of the Deseret News Sports Podcast!

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