Utah football: Utes will have their hands full with Pitt running back Ray Graham

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  • Mike Johnson Stafford, VA
    Oct. 15, 2011 3:17 p.m.

    Great win, Utes.


    The number one rusher in the nation held to what 50 yards? I think White had 3 times as many yards as Graham did and more yards than the entire Pitt offense.

    Utes win the turnover battle, 3-0.

    But, Pittsburgh gets a 98 yard kickoff return for a TD, followed a minute later by a blocked punt returned for a touchdown.

    The defense played very well.

    Hays didn't make any serious mistakes. Played pretty well, actually. And White broke his yardage record set three weeks ago in Provo.

    Offensive line played very well on running plays, not so well on pass plays, particularly with a lot of procedure calls against them. The defensive line controlled the game from start to finish and it was nice to see the big lineman pull in the interception and lumber it back for a TD.

    I must say, usually you want the offense to have the ball with a one score lead down the stretch, but with the way the defense was playing, I was glad it was in their hands to effectively close out the game.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 14, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    They said the same thing about Pitt's RB last year, and the Utes handled him pretty well.

    If the Utes can establish a decent running game and can take care of the ball, I see the Utes pulling this one out. If not, a thirtysomething to fourteen game is not out of the question...again.

    Utah 23
    Pitt 17

    GO Utes!

  • spotus orlock Pleasant Grove, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 2:32 p.m.


    Their D may not be good enough to force 6 turnovers, but the bigger question is...............wait for it, IS the Ute offense good enough to keep themselves from giving away 6 turnovers a la UW and ASU.

    We shall see. Good luck to the Utes. This Coug fan thinks it is a great year for Ags, Utes and Cougs to be back in bowl games in the same year!

  • davidutefan Evanston, WY
    Oct. 14, 2011 9:30 a.m.

    Didn't take long for the trolls to show up on this one. Yes He's a phenomenal back on a mediocre, one dimensional team. The pass is what's given Utah the most trouble this year and, goodDr, their d isn't good enough to force 6 turnovers. Utah 31-Pitt 17.

  • goodDr. sandy, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    Superior athletes, more speed, big BCS conference member. This one is easy to predict.

    Utah 6
    Pitt 1

    (Of course, this is the # of turnovers each team will have.)

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 7:37 a.m.

    Goooo Pitt!