Utah Utes football report card: Utes D keeps it close

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  • chicagoborn WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Sept. 11, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    @idaho cougar fan
    So by your logic, Washington State is a better team than Wisconsin because they beat UNLV by 52 with a backup quarterback while Wisconsin only beat UNLV by 34. And I'm not sure what grades have to do with fans expectations.

  • idaho cougar fan Twin Falls, ID
    Sept. 10, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    Who does the grading for this article? Utah loses by 9 to USC, who beat Minn. by 2, who lost to NMSU by 7. And they get mostly B's and 1 C grade. On the other hand BYU loses by 1 to UT, who beat Rice by 26, who beat Purdue by 2. BYU's grades are C's and D's. Shows the low expectations Utah fans have and the high expectations BYU has. Can't wait to see if either offense scores an offensive touchdown next week. BYU wins 3-0.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 11:06 p.m.

    We all knew that the defense would have to step up for a few weeks. I expect Wynn to continue his improvement. I expect Heaps to throw a few picks and another Utah victory.

  • whoisthisguy salt Lake City, uT
    Sept. 10, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    Wow i'm am in awe of how much positive talk Wynn is getting after this game. What a poor performance, sure his stats read no interceptions and around 250 yards passing but this is 100% attributed to great wide receiver play. How many times do they have to bail out Wynn on a terrible pass? I have never seen such a weak arm and to say that he put some zip on the ball on some mid range passes is laughable. Sure Chows trying to put a little confidence in the kid by comparing him to Ty Detmer, but he's going to need a lot more than confidence to succeed. His side arm wounded ducks look like a little leaguer scared of the rush and just flinging it out there. Whoever is the "eye for talent" on the recruiting end of things for utah's quarterbacks needs some help, we're in trouble in the pac 12 if we continue to recruit quarterbacks to the liking of Wynn. Good luck the rest of the season, good work receivers, white, offensive line and the defense, I don't think there is much hope for Wynn.

    Sept. 10, 2011 10:39 p.m.

    I would grade the offense at least a B-. I think I only saw a receiver drop a ball once. The pass protection was much improved upon since last week and against a more talented front seven as well (understatement of the century). Jordan is coming along in his throwing and showed good decision-making. The Utes outplayed, outcoached and outclassed the Trojans, but the talent pool is just a step behind at the moment. That is only to improve in coming years, though.