Utah Utes football: Ute defense fuels fast start but can't hang on against USC

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  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 10:41 a.m.


    Interesting thoughts. "They had the game handed to them.." Nanded as in two great defensive plays. One - ripping the ball from the QB and the second "Star" singlely manhandling a potential all-american center causing and recovering a funble.

    USC's skilled positions were incredible. A Heisman candidate and potential number 1 draft pick QB. Two potential all-American wide receivers. Former Penn-State standout runner. etc. At one point in the game I thought USC probably has less than 10 players on their team that was rated less than 4 stars coming out of high school. And going into the 4th quarter Utat trailed by 3 points. Yes, coaching probably did contribute to that.

    There may have been a reason USC was rated number 1 in the country until the Stanford loss. Time will tell where they will end up at the end of the season, but the team (USC) that played at RES stadium that night was a great college team.

  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    Oct. 5, 2012 5:44 a.m.

    Sorenson is going easy on the Utes. They had the game handed to them, and couldn't take it. Also, no mention about Whit complaining about the reffs at halftime, and losing his head over it. When your head coach says at halftime that one of his biggest concerns is the reffing, it is not hard to see why the Utes only got two first downs in the second half while the game was still on the line.

    I think much of this loss really has to go on the coaching staff. You get a quick 2TD lead in a home game. The opposing team misses two FG's after penalties push them back. And you are still behind by 17 with a minute to go. Good coaching would have come up with a way to win that game in the 3rd quarter.