Opponent preview: Utah Utes

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  2. Jiko

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    Erik, thanks for the thorough recap.

    I’m excited to see the continued development of the offense and Slovis in particular.
     
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    How would you rather prepare for a tough game? Would you rather play 2 D2 teams at home and another team who you have beaten 16 years in a row (and basically in your backyard), or would you rather play two bowl teams and a potentially trap game on the road? Just saying....
     
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    USC has definitely had the tougher road thus far. Utah starters haven’t been tested much. On one hand, they’re rested. On the other, are they ready for a sharp uptick in talent from Idaho State to USC?
     
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    Would you rather be 3-0 or 2-1? Would you rather have beaten BYU by 18 or lost by 3? Would you rather have Kyle Whittingham or Clay Helton as HC?
     
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    USC doesn’t rank inside the top five in the conference in total offense, rushing offense, passing efficiency, or scoring offense.

    So ...vs Stanford and Fresno State as opposed to vs Northern Illinois and Idaho State. I would certainly expect Utah was ahead of us in these stats
     
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    Pac-12 ranks:

    Utah is 7th in total offense, 3rd in rushing offense, 2nd in passing efficiency, and 8th in scoring offense.
     
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    Time to step up or Clay is out
     
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    UTES.jpg
    Clancy Pendergast should be worried about these 2 Ute's
    Zack Moss
    Tyler Huntley
     
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    LOL, classic

     
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    #89 Cole Fotheringham (6-4, 252)

    "Pardon me, my good man, would you happen to have some Grey Poupon?"
     
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    That sounds good for us then ...considering their competition so far?
     
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    I hope our offensive line has figured out how to control the middle after a disastrous effort against BYU's 330-lb. nose tackle. Now we get Utah's two All-Pac 12 330 lb DTs. If our 3 interior linemen can't help each other out and communicate, Slovis will be running for his life or have somebody in his face (with more tipped balls) for a lot of the game.
     
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    Is Al Michaels available this Friday?....DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!!!!
     
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    The wider splits will make it difficult to control their two DTs. I’m hoping that if we start feeling too much pressure, they role Slovis to either side at least long enough for him to get rid of the ball.
     
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    Utah is always a team that gets talked up until they play someone. Then they are heard of no more. I don't doubt they are good enough to win but they have that deer in the headlights look on the road in past years. If the game were in Utah, we get pasted but I like our chances at home.
     
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    Wow.. Great Scene. This is art!!.. Marisa Tomei, Herman Monster ( Fred Gwynn), Joe Pesci and In the background The Karate Kid (Ralph Macchio)
     
  19. ErikMcKinney

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    Their starters haven’t had to play much the last two games. Zack Moss went over 100 yards on 10 carries in the first half last week and then didn’t play in the second.
     
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    oh...so you are saying the stats are misleading and they were holding everything back waiting to spring it on us tonight? Got it. :)

    Might be disappointed, but I'll take my chances...and the points.
     

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