Saturday, September 06, 2008

Utes 42; Rebels 21

Utah avenges last year's shutout
The Utes start out slowly, and then roll... and roll...

From the Salt Lake Tribune:
Payback accomplished.
Erupting for three touchdowns in the third quarter, No. 22 Utah routed UNLV 42-21 at Rice-Ecccles stadium, avenging a shutout loss last season Ute Coach Kyle Whittingham called the worst loss of his four-year tenure.
Before a crowd of 45,587 - the third-largest in school history - the Utes scored 28 unaswered points in the second half to erase what had been a 14-14 deadlock at the half.
Utah senior quarterback Brian Johnson led the Utes by throwing for three touchdowns and running for another. Freddie Brown caught two of those scoring tosses and running back Matt Asiata ran for a TD and threw for another as Utah improved to 2-0 overall, and got a leg up in the Mountain West race by winning their conference opener.
Read the rest of the "hot off the press" SLTrib story here.

The most obvious difference between last year's and this year's Ute teams we think (aside from a healthier team overall): The offense is sticking with their blocks longer; and the defense is wrapping up on the ball-carriers, rather than arm-tackling. This team actually looks like it likes to play football. Special teams weren't half-bad either. And this time, Louie Sakoda didn't have to win the game with his toe.

And what say our fellow Utah grads & fans about all this?

What say you, Jason W?

11 comments:

Curmudgeon said...

There is no joy in Mudville tonight. Raptors lost first game of the playoffs to Provo-lite [aka Orem Owlz] 5-1.

Bill C. said...

But Curm, Weber State just took a 17 to 7 lead into the locker room at halftime.

go utes said...

Way to go UTES

Anonymous said...

Jason W. is now a Weber State boy. Sorry rudi. geiger geiger geiger

Curmudgeon said...

Bill:

Mudville is a baseball town. Just ask Casey....

Miss Moses said...

After God created man she realized she had made him too interesting and intelligent so she decided she had to dumb him down and make him more boring so she created football, baseball and all other organized sports.

Curmudgeon said...

Miss M:

While your observation may be true of football, baseball is God's game. Everyone knows this. After all, the goal of every batter is simply to come home....

Bill C. said...

Curm, I'm quite familiar with the mighty casey. But this ain't mudville, and who cares about those stinking future dodgers? That game would have been hell to sit thru, dodgers and a team from utah county. Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!

Curmudgeon said...

Bill:

I hope you noticed that against all odds and logic, and despite doing their damndest to give the game away with errors, the Raptors prevailed at Orem yesterday in a ten inning marathon. Rubber game tonight.

Jason W. said...

Weber State, Weber State, great, great, great! What, me? Geigers, onions, THE GONDOLA and Harrison High? Huh? Farmington? The problem with this year's Utes -- well, a disease that stretches back to 2005 -- is the head Zoobie in charge, Kyle Whittingham. Utah looked like the LDS Business College Fighting Nephites in the first half, due to horrendous play calling by BYU assclown Whittingham and his toady, Andy Ludwig. Johnson and co. then blew them out in the third because they are more talented and physically superior. But BYU boy still plays not to lose in the fourth and clutches leads close to his chest like Lying Little Matty Gondola Godfrey holds sacred the scarf Wayne Peterson, leader of his own famed Squirrel Patrol, bought him in Switzerland.

THE SKI IS BEAUTIFUL BLUE

Brooklyn Dodger Fan said...

Error prone Raptors lost playoffs to Orem today, 9-7. Season over.

All decent god-fearing Ogden people can hope now is that those Raptors with iron hands who like making errors so much will rise to the Los Angeles National League Baseball Organization team and continue their error prone ways there.

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