SALT LAKE CITY — It's that time of year again when we gather together as family, enjoy a glorious meal and give thanks.
We mostly give thanks that we aren't 6-5 while rationalizing mediocrity. We give thanks that we aren't BYU fans.
This year's game will most likely not disappoint. I say "most likely" because who knows with the way Utah's 9-2 season and BYU's 6-5 seasons have played out so far.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah did exactly what was expected with its 59-6 home victory over Colorado State last week.
The Utes tallied 648 total yards offensively and held Colorado State to 213 total yards.
One word sums up the win: domination.
What has been the story so far of the 2010 season for the University of Utah? Are the Utes ready for the last five games of the season that has been lurking on the schedule? Well let me tell you...
The Utes have simply out played every opponent so far this season. Save the first game of the season against Pitt, the Utes have looked like a top 25 team in all aspects of the game. However, Utah fans have gotten accustomed to seeing Coach Whit after every game thinking of something that the Utes need to improve on. This is part of his job description. Part of being a head coach is having a "never satisfied' mentality. But, he's right. Each and every game, there has always been something that leaves coaches and fans alike thinking, "we got to get that cleaned up," whether it's the offense, defense, or special teams. The Utes have yet to play a "complete" game this season. The "complete" game is the game that Coach Whit always preaches to his players. The "complete" game could be defined as a game where the offense is able to move the ball efficiently with zero turnovers. The defense has 6 explosive plays (sacks/interceptions). Special teams are able to produce big changes in field position with no penalties and the team overall plays with passion and emotion. The Utes are 6-0 so far this season, and have yet to play a "complete" game.
Offensively, the Utes have been improving each and every week. Jordan Wynn had a minor setback missing a couple games because of injury, but since has bounced back. He has also proven himself a leader on and off the field. Ute fans can also rest easy knowing that the right guy is behind Center. The games that Wynn missed, Terrance Cain proved that we he was more than able to be the starting Quarterback; however, Wynn is the guy for the job. The two-headed monster that is Eddie Wide and Matt Asiata has been producing as expected while sharing carries. JB (Jereme Brooks), D-Chris (Devonte Christopher), and Shaky Smithson have had their moments producing from the Wide Receiver position. The starting offensive line hasn't allowed a sack so far this season, which is a fantastic achievement for the offensive line. Very few teams in the nation could claim that stat. The big surprise from the offense this season is Reggie Dunn. This out-of-nowhere speedster has obviously been more a part of the offensive game plan each and every week. Dunn brings an explosive/big play potential that the Utes really have never had in the Coach Whit Era.
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