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VIDEO: ASU recap, USC preview

By Robert Jackson  |  Posted Oct 20th, 2015 @ 4:46pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — Every Tuesday on KSL.com we post the Crimson Corner, a webisode about all things Utah football.

Six games, six wins. The Utes are bowl eligible for the second year in a row with last Saturday's 34-18 win over Arizona State. Even the rain and some big mistakes on special teams couldn't keep the Utes from going 6-0.

This week on the show we'll revisit the Utes win over the Sun Devils, preview Utah's upcoming matchup with USC and take a look back at the Utes epic win last season over the Trojans in our Ute Legends segment.

Utah's defense keeps ASU out of the end zone in 34-18 win

Utah quarterback Travis Wilson countered Arizona State's aggressive defense with 297 passing yards and two touchdowns, while Devontae Booker finished with 118 yards and two scores on the ground.

Utah's defense kept ASU out of the end zone, with the Sun Devils' lone touchdown coming on a kickoff return.

Online Poll

Who was the MVP of the Utes win over ASU?
1. Devontae Booker
2. Kenneth Scott
3. Travis Wilson
4. Gionni Paul
5. Tevin Carter
6. Jared Norris
7. Tom Hackett
8. Other (list in comment board)
Who was the MVP of the Utes win over ASU?
1. Devontae Booker
2. Kenneth Scott
3. Travis Wilson
4. Gionni Paul
5. Tevin Carter
6. Jared Norris
7. Tom Hackett
8. Other (list in comment board)

Film breakdown of how Utes were able to get running game going

Each week Hans Olsen and former Ute Christian Cox from 1280 the Zone join us on SportsBeat Sunday to break down the X's and O's of each Ute game. This week the guys break down how the Utes were finally able to open up some running lanes against an aggressive Sun Devil defense.

Utes continue to climb in the polls

With the win, the Utes continue their climb in the polls, landing at No. 3 in the AP Top 25. The Utes received 16 first place votes, second only to No. 1 Ohio State. They remain seventh in the Coaches Poll.

No. 3 Utah (6-0) at USC (3-3) Saturday 4:30 PT FOX

The Utes now turn their attention to the USC Trojans. According to odds makers the Utes are three point underdogs to the unranked Trojans.

USC has lost two straight, though they did play better in the cold at South Bend against Notre Dame last Saturday.

Despite all USC has been through this season, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham knows his team is facing a dangerous opponent.

Pac-12 Recap

While Utah is in control of the Pac-12 South, the favorite in the North looks to be Stanford. The Cardinal made another statement against UCLA, crushing the Bruins 56-35.

Oregon is a much different team with a healthy Vernon Adams Jr. at quarterback. He passed for 272 yards and two touchdowns and the Ducks withstood a late rally by Washington to win 26-20.

Colorado almost got that elusive conference victory, but once again came up short. Arizona running back Jared Baker was just too much, finishing with 207 yards and three touchdowns. The Buffaloes lead 24-17 entering the fourth quarter, but Arizona rattled off three straight scores to win 38-31.

Gary Andersen and Oregon State traveled to Pullman to take on Washington State. Cougars quarterback Luke Falk threw for 407 yards and six touchdowns in a 52-31 win.

USC opened up the playbook under interim head coach Clay Helton, piling up 590 yards of total offense. But it wasn't enough as the Trojans fell to Notre Dame 41-31.

Ute Legends: 24-21 Utah win over USC in 2014

We leave you this week with an instant classic in our Ute Legends segment — Utah's come from behind win over USC last season. The win was a big step forward in the Utes rise in the Pac-12, as well as giving them a season sweep over the LA schools.


If you'd like to see a former Ute legend featured on the Crimson Corner, you can send us an email HERE or hit us up on Twitter, @JJSportsBeat and @RoJackKSL.

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