Utah running back Joe Williams ran 29 times for 332 yards, surpassing the old school record of 254 set by Mike Anderson against Fresno State in 1999 as Utah outlasted UCLA 52-45 in a high scoring shootout. Here are my instant observations following Utah's win.
This week's schedule gets underway tonight as BYU travels north to take on Boise State. The rest of the week's games take place on Saturday, with No. 19 Utah facing UCLA in the Rose Bowl, Utah State hosting Fresno State, No. 1 Alabama playing against No. 6 Texas A&M, and No. 20 Western Michigan playing Eastern Michigan.
At 23 years old, Joe Williams had given up his hopes of playing football at the collegiate level and was planning on the next phase of his life once he graduated from the University of Utah in the fall with a degree in sociology.