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Utah football: Saturday's homecoming game not just for Utes

Utah football: Saturday's homecoming game not just for Utes

By Andrew Devey, Contributor | Posted - Sep. 27, 2011 at 8:34 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY - The Utes took a little extra time during their bye week to soak in their victory over BYU and prepare for their homecoming game vs. the Washington Huskies Saturday.

The Huskies will be looking to avoid another slow start that has hampered them in the team's first few games. [ John Berkowitz of ](< >) touches on Washington's habit to let teams get ahead early. If the Utes can put up points early, the Huskies could be in trouble.

It'll be homecoming for one Husky this week as senior middle linebacker and captain Cort Dennison, who prepped at Judge Memorial and grew up minutes away from the University of Utah campus, will lead Washington into Salt Lake City for the first time ever. Seattle Times reporter Bob Condotta talked to Dennison about his thoughts and feelings returning to face the Utes.

Dennison wasn't recruited heavily by the Utes, but neither was Utah senior linebacker and captain Matt Martinez, and that didn't keep him from perusing his dream of playing for the Utes.

Stephanie Pelton of writes about Martinez's undying faithfulness to Utah football in an in-depth featured on Martinez talks about some of the ups-and-downs he's been through while at Utah, the relationships he's built with teammates, and what it means to be a Ute.

"Utah's always been my team. I was always just a Utah man," Martinez said.

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