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The Utes' first loss in 15 years to in-state rival Utah State attracted attention — of the unwanted variety — from national media across the country. It comes at an inconvenient time with Utah's biggest rival BYU — now nationally ranked — headed for Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday night.
— Yahoo Sports looks at the surprises of Week Two, listing Utah's loss in with the "bad" surprises.
— Athlon Sports includes the Utes in its list of top 10 disappointments through two weeks of college football.
— Brian Shaw of Examiner.com describes Utah's loss to Utah State as flipping the Utah college football picture upside-down.
— Kevin Gemmel's updated bowl projections leave the Utes in the New Mexico Bowl, falling from an Alamo Bowl projection last week.
— Withthefirstpick.com discusses how Utah defensive lineman Star Lotulelei could be taken with the No. 1 pick of next spring's NFL draft.
— Provo's Herald Extra, presenting this week's opponent's point of view, describes Utah's quarterback and psyche situation as in "limbo".
— A brief look at Week 3 in the Pac-12, including the showdown between the Utes and Cougars.