Tate's Take: 17 Utah vs. San Jose State

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Each week, former Ute safety Steve Tate will break down Utah's latest performance on the football field. This week, Tate tackles the Ute's 24-14 win over San Jose State:Well, we've all heard it. It's the classic cliché of college football coaches Year in and year out. They always say the biggest progression for college football teams for the entire year is from that week one to week two.

Well, hopefully for Utah this isn't the case as they have much to improve on heading into Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon next week against the Oregon Ducks.

This week, the Utes found themselves to fail plenty of times in the red zone against the San Jose State Spartans.

You saw Utah relying heavily on that wildcat formation with Matt Asiata. For the second week in a row, Utah's opponents came away with a goal line stand. In fact, twice in two weeks, the Utes have had to use all four downs within three yards to punch it in. This is something the Utes have got to work on next week as they head into a tough place to play in Autzen Stadium.

One positive you take away from this game is the play of Terrance Cain. The kid showed his incredible athleticism, his ability to run, get out of the pocket and make plays. With him and Matt Asiata as the one-two punch, along with David Reed on the outside and Jeremy Brooks, the Utes have plenty of offensive power, it's just a matter of executing at that red zone.

This is Tate's Take. Tune in next week as Utah takes on Oregon in Eugene.

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