Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 7/5/13
To time constraints, the intro for the college football 77 in 77  will be omitted for the Utah Utes. Only a  few programs will have an introduction the rest of the way. Utah Utes to get EXCITED! ALL CAPS! The run defense was stellar last season, and although only four defensive starters return, there’s belief that they’ll be good again. There should be better stability in the quarterback position now. Hopefully. The punting game and kickoff return units count be very good. I know, how exciting! Utah Utes reasons to be worried :( The move from the MWC to the PAC-12 has been very rough. And this year, they’ll have the toughest conference slate of all. The offense was a horrific 105th in the nation in total yardage last season. At least they were quite balanced. 91st in rushing, 97th in passing. So there’s that! The placekicking is a potential train wreck; and the WRs will probably not be that much better than last year. And they were pretty terrible. Utah Utes key games: August 31st Utah State, could go either way. Sept 14th versus Oregon State is another crucial contest, September 21st at BYU is circled.  Utah could easily start 1-3 in their first four or 4-0. All games will be close  Utah Utes bottom line: 5-7 to 7-5ish with an appearance in a fourth tier bowl. Hopefully that bowl won’t have another 58-14 storyline. Key & Peele East/West College Bowl Roster:  Towns, Tanqueray:  Shepherd, X’avier  Radley, Lucky:  McClellon, Delshawn:  Hooker, Reshawn  For the 2013 College Football rankings 1-77 #77 Colorado Buffaloes #76 Kansas Jayhawks #75 Ohio Bobcats #74 Wake Forest Demon Deacons #73 Syracuse Orange #72 Boston College Eagles #71 Kentucky Wildcats #70 Minnesota Golden Gophers #69 Duke Blue Devils #68 Marshall Thundering Herd #67 Indiana Hoosiers #66 Virginia Cavaliers #65 NC State Wolfpack #64 Iowa Hawkeyes #63 Washington State Cougars #62 Utah State Aggies #61 San Jose State Spartans #60 Purdue Boilermakers #59 Maryland Terrapins Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net. (“Quasi-endorsed” by Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly) He’s also an author who also contributes regularly to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter Football.com and Yardbarker Banks has appeared on the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. The NFL, NBA expert does a weekly spot for 95.7 The Fan. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks), like him on Facebook The post #50 Utah Utes: College football 77 in 77 appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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