Oregon's offensive line had a very poor game against Stanford. Marcus Mariota was sacked three times and harassed all night. The Ducks running game was limited to a season-worst 62 yards on 24 carries, 2.4 per attempt.
Utah is second in the country with 33 sacks in just 9 games, a FBS-leading 3.67 per game. They blitz well. They feature two big defensive tackles and active linebackers. With quarterback Marcus Mariota wearing a knee brace, the offensive line has to do a better job protecting him.
Byron Marshall has 925 yards rushing and could go over the 1,000-yard plateau. The Utes have held opponents to just 3.5 yards per rush on the season, but they're giving up 240 yards a game through the air, and they've only picked off two passes all season.
Utes starting quarterback Tyler Wilson did not travel with the team. He's home after suffering a concussion last week. Adam Schultz starts in his place, a 6-1, 205-lb. sophomore from Muskego, Wisconsin who has appeared in just 4 games i...