UTAH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Three Keys to Beating the Cal Bears

Last week proved to be a challenge and came down to a final nail-biting drive by Utah to get the job done. This week Utah faces the California Bears at California Memorial Stadium and per Vegas are pretty evenly matched with the Bears as a one-point favorite at home. Here are three keys to send the Utes to 5-0: 1. The nation’s leader in passing If last week Utah had to focus...
Via Block U
22 hours ago

Statistically Speaking- Utah at Cal

Unstoppable Force vs. Immovable Object Utah at Cal is going to be a battle of titans, at least on one side of the ball. So what happens when teams like this square off? The Cal Bears are, as they’ve always been, a ridiculously explosive offensive team. Whether you use raw numbers like 20+ yard plays or advanced metrics like ISOPPP+, Cal winds up near the top of the list. The Utes...
Via TornBySports
23 hours ago

Links: Marcus Williams is the Best Graded Safety this Season

The No. 18 Utah Utes (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) travel to Berkeley, Calif. to take on the Cal Golden Bears (2-2, 0-1) Pac-12 on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4:00 p.m. MDT on Pac-12 Network. Utah is hoping to start 5-0 for the second season in a row, but they will face the nation’s best passing attack. ESPN Staff Writer Kevin Gemmell takes a look at the budding chemistry between Utah quarterback...
Via Block U
23 hours ago

Utah Football 75/1 odds to win the National Championship

For you gamblers out there, the Bovada has updated the odds to win the National Title, and the Utes have jumped to 75/1 from 150/1 just last week. Utah was as low as 300/1 just after the season started. Of course, the teams with the best odds are Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Louisville. If you’re a gambler, and if you love the Utes, you can go put some money on them and maybe...
Via Block U
1 day ago

Podcast: Utah Football’s win over USC and Previewing Cal

To find us on iTunes, you can either go to the iTunes Store and search for The U Fan Cast, or just click here! For Stitcher radio, same process, either search for us, or click here! Google Play, click here! Listen to the audio version right here in this article, click play down below. You can subscribe to us, on both iTunes and Stitcher, and you'll get our show to your device...
Via Block U
1 day ago

Utah’s Uniform Against Cal. It’s a Whiteout

No. 18 Utah (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) will wear all-white (white helmets with a white facemask, white jerseys, and white pants) for their game at California Memorial Stadium against Cal (2-2, 0-1 Pac-12) on Saturday Oct. 1 at 4:00 p.m. MDT. This will be Utah’s first game at California Memorial Stadium as a member of the Pac-12. Utah has worn this look twice previously and is 2-0 in it...
Via Block U
1 day ago

Utah Utes Offense Rallies Team to Victory over USC; Makes Team a Contender in the Pac-12 South

The Utah Utes rallied back from a two-touchdown deficit in the third quarter to defeat USC 31-27. This victory proves that the team has what it takes to win the Pac-12 South title. Make no mistake about it: this is an impressive win for the Utes. Yes, it looks like the Trojans are in big trouble, but the team certainly played like a top 25 squad on Friday evening. With Sam Darnold...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams leads No. 24 Utah to 31-27 rally over USC

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Troy Williams threw for 270 yards and two touchdown and ran for another score in No. 24 Utah's 31-27 comeback victory over Southern California on Friday night. The Utes came back in a spectacular fashion with Tim Patrick catching an 18-yard touchdown pass at the pylon with 16 seconds remaining to cap a 15-play, 93-yard drive. Williams had his third 100-yard...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Six Straight: Utah Football Beats BYU 20-19

Recapping Utah's win over the Cougars. More: http://www.utahutes.com/news/2016/9/11/football-utah-edges-byu-for-20-19-win.aspx
Via Utah Running Utes Athletics
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Utah stuffs BYU 2-point conversion to win Holy War

The Holy War — the rivalry between Utah and BYU — came down to one gusty play-call Saturday evening. After the Cougars scored a touchdown to make it a one-point game, BYU decided to go for the win in Salt Lake City. Utah was having none of the Cougars’ possible two-point conversion. As a team on the road with a chance to win, it’s hard to blame BYU for being aggressive...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes’ defense overcomes 6 turnovers, BYU

Even the most casual college football fan knows the saying “defense wins championships”. The Utah Utes proved this point in their 20-19 win over BYU. Make no mistake about it: the Ute defense deserves more than a few helmet stickers for the way it played on Saturday night. The defense got the team on the board right out of the gate, as Sunia Tauteoli intercepted a Taysom Hill...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah rides its defense to 20-19 win over rival BYU

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Sunia Tauteoli had two interceptions as the Utah defense saved the day in a disjointed 20-19 win over rival BYU on Saturday. The Utah defense was routinely put in bad positions as the offense committed six turnovers. Troy Williams threw had 194 yards passing with one touchdown and three interceptions. Starting running back Joe Williams was benched for a spell...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Holy War between BYU and Utah tops Pac-12 marquee

The Pac-12 got off to a decent start on opening weekend, with seven teams winning their opening games. Week 2 will be highlighted by one of college football's fiercest rivalries, a few tough matchups and what should be relatively easy games for several teams. A few things to look for in Week 2 of the Pac-12: GAME OF THE WEEK: BYU at Utah. The Holy War is one of the nastiest rivalries...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

In-state rivalries renewed in Pennsylvania, Utah in Week 2

If all those exciting and compelling games in the opening weekend of the college football season wore you out, week two is for you. For the first time since Sept. 8, 2012, there are no games matching ranked teams on the schedule this weekend. No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 Michigan, No. 8 Washington, No. 10 Wisconsin, No. 11 Texas and No. 14 Oklahoma are...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Infamous Utah fumbler weighs in on Dalvin Cook’s fumble near the goal line

There are few plays in football more embarrassing than easing in for a touchdown only to have the ball not cross the goal line with you. If you don’t believe me, just ask former Utah Utes and current Baltimore Ravens wide receiver/returner, Kailen Clay. After all, the man knows a thing or two about embarrassing plays at the goal line thanks to his infamous touchdown-turned-fumble...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Recap: Utah women's soccer powers past Beijing Normal in exhibition

Christian Miles and Temryss Lane recap Utah's 5-1 win over Beijing Normal on Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City. Paola Van Der Veen scored twice for the Utes.
Via Utah Running Utes Athletics
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Utah's Paola Van Der Veen: 'Winning 5-1, it says it all'

Christian Miles and Temryss Lane of Pac-12 Networks talk with Paola Van Der Veen after Utah's 5-1 win over Beijing Normal on Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Van Der Veen had two goals for the Utes.
Via Utah Running Utes Athletics
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

High expectations for Utah pass game after years of futility

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah receiving corps has been a laughingstock in recent years and Tim Patrick is sick of it. The unit - and the passing game in general - has struggled to progress since the program joined the Pac-12 in 2011. Utah's pass offense has ranked dead last in the conference three times in five seasons and was No. 11 in 2015. The high point was a No. 9 ranking...
Via Associated Press
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Utah Utes football players hilariously struggle to make extra point

The Utah Utes football program has to be thrilled to have All-Pac-12 kicker Andy Phillips returning for his senior season, because the rest of the team leaves a lot to be desired in the kicking department. With the start of the 2016 season just around the corner, the Utes decided to unwind with a fun and friendly extra point kicking competition after practice. As you would have...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah football: 5 things to watch in 2016

1 of 6> The Utah Utes had a solid 2015 campaign, just missing the PAC-12 Championship Game after they were co-champions in the South Division. It certainly seems like this team can make a huge impact in 2016, especially with a dominant defense returning many key components. The offense has to deal with losing four-year starting quarterback Travis Wilson and two-year starting...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah calls for halt in basketball rivalry series with BYU after most recent incident

BYU-Utah is perhaps one of the longest and most heated rivalries in college sports, but the basketball rivalry is of particular importance. To say these two programs don’t get along would be an understatement. Sometimes those emotions boil over, and they did just that this season as BYU guard Nick Emery was ejected for throwing a punch at Utah’s Brandon Taylor late in their...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah fans calling for Jimmy Fallon to 'wear the hat'

Being one of the most prolific figures in modern TV and Twitter comes with a price: If you lose a bet, you'd better pay up.So naturally, after Jimmy Fallon lost a bet on last weekend's Duke-Utah basketball game and didn't immediately "pay his dues," social media has made sure to call him on it — and even make a hashtag for him.#WearTheHat began trending after "The Tonight Show...
Via Yardbarker
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah wins a bowl, BYU wins a new head coach, but both schools face uncertain times

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham had a lot to prove on Saturday. Had this game been suspended or called after one quarter, Whittingham would have looked pretty good. As it is, though, teams have to play four full quarters. Yes, Utah still defeated archrival Brigham Young in the 2015 Las Vegas Bowl, but the way the game unfolded, a victory is the only thing Utah gained. Whittingham proved...
Via The Student Section
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DT Viliseni Fauonuku Calls BYU A “Dirty Team” On Stage Ahead Of Las Vegas Bowl

Utah vs. BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl, given the rivalry between the two over the years, was already shaping up to be one of the most entertaining postseason contests of the season. Utes defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku kicked things up a notch Wednesday night, however. In the below video, which was shot by Jeremiah Jensen of KSL 5 TV, Fauonuku takes the microphone on stage during...
Via College Spun
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton: BYU-Utah 'a battle for the souls of the world'

Bill Walton is the best. This is a fact that is without a counter-argument. His introduction to last night’s BYU-Utah game seemed to be well-reasoned and logically thought out with proper perspective regarding the importance of an early season, non-conference college basketball game. Mainly, the fate of the universe was riding on it. ICYMI: @BillWalton said BYU-Utah is "a battle...
Via Awful Announcing
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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