UTAH RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
19 hours 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
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utah Football: Breaking Down the Utes Offense By Position

For nearly a decade, Utah fans have been repeating the same sentence, “If the Utes offense can put it all together, this team could be really dangerous.” Three games into the 2016 season, and that same sentiment continues to be echoed. Up to this point, the offense has been a bit of a roller coaster: huge plays and long drives combined with a myriad of head-scratching and momentum...
Via TornBySports
1 day ago

Satistically Speaking- USC at Utah

Turnovers- the ones that matter and the ones that don’t. Coach Whittingham and every analyst in the world will tell you that the team that wins the turnover battle wins the game, and it’s true… but it doesn’t really matter. We’ll break down fumbles and interceptions, talk about if Ute fans should be concerned about recent trends, and consider what they may mean for when...
Via TornBySports
3 days ago

Utah sacks San Jose State 10 times in 34-17 win

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Utah sacked San Jose State's quarterbacks 10 times and scored 17 points off three turnovers on the way to a 34-17 victory Saturday night. Utah (3-0) trailed twice early but kept the defensive pressure on Spartans (1-2) quarterback Kenny Potter, who took five sacks in the first half. The Utes led 13-10 when Reggie Porter's interception late in the first half...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: Say It Ain’t So Joe

Joe Williams retirement from football earlier this week surprised pretty much everyone. The Senior was supposed to be a key cog in the Utes offense this season as their starting running back. All throughout Spring and Fall camp we heard how great Williams was performing. Even Williams himself seemed excited for the upcoming season and the opportunities that were being presented to...
Via TornBySports
7 days ago

Utah Football: Utah @ San Jose State Preview

On Monday when I attended the Utes Press Conference I was privy to a huge amount of information. Most of the information I acquired I passed along to all you fine folks out there. So I decided that if I got great info from our press conference I would get good information on the Spartans by watching theirs. Boy oh boy was I right. I found out Utah is awesome. I’m not kidding,...
Via TornBySports
7 days ago

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
13 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
13 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
13 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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

Report: Texas WR Transfer DeAndre McNeal Down To Miami, UCF, Utah

DeAndre McNeal was one of the highlights of Texas’ 2015 signing class. The Mesquite, Texas native committed to the Longhorns on the same day as star linebacker Malik Jefferson, and was a four-star recruit per 247Sports. As a true freshman, McNeal received scarce playing time, taking one carry in Texas’ 30-27 loss to Oklahoma State, which went for nine yards. He spent most of...
Via College Spun
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Larry Krystkowiak cites safety for cancellation of BYU-Utah game

When Utah and BYU are on the same athletic field, it’s usually a fierce and intense meeting. However, it’s that nature that is the reason behind the next men’s basketball game between the two schools being cancelled. The two teams met in early December. During that contest, BYU’s Nick Emery was ejected for punching Utah’s Brandon Taylor. However, it’s not just the players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 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

5-Star JuCo Offensive Tackle Garett Bolles Commits To Utah

Coming off of a strong 2015, things are looking up for the Utah Utes. This afternoon, Kyle Whittingham’s program landed one of the top junior college linemen in the country, 6-foor-5, 300 pound tackle Garett Bolles out of Snow College. I am proud to announce that the Bolles family has committed to the University of Utah! #GoUtes pic.twitter.com/oC5n4ydDzr — Garett Bolles (@gbolles74...
Via College Spun
January 04, 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

Utah DL calls BYU a ‘dirty team’

Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah and BYU just got a whole lot more interesting. Utah senior defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku added some intrigue to the Holy War matchup when he called BYU a "dirty team" at a pre-bowl game event on Wednesday. The event was supposed to be a dance-off, but when Fauonuku grabbed the mic, he declared he wasn't a dancer and that instead...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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