Utah will win Saturday IF: (________)

  • #1708

    Ute Fan

    They win the turnover battle. I think this game will be closer than people think.

  • #1713


    the offense takes care of the ball and Wilson starts.

  • #1714

    Ute Bc
    Ute Fan

    We open up the offense and use the whole field (10 yards and beyond)

    • #1719


      Won’t happen Utah is incapable of doing it. Chase Hansen is the only one capable of doing it with that flea flicker play. Control the game, win in the trenches and punch Oregon in the mouth.

  • #1745

    Wilson’s Mustache
    Ute Fan

    Utah shuts down Oregon’s rushing offense.


    Utah has long sustained drives that put points on the board.

    This is the Stanford recipe that has been so successful against Oregon.

    • #1747

      Ute Fan

      Basically my thoughts too. Keep Oregon from leaning on their run, make their QB uncomfortable in the pocket, and then when we have the ball keep the drive going long and keep their offense off the field and out of sync.

  • #1753

    Ute Fan



    Yep – you heard it here first.

    • #1756

      Ute Fan

      • #1853

        Ute Fan

        I checked some stats and found that teams that lead the game at the end of the 4th quarter win a STAGGERING 100% percent of the time.

        Seriously though, Utah needs to find a way to put points on the board quite a bit more often than we typically do. I think our defense has the ability to slow down Oregon but not completely stop it.

        I think 30 points is the magic number for this game. If Utah can keep Oregon to under 30 and be within a touchdown by mid-4th quarter we’ll be in good shape.

        • #1959

          Ute Fan

          let’s see common core curriculum teach those sort of analytic skills.

  • #1786

    Ute Fan

    Keep the Ducks offense off the field, 50% or better conversion rate on 3rd down, control the clock, no knucklehead penalties, Utah has a balanced offense, Travis Wilson plays the game of his career (think against OSU a couple of years ago minus the INT’s), Booker batters the Duck front-7 into submission, Special Teams TD’s, ‘Fat guy’ defensive TD’s (lol)… so in general, A PERFECT GAME!

    Who knows, maybe the Ducks will be looking past Utah towards their big game with Colorado?

  • #1793

    High Uintas
    Ute Fan

    Utah has to limit Oregon’s big plays. Make them grind it out and they’ll stall and make mistakes. Let them score on 90 second drives and we’re toast.

  • #1821

    Ute Fan

    …they (repeatedly) carry the ball across the goal line.

    What, too soon?

  • #1836

    Ute Fan

    Wilson passes for over 250 yards. I know that is a tall task, but if that happens, Booker will get his 100+ and we will win.

  • #1850

    Ute Fan

    1. Our D line and linebackers can apply pass pressure early and often.
    2. We get 14-17 points on turnovers, while limiting ours to zero or one.
    3. Hackett keeps the field lopsided.
    4. TW nickels and dimes Oregon with long sustained drives resulting in points.

    • #1976


      Utah hasnt been great at points off turnovers. Unless it is immediately a score by the defense.

  • #1872

    Astute Ute
    Ute Fan

    Listening to 1080Fan online (Oregon Radio) Pretty interesting, I have never listened to another schools radio hosts…except for TDS local radio ugh. They think in order for Utah to win TW7 needs to beat them in the air.

    • #2036

      Ute Fan

      Sounds accurate to me

  • #1882

    Ute Fan

    Royce under 100, lock down corner play and Travis throws 70%

  • #1885


    Not sure we can score enough points to keep up with them. But if it becomes a defensive battle I like our chances.

  • #1887

    Ute Fan

    The run game has drastically improved and our O-line gets good push throughout the game. We need to limit their possessions if we don’t want a completely gassed defense in the 4th Q.

  • #1903

    Ute Fan

    hand the ball to the official on a TD. sorry i’ll never get the 14 point swing / fan deflation out of my head…. someone had to say it : )

  • #1984

    Ute Fan

    Play physical and beat them in the trenches. It is how Stanford beat them two years in a row.

    • #1991

      Ute Fan

      I think utah will do just that. thinking 24-27 utah in a nail biter

    • #2030

      Ute Fan

      Good point. Stanford beat them by getting O-line push and getting 3-4 yards every play, and capping off long drives with TDs. Keeping their offense sidelined and from getting in rhythm. For us to win with that style, our O-line will have to run block better than it has thus far, which I think it can do.

  • #2029

    Ute Fan

    We throw downfield to open the running lanes. Remember last year, that was how we got off to such a great start against Oregon. Their secondary is much weaker this year after losing two CBs to the NFL, but their front 7 remains relatively stout. If we can throw in chunks, Booker will be unleashed and this game could be very interesting.


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