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Anyone need a ticket to the ASU game?

We have one ticket we are not able to get utilized. If you are a loyal Ute Hub member and need a ticket, let me know. If you use seat, you’ll be by my family in W13.


Why am I so scared about this game?

I’m usually sky high about the chances of Ute victory, any time, any place. I honestly thought we would curb stomp Cal and was very surprised at their defense and the mediocrity of our offense. I plopped myself down in my seat in RES expecting to sit back, relax and watch us bloody Goff’s nose. Not so much.

Anyway, I’m on pins and needles with this one. Probably because we haven’t beaten them.

After watching ASU get blown off the field by Texas A&M, I was licking my chops. Especially how Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett feasted on the ASU offense. Here’s a rundown of his performance that night by Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports:

“Garrett was unblockable. He had two sacks, 2.5 TFLs, a forced fumble and three QB hurries. He also forced one holding flag. More importantly, he often drew double-teams, and on at least a couple of occasions he drew triple-teams. His relentless presence and ridiculous get-off, repeatedly looking like he jumped the snap count, kept ASU’s strong-armed QB Mike Bercovici off balance and also enabled fellow A&M DE Daeshon Hall to notch four sacks on the night.”

After seeing this, I easily imagined our four deep DEs doing the same thing. There is no reason to think they can’t. Is this dude better than our DEs?

Next, ASU goes on to struggle against two cream puffs. They were tied with Cal Poly midway through the fourth quarter and led New Mexico by only 3-0 in the final minute of the first half. Then drunk Sark kicked the snot out of them in Tempe. By this time, I had moved ASU down around the level of CU and OSU as far as games I’m worried about.

ASU roars back against UCLA. This impressed me, but after watching the Stanford woodsheding, and remembering the struggle with BYU-P, this win might be fool’s gold. ASU went on to clobber CU, but this might be nothing more than what any 500 level Pac-12 team can and probably will do to CU.

So why am I scared?

We should dominate both sides of the line and we have more talent. We have beaten some very good teams and we are home with one of the rowdiest crowds in the country.

Am I having trouble accepting that we might be one of the best, if not the best team in the Pac with the chance to go further?

This game is so incredibly huge. A chance to be in total control of the south. Maybe the pressure is getting to me.

There is nothing ASU has done this year that should make me think they can win at RES.

I’m still nervous.

  • Tony

    The reason is that they have OWNED us ever since we joined the league. We’ve been big time outcoached and they’ve made us look pretty bad.

    It’s time to turn the tables.

  • Puget Ute

    They got UCLA after Myles Jack was out for the season and missing a few other important players. They forced Rosen to make a bunch of Freshman mistakes. And yet they only won by 6 points (UCLA gifted them a field position Safety and a long TD run while attempting to strip the ball). UCLA is not the same team they were at the start of the year.

    We should win this game going away. The numbers somehow show this as the easiest 4th-toughest game remaining on the schedule after Oregon State and Colorado, far behind UW, USC, and even UCLA.

    And yet I am still nervous about it. It could be a classic trap game. I will be happy to see if Whitt can work some magic.

  • Yeah on paper this is a lot like the Cal game. Utah will control the line of scrimmage and force Bercowhatever into bad throws or decisions. Cal’s oline was garbage I think ASU’s line is much better. It will be interesting to see if Utah’s defense can get pressure with four man rush.

    Still saying Utah should win by two touchdowns.

    Anyone hear if Carter is a go for this game?

    • 89ute

      Didn’t know Carter was questionable. I remember him coming out of the game a time or two. Do you know why Carter is questionable?

  • I just heard he was hurting again. But I think Thomas or Boobie said he will tough it out. Kid knows it is his last chance to put enough on film for the NFL scouts.

  • THEeyepatch

    You have to bring your ‘A’ game every week in the Pac-12, every team is more than capable of beating you. Utah is currently in the ‘meat’ of their schedule and the way ASU has looked — albeit a bad Colorado and overrated UCLA — the past couple of weeks, they have a good chance of beating Utah.

    I do feel that this is Utah’s TRAP-GAME but I also have said Utah wouldn’t have any ‘WTF’ games this season now the Sitake is gone. I see that the line as dropped to -4.5 which doesn’t bode well. Whittingham will have this team ready and I just have to wonder… is Utah going to break out the playbook or does Whittingham feel that the Utes will be able to beat ASU playing “vanilla”? We’ll see? Expect another grinder, edge-of-your-seat slugfest. Life in the BIG LEAGUES.


    GO UTES!

  • Jumpmasterute

    I’m hoping for an edge of your seat game… Kinda like the Oregon game.

  • Tony

    Welcome to ASU game day!

    Well this one is a biggie. I’ve really grown to dislike the AZ schools, especially jar-head, damn near as much as TDS. It’s going to be a long day waiting for kickoff. I’ll get to my tailgate around 3-3:30 and before then I’ll be working on some new site features.


  • Homer Crimson

    I share your dislike of ASU, I have some Wildcat friends and Tucson connections so it’s harder to hate on AZ. Both fanbases act like USC-lite so it gets easier to despise their smugness all the time.

  • 89ute

    I looked for you last week in the Guardsman lot, but it was about 10am. Not many were there so I wasn’t surprised.

  • Tony

    I’ll be getting to the tailgate lot around 3:30.

  • Tony

    Utah State beating up the Taters

    Filed under awesome: Utah State is beating up on the potato zoobs. Current score 45-17 late in the 3rd quarter.

  • THEeyepatch

    Yes, just flipped it on. 52-17 at the end of the 3rd, and Potato State is on the move.

  • Brettski

    As an Aggie grad, this pleases me. I couldn’t give up my Utah allegiance completely while at USU, so I always love to see my Aggies improve. These are different times for the Aggies than when I watched Urban and company take them to the woodshed on the way to the Fiesta bowl.

  • THEeyepatch


  • Tony

    What does this say for the Zoo’s last second win over the taters?

  • Tacoma Ute

    Last night’s beatdown could have been even worse if the DB hadn’t fumbled away the INT. At any rate I thoroughly enjoyed that spanking.

  • Homer Crimson

    I think we see a USU victory over TDS this year!

    • UTE98

      I’ll just wait and see it in the paper. However depending on when they play I may catch a few minutes if another game I want to watch is on. 😀

  • Puget Ute

    This is awesome:

    Boo Hoo BSU

    • Jumpmasterute

      Now this one I actually like. Most of them make no sense to me.

  • Tony

    ASU Game Uniforms

    The photoshopping out of the guy’s head is a little bizarre, but here are the unis for tomorrow’s ASU game.

  • Black…great Utah is going to lose. 😉

  • GadValleyUte

    I hate the red/black combo. Aren’t we like winless in it?

    • javadave

      We’re also winless vs. ASU, but this is all going to change on Saturday.

  • BioUte

    Yeah, they’ve been revealing it one piece at a time with everything else photoshopped out. Should see the entire thing later today.

  • GadValleyUte

    Arizona school, rain, Ute Proud, and black unis. We are stacking the deck hoping to slay a lot of bad juju at once. Sure hope it works.

  • NorthEZUte

    You don’t lose because of uniforms…

    • GadValleyUte

      Are you sure about that? I thought for sure they did. That changes my whole world view. I still don’t like the black uniforms or the mountains on the sleeves though,

  • Tony

    You don’t lose because of uniforms…

    Exactly. You lose because fan #134934 didn’t put his lucky socks on that day.

    • voxnihili

      Whew. For a second, I thought you were blaming me for past losses but then I remembered I am #134935.

      • Tony

        Make sure you have your lucky socks on tomorrow.

  • javadave

    That helmet is SIIIICK!

  • utahpunk

    Someone please post pics? I cant view twitter from work.

    • BioUte

      So far this is what they’ve revealed. Helmet coming later today I think.

  • Tony

    Yeah so I didn’t know it was a “segmented reveal” gig. Just looked like bad photoshop work to me and anyone who didn’t know.

  • SouthJordanUte

    Prediction: satin red helmet with black facemask.

    • voxnihili

      You nailed it. Satin red, black facemask, Tribe logo on the back, drum and feather on sides and diamond stripe down the middle.

      Looks like I was beat to posting a picture. 🙂

  • BioUte

  • quagmire

    That helmet has too much going on. Looks nasty! In a bad way.

  • rbmw263

    Looks great. But there are way too many stickers on that helmet. Like im ok with being patriotic and all, but is the american flag sticker really necessary? Or that Muss sticker….or the P12 sticker…

  • Tony

    Yes it is pretty busy. Is it just me or do all of these uni schemes small of marketing ploys to sell merchandise?

    • Wilson's Mustache

      If it raises enough money for the SEZ project I’m okay with it.

      • rbmw263

        I think UA gets all of the money

  • Tony

    ASU Tailgate

    Stop by and visit my tailgate for the ASU game. I’m at the north end of row H, where the band plays. My car is parked right next to the dumpster where most of you chuck your empties.

    Utah Utes Tailgate