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Travis Wilson QBR currently best in NCAAF this season.

Obviously last night helped greatly. But I found it interesting to see that with a season total QBR of 92.8 Travis is number one in the country. 1.3 points ahead of number two and 9.3 points ahead of number 10. If he can keep this up we have the makings of an amazing season.

ESPN Total QBR Season Leaders

  • THEeyepatch

    Great, he’s played smart, has made good decisions in his passes. But he should run out-of-bounds instead of taking the hits. Either way…

    GO UTES!

  • Tony

    Who would have believed this a couple of years ago?

  • Jumpmasterute

    I’m thinking DC was really holding TW back last year. Glad to see him gone.

  • MussMan

    Has the program been touting the wrong Heisman candidate (or can we have 2 candidates)?

    TIC (mostly)

  • ttexastim

    If you would have told me that 4 games into this year national news outlets would be using Travis Wilson and Heisman together on purpose, I would have laughed. I would have laughed harder if you said they’d also be using Utah and National Championship in the same sentence. This is insane!!!!! Not saying I believe either will actually happen, but it does feel nice to get that kind of attention!

  • Dhisatake

    Travis is one case of straight stats not telling the whole picture. If you look at per Travis is at 140 and Kendal is at 132. Both are respectable but indicates very little difference. Qbr on the other hand which is slightly subjective is vastly different. However qbr more accurately reflects what we see on the field.

  • palos_verdes_ute

    Cal @ Utah for Gameday Chances

    Very likely unless Cal has a meltdown next week. I don’t see any other games that are worthy that week.

    TCU and Kansas State? Nahh…

  • Let them stay away. I am still sick from 2010.

  • palos_verdes_ute

    hahaha – i hear ya !

  • Ute Bc

    Would love it. Maybe a little unlikely since they just did a PAC 12 game.

  • palos_verdes_ute

    but there isn’t any other games that are close.. maybe OKLAHOMA STATE/WEST VIRGINIA could go in that week as undefeated.

  • THEeyepatch

    Tell me what SEC matchup happens in two weeks? Because I’d give a high probability they go SEC since you know… they are E(SEC)PN.

    • EUte

      Yup. It’ll be Georgia-Tennessee or Florida-Mizzou. They might as well just start calling it “SEC Game Day” so they’ll no longer feel obligated to throw in the occasional visit elsewhere.

  • BioUte

    My guesses:

    Oklahoma vs Texas – Red River Shootout – backdrop is State Fair of Texas
    Michigan vs Northwestern – both ranked – ESPN can continue their Michigan love affair

  • UtahUteGuy

    It’s going to be the Michigan-Northwestern game, guaranteed, unless one of them loses this coming week.

  • rbmw263

    Should wait for a potential top 10 matchup with UCLA

  • Garrett

    Kylie Fitts

    Does anybody know the status of Fitts injury? Did Whitt comment post game on it?

  • What I heard on the broadcast is that his shoe fell off. They were checking things and retaping his ankle. Carter was the one who stayed out with a shoulder injury. I didn’t hear any injury news in the post game.

  • THEeyepatch

    You won’t hear about anything this early, and since they have the bye, you might not hear anything at all.

  • Utah Recruiting

    Utah commit Damari Simpkins(Florida) sent out these tweets earlier

    https://twitter.com/D6ERA/status/648179901917462528

    Utah's Offense

    Is it safe to say that perhaps Utah was indeed holding back something form the play-calling on both Offense & Defense?

    I think we all knew that Utah would score on Oregon’s defense, but what shocked me was just how bad Utah made Oregon’s offense look. They didn’t even have a chance to go up tempo. Zero room for Adams to run. Freeman did very little. Completely manhandled Oregon at the line of scrimmage.

    I think our suspicions about Utah holding back, for once, was correct.

  • Tony

    From a play calling standpoint it sure would appear so.

  • Utenut

    I was very happy with our lines play on both sides of the ball, a few names Asiata, Lotuleilei, Fitts (hope he’ll be okay). Nothing works if the lines don’t dominate the other side.

  • Jeromy in SLC

    Defensively, I didn’t see anything fancy. Saw one safety blitz that the Qb rolled away from, and found Domo Hatfield in the endzone 🙂

    But I really like what I saw. Guys stayed in their lanes against the run to prevent cutback lanes and during the pass rush to keep the Qb contained. Nothing fancy. Just bloodied the nose of the guy in front of them.

  • Jeromy in SLC

    What a difference a week makes!

    I know that there are several tests down the line. The LA schools are no joke, and I would give a lot to knock off the two Arizona schools this year.

    But the optimism about the program is refreshing. Recruits are buzzing on Twitter, 41 writers had Utah in the top ten, (one had them first, four had them second), the sun is shining, and the team gets a week to rest and recharge before the grind begins.

    I hope yesterday opened the eyes of the fans to how great things can be on the hill. I hope it makes the collective us realize the position the school is at in our new neighborhood, open their eyes to the potential, and go all in as a fan, win or lose. That is when the program will turn the corner, and elevate the U to their rightful place in the conscience of the state and the media.

    Go Utes! Now destroy Bye this week!

  • Tony

    …until we blow a 30 point lead to Washington State… haha. I kid I kid. Yes nice to have some positive vibes after the first conference game.