Monday, November 20, 2006
Utah played Air Force on Saturday in Colorado Springs. Air Force needed to win if they wanted to be able to become bowl eligible, while Utah needed to win - because they are the better team and they have been an awful team on the road. Utah looked fantastic on their first drive of the game and they easily marched down the field and scored.
There wasn't any more scoring until the 4th quarter. Both teams offenses were cold and the defenses were controlling the game. Utah used Eric Weddle as a running back more than they had all season. He had 12 carriers for 73 yards or something. I expect that we will see a lot more of him (on offense) next week during the BYU game.
This game turned out to be quite a nalibiter. Air Force tied the game up with a couple of minutes to go and Utah needed to get into field goal position. They finally did and they gave Sakoda (Their second best player - after Weddle) a chance to win the game from about 37 yards out. He nailed it with no time on the clock and Utah stole another one in Colorado Springs.
Now they have a big game in Salt Lake City next week against the undefeated (in conference) Cougars. I expect that there will be a ton of BYU fans at the game next week - individual tickets are already going for $100-$150 on eBay. I just hope that Utah doesn't embarrass themselves - although highly likely.