Monday, September 08, 2008

Utah 42, UNLV 21

This game started out reminiscent of last year's game at UNLV (where the Utes were shutout by a team that only won one other game the whole year). UNLV converted on the first drive of the game, only having to convert one third down inside the 10-yard line. The Rebels finished the quarted with almost 200 yards of offense (The only good news up to this point was that we had chicken wraps from Red Robin for the MUSS tailgate).

Utah was lucky to be tied 14-14 going into the locker rooms at halftime. They got some breaks from UNLV penalties and an overturned fumble call that allowed them to keep their drive going. In reality, they should have been down a couple of touchdowns considering the way they played.

The second half was full of good old Utah football. Brian Johnson completed 90% of his passes, the running game was clicking and the Utes scored touchdowns on 4 of 5 posessions (running the game clock out on the 5th). If consistency was Utah's strong point, then they would really be a scary team. As it is, it's still hard to guess what team is going to show up when.

This week Utah travels to Logan to take on the mighty Aggies. While I'd love for the Aggies to make it a game, I expect the Utes to win this one easily. Go Utes!

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