I know that I say this every year, but I like Utah State. I cheer for them when they're playing anybody but the Utes and I like to see them do well. Unfortunately, they haven't been playing well all that often anymore. I even had a Presidential Scholarship to Utah State when I graduated High School. As you probably know, I passed that one by.
While BYU was in Provo playing like the best team in the country, Utah was showing off their weaknesses in Logan. They struggled on the punt returns and didn't hold onto the ball all that well (in fact, all of Utah State's points came off of Utah turnovers deep in their own territory). Utah's offense looked pretty good, but there still seemed to be something missing. Once Brian Johnson and his receivers start clicking, the Utes might be unstoppable. Their running game is strong and it's fun to watch Asiata line up in the "wild hog" formation popularized by Darren McFadden at Arkansas.
This week I also went with my parents and brother to the Kyle Whittingham coach's show at Famous Dave's BBQ in Midvale. The food was good, I forgot to wear red (unlike most of the crowd) and my brother Jordan won a football and had it signed by Coach Whittingham and Louie Sakoda (the punter, and possibly the Utes only draft pick next spring). I probably won't go again but it was a fun night nonetheless.
This week Utah has a really tough game in Colorado Springs, CO. Air Force is one of the four unbeaten teams in the Mountain West Conference (more than any other conference). Utah lost to Air Force last year at home and Air Force has been racking up the yards on the ground. This will be a real test for Utah's defense - but I think they're up for it.