Early Predictions for 2009: Utah Utes

Another 13-0 season? Highly unlikely, the Utes lost QB Brian Johnson, their top three wide outs, and their two best defensive players.  They should be able to win at least nine games and compete for the league title.

9-5-09 UTAH STATE                          W
9-12-09 at San Jose State                    W
9-19-09 at Oregon                                L
9-26-09 LOUISVILLE                           W
TBA AIR FORCE                             W
TBA NEW MEXICO                         W
TBA SAN DIEGO STATE               W
TBA WYOMING                              W
TBA at UNLV                                  W
TBA at TCU                                    L
TBA at Colorado State                   W
TBA at Brigham Young                  W

Utah State New coach Gary Andersen’s first game is against his former  employer.  The Ags still do not have the talent just yet to compete with Utah.

San Jose State This is a new opponent for Utah, but the Aztecs are a team that struggled offensively in 2008 by averaging 18 per game.

Oregon The last time these two meet Utah win the game at home in 2003.  Oregon possibly will have a new coach if Chip Kelley takes the AD job.  Oregon should be a top 15 team when they play and the Ducks score a lot of points, but also give up a lot of points.

Louisville The Cards have fallen on hard times quickly after Steve Kragthorpe took over the position from Bobby Petrino.

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2 Responses

  1. Do you really feel Utah will be a 1 loss team in MWC play?

    • Maybe. The reason is because of their defense which did lose 4 starters, but the do get the #1 JUCO recruit to replace Paul Kruger, and Kruger’s younger brother was a 4 star recruit and redshirted last year and should be fine.

      The offense could be a problem, but they have Matt Asiata who should have a great year.

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