CFB Preseason Top 25: #24 Utah

circle_and_feather_banner This is a team that is hard to pinpoint what they will be come December. On one hand you have an experienced team that us very good on the defensive front with Lowell Lotulelei being on of the best DT’s in the country. They also add a transfer like Darren Carrington from Oregon following his arrest and dismissal from the program. On the other hand this season could head in the wrong direction almost immediately with The Holy War coming week 2 and a BYU team that should be battle tested after a game against LSU to start the season.

The schedule doesn’t get much easier with a back to back vs Stanford and @ USC, later on the have a tough 4 week stretch @ Oregon, vs UCLA, vs Washington State, and @ Washington. With that schedule and some of the questions on the backend of the defense and at QB I see this team falling off late in the year. I have to give them the benefit of the doubt to start the year and believe in coach Kyle Whittingham’s ability to have the boys overachieving.


Key Players

DT, Lowell Lotulelei

WR, Darren Carrington

QB, Troy Williams


Biggest Games

Sept. 9th @ BYU

Oct. 14th @ USC

Nov. 18th @ Washington




Second in the Pac 12 South


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