Pac-12 Week 6 Thoughts, Recaps, What Happened & What Mattered

Pac-12 Week 6 Thoughts, Recaps, What Happened & What Mattered


Pac-12 Week 6 Thoughts, Recaps, What Happened & What Mattered


1. Utah 40, Stanford 21

Really, Utah. Was that so hard?

The Utes seem to love playing at Stanford, and their mastery of Palo Alto continued as the offense finally started to do what it was supposed to.

After so much frustration against Washington and Washington State, the breakout came because Tyler Huntley picked a great time to have his best game of the year, completing 17-of-21 passes for 199 yards and this score …

Of course it helped the cause that Bryce Love didn’t play, but he didn’t play defense.

Zack Moss ran for 160 yards and two scores for Utes, Huntley always had an answer when things got a little close, and then the defense did the rest.

Stanford keeps on having problems waking up. It needed a miracle to come back against Oregon, it never got going against Notre Dame, and it got down 24-7 at halftime against the Utes. The Utah defensive line was phenomenal, but there needed to be a running game to rely on, and it wasn’t there.

Kaden Smith, Trenton Irwin and JJ Arcega-Whiteside all hit the 100-yard receiving mark, and KJ Costello threw for 381 yards and a score, but he also threw two picks, and he was always trying to press in comeback mode.

The Cardinal finished with two more yards than the Utes, but going -4 in turnover margin and dying on third downs – converting 3-of-11 tries – wasn’t good enough at home.

Utah got the road win it needed. With Arizona and USC coming to Salt Lake Cit y over the next two weeks, if the offense keeps doing this, Pac-12 South season has kicked in.

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