Utah Utes Season Prediction, What Will Happen
How much momentum can Utah keep from last year’s fantastic run to a Pac-12 championship and the Rose Bowl?
There might be some massive parts missing, but 15 starters and both kickers are expected to be back, the system keeps on working under head coach Kyle Whittingham, and no one will outphysical this bunch on the lines.
Great line play, great coaching, players who fit, lots of experience. That should all work again. The schedule is tough, but it’s not unmanageable.
Set The Utah Utes Regular Season Win Total At … 8.5
Remember, as great as last year was, Utah won nine games. This year’s team isn’t quite as good, but pull off a few key October wins and the Pac-12 title shot should be on the table.
Starting out the season at Florida is a problem, and San Diego State – yeah, it’s a home game against a Mountain West team – is going to be very, very dangerous. The Aztecs won 33-31 last year.
The Arizona State game is in Tempe. The UCLA game is in Pasadena. Worst off all, Oregon might be a wee bit miffed after the way it got steamrolled over two times last year – the date is in Eugene.
However, there’s no Washington, and there’s no Cal to face – that’s not bad. Despite last year’s loss to Oregon State, that’s a winnable home game, as are the dates against Arizona and Stanford.
If the Utes can avoid a misfire at Washington State or at Colorado, and if they can take care of home against USC, a third trip to the Pac-12 Championship in four seasons should be right there.