Might not have been the greatest or prettiest win in Utah history, but the Utes took care of business tonight and beat an upstart Utah State team seeking to make a name for themselves.
I won't fully get into the game (that'll come later), but the Utes played about as well as I thought they would (I did pick them to win 35-13 and I was pretty much spot on). Terrance Cain, though, impressed me. He wasn't great, but I thought he'd struggle a bit more than he did.
If there is a surprise, it was the defense - though they played decent enough in the second half.
Ultimately, we knew things could be difficult for Utah and while it wasn't as good as I had hoped - it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been.
So until I throw up a full recap, let's hear your thoughts. Grade the game and let me know what you thought.
Grade this sucker!
A - Utah did what I expected. Offense looked sharp enough, defense settled down. (25 votes)
B - Good effort by the offense, defense got their act together. (75 votes)
C - Offense performed well enough, defense was sluggish. Not bad, but not good, either. (58 votes)
D - Offense sucked. Defense sucked. (2 votes)
F - Total failure. (1 vote)
161 total votes