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Just the numbers...

I'll have a more detailed preview of Saturday's game against Boise State later today. However until then, here are how the two match up after 4-games played and essentially the same strength of schedule (according to USA Today).

Points per game - Utah: 35.25 (21st), Boise State: 36.25 (14th).

Edge: BSU

Rushing Offense - Utah: 169.50 (39th), Boise State: 222.25 (12th).

Edge: BSU

Passing Offense - Utah: 220.25 (47th), Boise State: 176.5 (76th).

Edge: Utah

Total Offense - Utah: 389.75 (33rd), Boise State: 398.75 (28th).

Edge: BSU

Scoring Defense - Utah: 11.25 (15th), Boise State: 14.5 (25th).

Edge: Utah

Rushing Defense - Utah: 104.75 (39th), Boise State: 67.3 (10th).

Edge: BSU

Pass Efficiency Defense - Utah: 105.73 (30th), Boise State: 58.56 (62nd).

Edge: Utah

Pass Defense - Utah: 149.00 (19th), Boise State: 200.75 (73rd).

Edge: Utah

Sacks - Utah: 2.75 per game (28-T), Boise State: 3.25 per game (16th-T).

Edge: BSU

Sacks Allowed - Utah: 0 per game(1st), Boise State: 2.00 per game (61st-T).

Edge: Utah

It pretty much looks like a wash on paper, with both offenses having nearly identical numbers. Of course games are not played on paper, so it really does not matter who wins this battle as all that matters is the game Saturday. If that's the case, let's hope it's Utah that wins that battle.