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UNLV-Utah Gameday open thread

No let down, Utah!


Quick Look

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

6:00 MST

Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah

TV: the mtn.

Radio: Kall 700

Game Preview

What to expect when Utah has the ball: Don't be surprised if Utah goes to the air a lot in this game. The UNLV secondary doesn't appear to be all that impressive and if Utah can exploit it early, they'll probably do it often. However, there will also be a healthy mix of running, especially if Asiata can put up an effort like he did against Michigan.

What to expect when UNLV has the ball: Frank Summers, Frank Summers and Frank Summers. He dominated the Utes in '07 and I'm sure Mike Sanford will try and do it again this year. The Rebels are going to test Utah's run defense, but I think it's unlikely the Utes are going to be "afraid" to tackle this time around.

How Utah wins: Play up to their talent and not down to UNLV's. On paper, Utah is vastly better, but they were last year and look at how that turned out. This is a game the Utes should win and in fact, should win by a large margin. But just showing up won't get the job done, so they will have to put some effort into it.

Lucky bringin' the magic!


I be drinkin' with delight as the Utes win tonight

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