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Offense improves in final scrimmage

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Utah's offense has waited until the final scrimmage for one of its best performances of fall camp. 

Jordan Wynn, who had missed much of practice this past week due to an illness, was 8-of-12 for 128 yards and a touchdown pass. His backup, Jon Hays, was equally impressive, as he threw for 133 yards, two touchdowns and completed 11-of-13 of his passes - including his first 11.

Wynn's scoring drive came against the number one defense and ended when he found Kenneth Scott for a 7 yard touchdown pass. 

Even better, Coleman Peterson and Nick Marsh, who have been inconsistent throughout camp, were 15-of-18 on field goals, including a 50 yarder from Marsh. 

Thretton Palamo was the leading rusher in the scrimmage today, rushing for 67 yards, though much of that was gained on one play when he broke free for a 56-yard touchdown run. 

John White finished with a touchdown run and 17 total yards, while Harvey Langi finished with 7. 

John Cullen, due to a concussion, and DeVonte Christopher, sprained ankle, both sat out this scrimmage. It's unknown when Cullen will return, but Christopher should be back by mid-week. 

Hopefully this means the Utes' offense is finally over the hump. 

Non-scrimmage notes: Josh Gordon has arrived in Salt Lake City and is expected to join the team after the coaches look a bit more into his background. It appears Gordon contacted the coaching staff first, so it's not like they were actively searching for new talent. 

The Media Poll was also released today and the Utes received votes, though weren't ranked. They came in at 30th overall, just behind SC (25th) and Arizona State (UR) from the South.