It was all Utah down in Vegas this afternoon, as the Utes rolled over Colorado State, enroute to a 45-10 win in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. Here are three quick takeaways from the beat down in Vegas.
Aggressive offenses are productive offenses
Utah opened the game with a double pass that resulted in a deep bomb from Travis Wilson to Kaelin Clay to get Utah into scoring position early in the game. Rarely, if at all, in this game did it feel that Utah, and Dave Christensen, sat back and took the air out of the ball. While Travis Wilson did miss some throws, the play calling was diverse and kept CSU off balance.
Utah's defense wore down CSU
Early in the game, CSU did a solid job protecting quarterback Garrett Grayson, but as the game went along, it just felt like the dam was about to break, and break it did. Late in the third quarter and into the fourth quarter, Utah's front four started to get home. Grayson was forced to make quick decisions and rushed some throws. The dam finally gave way, while getting sacked Grayson had a ball tipped into the air which allowed senior linebacker Jacoby Hale to finish his career in a
Devontae Booker is special
Possibly the most obvious statement out there, but Booker just makes the game easier for this offense. Booker finished with 162 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown run that kept CSU at bay early in this game. The question now is whether Booker will come back or try to make a living in the NFL. If he does, indeed, come back, Utah has a major building block heading into spring and the 2015 season.
Travis Wilson kept his name in contention for starting QB
What are some of your quick reactions to the blow out win by the Utes?