Well, we may as well watch some Utah football tonight. The Utes return to the field, and for the first time since 2008 they will start on the road. Rather than Michigan, who was the 2008 opponent, they’ll start in Provo for the 100th Holy War against BYU.
The No. 14 ranked Utes will be kicking off arguably the most anticipated season since 2004. This squad has all the makings of a special team, and they are hoping to kick it off on the right foot tonight.
The offense will be anchored by Tyler Huntley, a 3-year starting senior quarterback for the Utes, who missed he last five games of last season with a collarbone injury. Beside him will be senior All-American candidate Zack Moss, who missed the same five games with a knee injury. Both of them give the Utes an impressive one-two punch. The Utes will also be welcoming back Britain Covey from a knee injury. He did say he will play, but we’ll see how many snaps he gets, as I imagine the plan is to work him back over the course of the non-conference season to get ready for Pac-12 play. All of this is behind a rebuilt offensive line, with two new starters.
The Utes defense has all the accolades that you could imagine a group having, from the front four to the back five. This group has NFL players all over it. The question is at linebacker, namely the depth, and they’ll get tested tonight against a good pass catching tight end in Matt Bushman. Hopefully Francis Bernard can keep his emotions in check, with this being his return to Lavell Edwards Stadium.
It will be a long night, as it usually is with these late kickoffs, but this is how you can check out the game.
8:15 p.m. MT | Aug. 29, 2019 | Lavell Edwards Stadium
Radio: ESPN 700
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