It’s November, and there is big-time football for the Utes to play in these last four games of the season. The opponents may not be the best, but Utah needs to take care of business to keep the pole position in the Pac-12 South. The first of the final four for the Utes is Stanford in Palo Alto.
The question for this game is who will be available to play for the Cardinal? The QB and some of their top pass catchers are questionable, per David Shaw. Utah’s young defense has been inconsistent this season, but they are loaded with talent. Stanford is fighting for bowl eligibility, but they have a shocking win over Oregon from a few weeks back, so they’ve shown they can play a good football game. Stanford does have a knack for beating the Ducks, though.
For the Utes, can the offense keep up their momentum and pressure Stanford to keep pace. I don’t anticipate much of a home-field advantage for the Cardinal; in fact, I think Utah fans may outnumber Stanford fans in this game. I’m hoping we’ll see Rising continue his great play and keep the offense on schedule. The one-two punch of him and the trio of Utah running backs is a fun one to watch, and then they pull the tight ends and wideouts into the game; it’s a dynamic group.
Utah can get one step closer with a win on Friday night, and here’s how to watch it:
TV: Fox Sports 1