Utah Utes (6-1) Week 9
Utah is this year’s sleeper team in college football. Their rankings have slipped recently but that shouldn’t worry Utah Utes fans. AP Top 25 rank Utah at 13th for week 9 and the Coaches Poll at a ranking of 14.
They sent a message to college football at the beginning of the season with a 24-17 win over Michigan. The team has great offensive weapon in running back Devontae Booker, who has 783 yds. and 8 TDs. But, quarterback Travis Wilson’s has regressed this season with only 978 yds., 7 TDs and 3 INTs. Utah has a pretty good offense, but their defense can use improvement against the run as they’re ranked 95th in the nation when it comes to stopping the run. Utah is a strong contender for a playoff spot, but USC or UCLA would love to dash their national championship hopes.