Oct 3, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes wide receiver Sean Fitzgerald (83) recovers an onside kick against the UCLA Bruins in the fourth quarter at Rice-Eccles Stadium UCLA Bruins won 34-27 over the Utah Utes. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Thoughts From The Fourth Row

Oct 3, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Cameron Judge (45) tackles Utah Utes wide receiver Delshawn McClellon (10) out of bounds during a kick off return. UCLA Bruins won 34-27 over the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Editors Note: Everyone give a warm hearty welcome to the newest addition to Hoyo’s Revenge Spencer “Utah” Jack.  I’m excited to have him as he’s both a big Ute fan and geeked up to do this sort of thing.  He’s got a little bio about himself.  The most fascinating fact has to be he was educated in Alabama but retained both the ability to read and write.  Welcome aboard.

Bio:

Just to introduce myself real quick, my name is Spencer Jack. I’m originally from Riverton, Utah where I lived until I was about 14. I grew up attending all the football and basketball games at the U and was always raised to cheer for the Utes. When I was 14, I moved to Hoover, Alabama where I graduated high school. Now I’m back out in Salt Lake for school and am a 4th row member of the MUSS (Mighty Utah Student Section). I’m also the head Brand Ambassador at the University of Utah for a new, sports-only, social media app, Fancred.

Thoughts from the Fourth Row

No need to sugar coat it, you can never expect to win a game with 6 interceptions thrown. Not saying the blame should be put on Travis, but you just can’t win with that many turnovers.

Coming into the game, the country wrote this off as an easy UCLA win against a “struggling” Utah program. As Ute fans, we know better than that. UCLA fans also know better than that….they hadn’t forgotten the last two trips the Bruins made to Salt Lake.

From kickoff, this game was bound to be a good one. Both offenses started out the game firing on all cylinders. As expected, Wilson and Hundley performed well in the first quarter.  But things took an interesting turn throughout the game and I came to a conclusion: Brett Hundley is an AVERAGE quarterback in the PAC 12. All this talk about Hundley for Heisman should be quieted if the nation actually turned on FOX Sports 1 to watch this game. Yeah he ended up being the winning quarterback and only threw 1 interception (albeit a costly one), but this kid is no better than Chuckie Heisman or Sean Mannion.

Now that we’ve got that settled; I was impressed by the coaching staff at Utah yet again and am confident they are among the best in the country. The Utes were disciplined and focused throughout the game, even with the turnover struggles. From what I saw, Utah was very classy and didn’t react to taunting or trash talk from the Bruins. UCLA seemed to have no class and were pointing at fans and acting like they run the place. Isn’t it nice that the Utes aren’t the ones deemed “classless” this season. How about that for a change?

This is a very good Utah football team who is going to pull off an upset or two this season. After the game, the players seemed embarrassed for dropping another PAC 12 game at home. And I like to see that because that means they are going to work even harder this week. I’m excited for what’s to come to the football program on The Hill in the next few years.

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