Utah v Stanford: Seems Like Respect is Coming


Oct 3, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; General view of Rice-Eccles Stadium during the NCAA football game between the UCLA Bruins and the Utah Utes. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Utah is kind of a unique test case in college football.  The Utes are really the only non-BCS team to move up to a serious BCS conference.  I mean I know a couple of schools jumped to the Big East or whatever it’s called now, but if you moved the Big East out of the East, they’d be the Mountain West if you get my drift.  So it was kind of curious to see how the Utes would handle the jump.

And the results haven’t been awesome.  But at the same time, it would be unfair to acknowledge that some additional things work against Utah.  Like the issues at QB, put in motion long before we were headed to the land of swimming pools and movie stars.

So here we are headed to play one of the best team in the nation in the Stanford Cardinal.

The line opens at -10, and what does it do, drop as far as -8.5 or -8.  Now before someone comes running in here to explain point spreads, calm down I get it.  But that means more than a little bit of money out there was flowing to Utah at -10.  I suppose when you throw six picks and still nearly tied the UCLA Bruins that comes.

So while I REALLY REALLY want this game this weekend, I think win or lose the one thing we are gaining slowly but surely is respect.

Of course winning would be fun too.