Oct 12, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Stanford Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) fumbles as he is hit by Utah Utes defensive end Nate Orchard (8) during the second half at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah defeated Stanford 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Ok it’s a day later and I’m still fired up.
First let me apologize for being late to the party. I had tickets to the Arizona Red and Blue game and the Ute game was at the same time. So through the magic of a DVR I watched it as it it were live (except commercials). And WOW…. WOW…. WOW
(Side note: go ahead and give the Pac-12 title to Arizona and book them a ticket to the Final Four. Aaron Gordon is really good)
Second, I called this upset in August, seriously check the blog. And my heart called it a week ago.
So where to start. How about the game plan by Mr. Dennis Erickson. The first thing I thought was there is some idiot fan out there mad because we keep throwing swing passes. Then I thought holy crap we’re going to make Stanford chase us side to side all night long and if they adjust they get a big ol dose of Bubba Poole right up the gut. It’s great having the old man in the booth.
Also one more shout out to Travis Wilson who I think was playing without a thumb. You’ve got big giant massive HUEVOS kid.
Dres Anderson, I love you man, I really do.
And then on to the defense. Suddenly we have linebackers, Pac-12 talent linebackers. And the D-Line is just doin’ work keeping Mr. Hogan inside the pocket. In fact between Kalani and Erickson, I put our coordinators up against anyone right now. AND YES I’M FEELING IT TODAY SO DON’T ARGUE WITH ME.
The Montgomery kid for Stanford is a man and will earn a paycheck to play this game. And man David Shaw is nothing but class. What a seriously likeable guy.
I don’t know what more to say about this. It was an all around fantastic win. WAR UTAH, WAR FINALLY PROVING WE BELONG.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY.