Roundup: Utah looking for big road win at Michigan

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The Utes have dominated their first two opponents of 2014, but those games were in the friendly confines of Rice-Eccles. Now a trip to the Big House is on the horizon, so it’s time for Utah to get a road win at Michigan. Utah has only won two road games combined in the last two seasons (at Colorado in 2012, at BYU in 2013).

Washington State

With the 2015 Pac-12 football schedule being released Tuesday, Jacob Thorpe notes that the 2015 Apple Cup will be on Black Friday. It’ll mark the third time in four years that the Cougs and Dawgs will battle on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Arizona State

Steven Lassan of Athlon Sports writes that Taylor Kelly’s injury changes the outlook for Arizona State and the rest of the Pac-12 South.


Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota still leads the HeismanPundit straw poll, with Georgia RB Todd Gurley in second. Also, Mariota is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week.


You’re probably gonna wanna watch “The Drive” tonight, Bruins fan, because it will be all about UCLA beating Texas in dramatic fashion. There’s a teaser for ya.


Daniel Berk informs us that Arizona football is working to force more turnovers, starting this Saturday against Cal. The Wildcats have yet to recover a fumble through three games in 2014.


With Hawai’i coming to town, Kyle Ringo takes a look at Colorado football’s Hawaiian players and the tradition the school has with players from the Aloha State.

Oregon State

Oregon State cornerback Steven Nelson had a pick six to win the game against San Diego State last season, and with the Aztecs making the trip to Corvallis on Saturday, Gina Mizell features Nelson and how he wants to become a “dominant” cornerback.


Fifth-year senior D.J. Morgan has left the USC football team to let his body heal for track season, reports Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times.


Christian Caple notes that the Georgia State coaching staff has many Washington ties, including Panthers head coach Trent Miles, who was a running backs coach at U-Dub. Panthers and Huskies in Seattle Saturday afternoon.


If you ask Cal head coach Sonny Dykes, he’ll tell ya that the Golden Bears’ confidence on the football field is a result of a lot of hard work (Jeff Faraudo on the story here).


Let’s learn about hand placement for a defensive lineman from Stanford defensive tackle David Parry as he shows us all how to get off blocks.

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