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Utes in the Pros: Week 9 Preview, Week 8 Recap

Nov 4, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – Entering week nine, the University of Utah will have 15 former Utes on the gridiron this weekend set to battle it out with their respective teams.

Through eight weeks of play, several Utes and their teams are sitting at the top of the standings. Leki Fotu and the Arizona Cardinals (7-1) suffered its first loss of the season, but are in a three-way tie for the top spot in the league with Terrell Burgess, Matt Gay and the Los Angeles Rams (7-1) along with the Green Bay Packers (7-1).

Zack Moss and Star Lotulelei continue their strong play as the Buffalo Bills (5-2) have a firm lead in the AFC East. Coming off a bye week, Tyler Huntley and the Baltimore Ravens (5-2) look to extend their lead in the AFC North after the New York Jets (2-5) stunned the Cincinnati Bengals (5-3) last Sunday.  

How to watch your Utes in Week 9 (Active Players)

Date Game Time (MT) TV Utes to Watch
Thurs., Nov. 4 NY Jets at Indianapolis 6:20 p.m.             FOX #40 Javelin Guidry (NY Jets) 
Sun., Nov. 7 Atlanta at New Orleans 11 a.m. FOX #43 Marcus Williams (New Orleans)
Sun., Nov. 7 Denver at Dallas 11 a.m. FOX #72 Garett Bolles (Denver)
#81 Tim Patrick (Denver)
Sun., Nov. 7 Minnesota at Baltimore 11 a.m. FOX #2 Tyler Huntley (Baltimore)
Sun., Nov. 7 Buffalo at Jacksonville 11 a.m. CBS #20 Zack Moss (Buffalo)
#98 Star  Lotulelei (Buffalo)
Sun., Nov. 7 Houston at Miami 11 a.m. FOX #21 Eric Rowe (Miami)
Sun., Nov. 7 Las Vegas at NY Giants 11 a.m. CBS #28 Devontae Booker (NY Giants) 
#78 Jackson Barton (Las Vegas)
Sun., Nov. 7 Arizona at San Francisco 2:25 p.m. FOX #95 Leki Fotu (Arizona) 
#18 Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco)
Sun., Nov. 7 Tennessee at LA Rams 6:20 p.m. NBC #26 Terrell Burgess (LA Rams)
#8 Matt Gay (LA Rams)
Mon., Nov. 8 Chicago at Pittsburgh     6:15 p.m ESPN #33 Jaylon Johnson (Chicago)

In week eight, 13 Utes saw playing time with five earning starting spots.   

Devontae Booker got his third start of the season in the Giants' 20-17 loss against Kansas City, rushing for a season high 60 yards on 15 carries. Booker also tallied a season high in receiving with 65 yards on 5 receptions with his long being a 41-yard gain.

Marcus Williams had a huge day tying a season high eight tackles helping the Saints defeat the reigning Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers 36-27.  

NFL Week 8 Recap

Player, Team Game Result Stats
Cody Barton, Seattle vs. Jacksonville W, 31-7 Played at LB, no stats
Garett Bolles, Denver vs. Washington W, 17-10 Started at LT
Devontae Booker, NY Giants at Kansas City  L, 20-17 Started at RB; 15 rush, 60 yds
Terrell Burgess, LA Rams at Houston W, 38-22 1 tackle
Leki Fotu, Arizona  vs. Green Bay L, 24-21 1 tackle
Matt Gay. LA Rams at Houston W, 38-22 27-yd FGs, 5-5 PATs, 1 Tackle
Javelin Guidry, NY Jets vs. Cincinnati  W, 34-31 3 tackles
Jaylon Johnson vs. San Francisco L, 33-22 Started at CB; 4 tackles, 1 PD
Tim Patrick, Denver vs. Washington W, 17-10 Started at WR; 3 rec., 64 yds
John Penisini, Detroit  vs. Philadelphia  L, 44-6 3 tackles
Eric Rowe,Miami at Buffalo L, 26-11 2 tackles
Marcus Williams, New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay W, 36-27 Started at FS; 8 tackles
Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco at Chicago W, 33-22 Holder