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YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET, FINICKY UTES SAY

Watch out Western Athletic Conference foes.

If you listen to the stars of the unbeaten University of Utah football team - to paraphrase an old song - you ain't seen nothing yet. Just wait until Utah puts it all together, they're implying.Neither quarterback Mike McCoy nor defensive tackle Luther Elliss was particularly thrilled with the Utes' "overall" play Saturday in a 34-16 win over Oregon. They were happy to come out of Autzen Stadium with a win, but they sure weren't doing backflips over it.

"Overall it was not a great day for us," said McCoy. "We were always hurting ourselves. After the first quarter, it didn't seem like we moved the ball very easily."

Elliss echoed McCoy, saying, "Overall it was kind of disappointing. We didn't play that well. We made a lot of mistakes that hurt us."

Geez, what does it take to please these guys? They've outscored three opponents by 132-33, clearly won the statistical battle in each game and they're still not happy?

Well, it's evident to anyone who's seen all three games that the jury is still out on this Ute team. They've shown they certainly have the talent to be a force in the upcoming WAC race, but some sort of consistency and continuity is still missing.

The Utes begin a stretch of eight straight WAC games Saturday night when they play host to Wyoming at 7 p.m. in Rice Stadium.

"We've got to come out and win all four quarters," said McCoy.

So far the Utes have relied on big plays in each of their three wins, which was the case at Oregon.

After falling behind 10-7 because of back-to-back turnovers at their own 18-yard line, the Utes came up with their first two big plays.

The first was Jason Jones' shocking run up the middle off a fake field goal. Then came Kareem Leary's 38-yard interception return for a touchdown. The two scores, near the end of the first half, came a little over a minute apart and propelled Utah to an 11-point halftime lead.

Oregon dominated the first 13 minutes of the third quarter to get within five points. Then came another couple of big Ute plays.

On 3rd and 15 at their own 28, the Utes converted on a pass from McCoy to Rob Hamilton coming out of the backfield. Hamilton crossed over the middle and beat the Oregon linebacker to the outside, caught the ball and sprinted up the sidelines for a 41-yard gain.

"That third and long pass was a huge play," said Ute coach Ron McBride. "We weren't going anywhere and the game was still in doubt."

Two plays later, McCoy followed up with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Deron Claiborne to make it 28-16.

UTE NOTES: The Utes outgained the Ducks 421 yards to 264 . . . Key Ute numbers - McCoy 28 of 39 for 309 yards, Curtis Marsh 9 catches for 82 yards, Claiborne 8 catches for 92 yards, Elliss 8 unassisted tackles and Bronzell Miller and Jeff Kaufusi, two sacks apiece . . . Longtime Oregon coach Rich Brooks was already under pressure before the loss but got beat up by the local media after the loss to Utah . . . Utah's only injury was a ankle sprain to center Lance Scott. He's doubtful for this week.