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Utah Utes season in review

Sept. 2

Utah 27 Arizona 24

BOTTOM LINE: The Wildcats (1-1) bounced back from loss at Utah to defeat Northern Arizona handily. They face a greater challenge this week with Purdue.

Arizona 31 No. Arizona 12

Sept. 10

Utah 31 Utah State 7

BOTTOM LINE: Brian Johnson completes 18-of-21 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns as the Utes beat the Aggies for the eighth straight year.

Sept. 15

Utah at TCU

5:30 p.m., ESPN

Last week:

SMU 21TCU 10

BOTTOM LINE: The Horned Frogs (1-1) took a lot of luster off of this week's Mountain West Conference opener with the Utes by losing at SMU.

Sept. 22

Air Force at Utah

5:30 p.m., ESPN

Last week:

Air Force 41San Diego St. 29

BOTTOM LINE: At 2-0, the Falcons are off to an unexpectedly good start with wins over Washington and San Diego State. They host Wyoming this week.

Oct. 1

Utah at No. Carolina

TBA

Last week:

Georgia Tech 27North Carolina 21

BOTTOM LINE: After a narrow loss at Georgia Tech in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener, the Tar Heels (0-1) return home to face Wisconsin.

Oct. 8

Utah at Colorado St.

4:30 p.m., KJZZ

Last week:

Minnesota 56Colorado St. 24

BOTTOM LINE: Sonny Lubick's Rams (0-2) are in a tailspin with just one win in their last six games dating back to last season. CSU has a bye this week.

Oct. 15

San Diego St. at Utah

TBA

Last week:

Air Force 41San Diego St. 29

BOTTOM LINE: Texas didn't do the Aztecs (0-2) any favors by winning at Ohio State. The Buckeyes will likely take their frustration out against SDSU this week.

Oct. 22

Utah at UNLV

TBA

Last week:

UNLV 34Idaho 31

BOTTOM LINE: It wasn't easy, but the Rebels (1-1) gave new head coach Mike Sanford his first victory. UNLV travels north to Reno this weekend.

Nov. 5

Wyoming at Utah

TBA

Last week:

Wyoming 38UL-Monroe 0

BOTTOM LINE: After roping an easy win over Louisiana-Monroe, the Cowboys take a 1-1 record into Saturday's league opener at the Air Force Academy.

Nov. 12

New Mexico at Utah

TBA

Last week:

New Mexico 45Missouri 35

BOTTOM LINE: The Lobos are gunning for a 3-0 start. The last hurdle is Saturday's battle for statehood. They'll play host to New Mexico State.

Nov. 19

Utah at BYU

TBA

Last week:

BYU 45Eastern Illinois 10

BOTTOM LINE: After scoring all those touchdowns against a Div. I-AA foe Saturday, the Cougars (1-1) get a little rest and relaxation this week with a bye.