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Ten yards tell only part of the story. In a 24-17 win over Michigan, Utah quarterback Travis Wilson opened the season with a 208-yard passing production Thursday. That’s barely 10 yards more than the Utes’ average last season, when their …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Michigan Wolverines running back Ty Isaac (32) feels the Utah pressure in game action at Rice Eccles Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Utah football: Utes have ‘a lot of things to clean up’ as Aggies loom
    They beat an opponent with 11 national championships. They beat — gasp — Jim Harbaugh. Per custom, the Utes twice sang “Utah Man” — first, in step wit...
    Updated Sep 04 2015 08:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Boise State over Washington, Arizona State over Texas A&M
    The Pac-12 made it through the first day of the college football season unbeaten, but that's only because the calendar had turned to Friday morning in...
    Updated Sep 04 2015 07:06 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) runs past Michigan Wolverines linebacker Joe Bolden (35) and Michigan Wolverines defensive tackle Willie Henry (69) during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Utah defeated Michigan 24-17. Utah football extras: Gionni Paul regrets mental mistakes in otherwise standout performance (with video)
    But for two plays, Gionni Paul would be getting a pat on the back. Even as Kyle Whittingham talked about his senior linebacker’s gravest error Thursda...
    Updated Sep 04 2015 12:48 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes wide receiver Bubba Poole (8) runs the ball during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Utah is winning 10-3 at halftime. Boxscore: Utah 24, Michigan 17
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    Updated Sep 03 2015 11:03 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes defensive back Marcus Williams (20) intercepts the ball past Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Grant Perry (9) during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Utah is winning 10-3 at halftime. Utah football: Justin Thomas, secondary help Utes with picks (with video)
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh watches as Utah Utes defensive back Justin Thomas (12) runs for a touchdown at Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday September 3, 2015.  Thomas ran for 55 yards for a game-clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter after intercepting a pass from Michigan Wolverines quarterback Jake Rudock. Utah defeated Michigan 24-17. Monson: Utes steal Jim Harbaugh’s show (with video)
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Utah Utes linebacker Jared Norris (41) takes down Michigan Wolverines tight end Jake Butt (88) in game action at Rice Eccles Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Kragthorpe: Ute defense delivers in a sterling season debut (with video)
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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    Given that Jim Harbaugh might’ve been the biggest personality on Utah’s campus on Thursday night, it seems there was only room enough for one of him. ...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes linebacker Jared Norris (41) takes down Michigan Wolverines tight end Jake Butt (88) in game action at Rice Eccles Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Utah football: Utes beat Michigan 24-17 in highly anticipated season opener (with video)
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Ute quarterback Travis Wilson runs a play during practice Monday August 17.  Assistant head coach Dennis Erickson, left, and head coach Kyle Whittingham, right. 
Analysis: Utah-Michigan Position Preview
    The hype and anticipation is finally near its end. All eyes will be on Salt Lake City Thursday night as Jim Harbaugh, a near mythical figure since tak...
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    (Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah's Jared Norris (41) just misses a tackle on Michigan's Derrick Green (27) as the Utes face the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Game guide: Stout front sevens, bruising ground games, QB questions relate Utah and Michigan
    On paper, in some ways, Utah and Michigan are not so different. You’d expect both to hang their hats on physical play in the trenches. Both have dept...
    Updated Sep 03 2015 04:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Michigan cornerback Morgan Trent, right, watches Utah quarterback Brian Johnson throw a pass in the first half of the Utes' 25-23 win over the Wolverines on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding) Pac-12 picks: Utes over Michigan, Colorado over Hawaii
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  • Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh introduces his team to fans and media at Michigan Stadium, during the NCAA college football team's annual media day in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Ding) Detroit News: Michigan must be strong at trench warfare
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    (Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah's Jared Norris (41) just misses a tackle on Michigan's Derrick Green (27) as the Utes face the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

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    Updated Sep 02 2015 11:51 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

University of Utah quarterback Travis Wilson throws a side-arm pass to running back Devontae Booker during practice in Salt Lake City, Friday, August 21, 2015.  l Utah football: Will it come to pass? Utes’ biggest hope for improvement is through the air
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  • (Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah's Devontae Booker (23) is tackled by Michigan's Frank Clark (57) as the Utes face the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

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    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:33 pm   |     |   Share
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Ute quarterback Travis Wison looks downfield for an open receiver in scrimmage Wednesday August 12. Price of tickets for Utah-Michigan game rises to nearly $400
    The average secondhand asking price for Utah’s Thursday night opener against Michigan — Jim Harbaugh’s debut, in case you hadn’t heard — is $382.15, a...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michigan quarterbacks Zach Gentry (10), Shane Morris (7), and Jake Rudock (15) pose for a photo  in Michigan Stadium during the NCAA college football team's annual media day in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Ding) Detroit News: Jim Harbaugh has his QB starter, but he’s not saying who
    Michigan’s starting quarterback and backup quarterback already know who they are for the season opener on Thursday at Utah. But Michigan coach Jim Har...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah football: John Baxter, Michigan’s special teams coordinator, has love for Utah
    John Baxter could well have been coaching from the home sideline Thursday night. The son-in-law of Ron McBride and a longtime friend of Kyle Whittingh...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 07:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 4, 2015, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh walks the field between downs during the NCAA college football team's spring game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Now Harbaugh will finally begin coaching the Wolverines in some actual games _ but no matter how this first season in Ann Arbor goes, the quirky, khaki-wearing coach has unified a fractured Michigan fan base.  (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File) Utah football: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh has ‘no off switch’
    He had a golden arm, but he might be best known for his mouth. Jim Harbaugh, after all, was the one who as a star quarterback guaranteed a win against...
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  • Utah NCAA college football quarterback Travis Wilson speaks with reporters during a news conference Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have been one of the biggest storylines headed into the 2015 college football season season, but Utah is the actual favorite in the season opener. The Utes have felt like an afterthought and are eager to prove otherwise. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah football: Travis Wilson validated, confident ahead of Michigan start (with video)
    For a guy who didn’t actually lose the starting quarterback job, Travis Wilson had been waiting a while for validation. On Monday morning, he seemed r...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 10:24 pm   |     |   Share