OFFENSE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFENSE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah football notes — turnover battle critical for Utes against Michigan (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58417498-59/michigan-game-gardner-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58417498-59/michigan-game-gardner-offense.html.csp">Utah football notes — turnover battle critical for Utes against Michigan (VIDEO)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T17:23:02.912-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Those who hunt for so-called "X-factors" in football games needn't look any further than the turnover margin when the Utes take on Michigan on Saturday. Both coaches agree: That's where the game will be won or lost. And neither team's defense has been all that great at creating those chances thus far this year. "Turnover battle is huge every week," Kyle Whittingham said. "Right now on the season we're even in the turnover margin. We're doing a very good job offensively taking care of the footbal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417498@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:23:02 MDT Live blog: Wake Forest 7-0, Aggies need to focus on run game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58410436-55/aggies-game-keeton-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58410436-55/aggies-game-keeton-offense.html.csp">Live blog: Wake Forest 7-0, Aggies need to focus on run game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T17:46:23.195-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 05:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chuckie Keeton promised the offense would be better this week, but so far the quarterback looks like he is pressing too much to make that happen. Keeton has thrown one interception off a bad decision and has had two other balls that were nearly picked off. Waiting for the Aggies to turn to the run game to get the offense going like it did last week. Like the way JoJo Natson is finding the edges, perhaps the Aggies can get him more involved.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58410436@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:46:23 MDT Prep football: Britain Covey leads Timpview over Salem Hills, 42-21 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58408633-190/timpview-yards-covey-gustin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58408633-190/timpview-yards-covey-gustin.html.csp">Prep football: Britain Covey leads Timpview over Salem Hills, 42-21</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jon Clifford</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:21:16.491-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salem • Timpview’s Britain Covey stood tall in the quarterback matchup against a counterpart who physically towers over him, and the Thunderbirds continued their run through whatever Region 8 and Class 4A throws its way. Covey accounted for 448 yards of total offense and five touchdowns as Timpview thumped host Salem Hills 42-21 in the region opener for both teams. It’s Timpview’s 16th consecutive victory. “It was a tough game. It really was a battle,” said the senior, who outdueled Skyhawks’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408633@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:21:16 MDT Prep football: Herriman 27, Lone Peak 6 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58408820-190/herriman-lone-offense-peak.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58408820-190/herriman-lone-offense-peak.html.csp">Prep football: Herriman 27, Lone Peak 6</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kevin Winters Morriss</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:21:16.434-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Herriman • Quarterback Braydon Kener kept it simple when describing his offensive line. “All the confidence in the world. They’re my family,” the Herriman senior said. The Mustangs rode their offensive line for most of the night to dump Region 4 foe Lone Peak 27-6 on Friday. “That’s the kind of offense we’ve been running, that kind of downhill offense,” said Herriman offensive lineman Andre James, who already committed to UCLA. Herriman’s offense rarely let the Knights on the field. The Mustangs...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408820@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:21:16 MDT Prep football: Tooele 21, Grantsville 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352959-190/grantsville-tooele-brady-yard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352959-190/grantsville-tooele-brady-yard.html.csp">Prep football: Tooele 21, Grantsville 0</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T10:22:52.573-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grantsville • What’s in a name? If you’re a Tooele High School Brady, it’s about 160 yards of offense, three touchdowns and a pass deflection, just for good measure. Brothers Ryan and Jake Brady were dominant Friday for Tooele as the team cruised past rival Grantsville 21-0. Ryan, the quarterback, had 77 yards of offense and a pair of passing touchdowns. Jake, the running back, racked up 96 yards and a touchdown of his own. Rounding out the brotherly group is Tooele head coach Kyle Brady, who...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352959@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:22:52 MDT Pac-12 picks: UCLA, Washington hope for complete games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58406190-89/state-mdt-washington-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58406190-89/state-mdt-washington-pac.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: UCLA, Washington hope for complete games</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T15:34:39.17-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pac-12 football teams will be in action for more than 12 hours continuously Saturday, from an 11 a.m. PDT kickoff at Oregon to a finish approaching midnight at Arizona. The schedule includes one FCS opponent, one conference games and a few potentially interesting contests, including one neutral-site game. A closer look: Wyoming at Oregon, Noon MDT, Pac-12 Networks After last week’s second-half surge to a victory over Michigan State, the Ducks have an easier test against Wyoming. The Cowboys d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406190@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:34:39 MDT Utah State football: Aggies in search of win, identity vs. Wake Forest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58406441-89/aggies-state-forest-wake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58406441-89/aggies-state-forest-wake.html.csp">Utah State football: Aggies in search of win, identity vs. Wake Forest</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:22:34.755-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Asked this week what he thought of the strengths of the various conferences this season, Utah State coach Matt Wells acknowledged he hadn’t seen enough other teams to have an informed opinion. He has been too busy figuring out what kind of team he has to worry about anyone else. The Aggies knew this would be a bit of a rebuilding year in some areas. However, the return of Chuckie Keeton and running back Joe Hill made the Aggies hopeful their offense would find its old form. But now, as t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406441@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:22:34 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU’s defense comes through when it counts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58405107-77/byu-game-defense-houston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58405107-77/byu-game-defense-houston.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU’s defense comes through when it counts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Kurt Kragthorpe Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:28:45.178-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The pass sailed over the middle toward Houston’s wide-open receiver, and here came BYU safety Craig Bills, separating the ball from the visiting Cougar player on the first scrimmage play of Thursday night’s game. That was a good start. And in the end, BYU’s defense was asked to make one last stop. The home team delivered, as Houston quarterback John O’Korn fired three straight incompletions to halt a drive that potentially could have tied the game, and BYU’s offense proceeded to run out ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58405107@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:45 MDT Utah football notes: Running back battle stays hot (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58399526-89/poole-yards-booker-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58399526-89/poole-yards-booker-week.html.csp">Utah football notes: Running back battle stays hot (VIDEO)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T23:13:35.399-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If there’s a theme to this fall, it might well be this: The Utes have no problem breeding competition within their own ranks. They did it at quarterback. Guard. Defensive line. Corner. One place where the battle is still burning — and may in fact be more intense since the games began — is runningback, where Bubba Poole and Devontae Booker have been named co-starters for the first time this week. It’s a move that’s been a long time coming, if not printed on the depth chart, than at least in spiri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399526@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:13:35 MDT Keep tabs on the opponents, catch up with the MWC notebook http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58398135-55/game-yards-week-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58398135-55/game-yards-week-state.html.csp">Keep tabs on the opponents, catch up with the MWC notebook</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T11:07:02.761-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 11:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This is a notebook compiled by MWC beat writers that is produced weekly. Enjoy! MOUNTAIN DIVISIONAIR FORCEIn giving up just 51 rushing yards and holding Wyoming to 17 points, Air Force proved to itself that its defensive improvements are, in fact, for real.The downside, of course, was that those 17 points were four more than the Falcons' offense scored."If you play well for 57 minutes and then the last three let it go and don't come home with a victory, we didn't do our job," Air Force defensiv...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398135@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:07:02 MDT Utah football: Utes feeling positive, healing during bye week (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58389386-89/game-michigan-whittingham-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58389386-89/game-michigan-whittingham-utes.html.csp">Utah football: Utes feeling positive, healing during bye week (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T23:13:07.899-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Travis Wilson would play Michigan on Thursday night if he could. The way the Utah offense has rolled, scoring 115 points in two games, and the way the defense is one of the top-sacking units in the country, the Utes appear primed. And with Michigan getting blitzed 37-0 by Notre Dame, the Wolverines look wounded and ripe for a strike. But hey, a break has its perks as well. “It’s getting a little getting a little extra time to prepare for them,” he said. “We’re going to take full advantage.” Fro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389386@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:13:07 MDT Kragthorpe: Seahawks, 49ers impressive in NFL openers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58388368-77/nfl-seahawks-teams-seattle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58388368-77/nfl-seahawks-teams-seattle.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Seahawks, 49ers impressive in NFL openers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.424-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before the Arizona Cardinals become one of the last two teams to kick off the NFL season Monday night, they have my best wishes. The Cardinals are a decent team, and they’re doomed. That’s because they play in the NFC West, which means they have to meet Seattle and San Francisco four times in 2014. That makes it just about impossible for Arizona to make the playoffs, even as a wild card. The NFL’s first 14 games of the schedule, with two more to come Monday, have driven home the point that pro f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388368@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT Pac-12 round-up — Oregon stands out in tough weekend for North Division http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58388526-89/oregon-state-2-0-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58388526-89/oregon-state-2-0-defense.html.csp">Pac-12 round-up — Oregon stands out in tough weekend for North Division</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.38-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There can be only one ... in the Pac-12 North, I mean. The Oregon Ducks celebrated a huge win over Big 10 powerhouse Michigan State - avenging a conference Rose Bowl defeat last year, as it were - and moved up to a No. 2 national ranking. Meanwhile, the rest of the North ain't looking so hot: Stanford lost, Wazzu lost, Washington and Oregon State rung up unconvincing victories over not-great teams. The team that came off second-best was ... Cal? What is the world coming to? Anyhow, here's your r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388526@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT Utah football: Offense passes test against Bulldogs (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58382670-89/yards-christensen-utah-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58382670-89/yards-christensen-utah-offense.html.csp">Utah football: Offense passes test against Bulldogs (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:57.883-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Either Dave Christensen finally solved Tim DeRuyter’s defense, his personnel at Utah is just that much better than they were at Wyoming, or a little bit of both. Utah totaled 526 yards against Fresno State in Saturday’s 59-27 blowout at Rice-Eccles. To put that in perspective, Christensen averaged 238 per game against DeRuyter’s defenses at Air Force and Wyoming. “Really pleased with the offense,” said head coach Kyle Whittingham after the game. “The tempo, the execution, it was really clean.” A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382670@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:57 MDT Live blog: Aggies' defense steps up big http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58383564-55/defense-aggies-game-leading.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58383564-55/defense-aggies-game-leading.html.csp">Live blog: Aggies' defense steps up big</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T21:26:02.506-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 09:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Credit the Aggies' defense for coming up big in tonight's game as they close out the Bengals with Utah State leading 33-13 in the closing minutes. Utah State's defense intercepted ISU quarterback Justin Arias three times, with the turnovers leading to two touchdowns and a field goal. Jalen Davis had two of the interceptions and Brian Suite had the other one. Overall it has been a solid showing by the defense. The same couldn't be said of the offense as it is still struggling to find its identity...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58383564@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:26:02 MDT Prep football: Corner Canyon 38, Westlake 10 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58380716-190/game-canyon-corner-westlake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58380716-190/game-canyon-corner-westlake.html.csp">Prep football: Corner Canyon 38, Westlake 10</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:34.031-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Draper • The 43-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage was a left jab. Five plays later, another score on a two-yard toss, a right hook. Before Westlake could even get in the game, Corner Canyon had used the opposing team as a punching bag and jumped to an early two-touchdown lead. A heavyweight taking on a featherweight was the theme of the night, as Corner Canyon took up-and-comer Westlake down 38-10. The play was sloppy at times, but the Chargers took advantage of a stingy defense,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58380716@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:34 MDT Utah State football: Aggies hope to correct mistakes vs. Idaho State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378714-77/aggies-state-utah-third.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378714-77/aggies-state-utah-third.html.csp">Utah State football: Aggies hope to correct mistakes vs. Idaho State</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T17:22:56.581-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 05:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • The Utah State Aggies are heading into their home opener determined to prove a point, one that has nothing to do with Saturday’s opponent, Idaho State, and everything to do with themselves. The Aggies intend to show that last Sunday’s humbling 38-7 loss at Tennessee — the program’s worst since a 50-10 defeat to Boise State in 2010 — isn’t indicative of the Aggie football program. The Aggies feel their program has come a long way since then. And while they know that even a good ol’-fashio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378714@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 17:22:56 MDT Kragthorpe: Oregon faces defining game vs. Michigan State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58365586-89/oregon-state-michigan-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58365586-89/oregon-state-michigan-game.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Oregon faces defining game vs. Michigan State</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:07.787-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The college football world is waiting for another opportunity to dismiss Oregon as a novelty act. Whenever the No. 3 Ducks play a tough, traditional opponent such as No. 7 Michigan State, the game becomes a referendum on Oregon’s style of play and the entire culture of the program. So Oregon will have something to prove again Saturday, when the Spartans visit Autzen Stadium for the biggest nonconference game of the season involving a Pac-12 school. This is a classic matchup of style and substan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365586@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:07 MDT In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358467-77/nfl-says-teams-calling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358467-77/nfl-says-teams-calling.html.csp">In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARRY WILNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T17:16:22.141-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 05:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles. “We are a copycat league, you bet,” he says. “If Peyton and Philip and Brees and Brady are doing something that’s good, then go out and try to do the same thing.” Easier said than done if you don’t have such star quarterbacks, but Vincent’s point is well taken. The NFL’s head of football operations, a star player for 15 pro seasons and former president of the players’ union, recognizes that trends always will be a pa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583584672014-09-02T17:16:22.141-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T17:16:22.141-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358467@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:16:22 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU quarterback Taysom Hill shines in season opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58353228-88/hill-byu-cougars-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58353228-88/hill-byu-cougars-season.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU quarterback Taysom Hill shines in season opener</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T14:23:18.204-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East Hartford, Conn As a starting point, the BYU Cougars finished nicely. Mostly, anyway. After leaving so much undone last season, quarterback Taysom Hill and the BYU offense completed a significant chunk of their work Friday in a 35-10 defeat of Connecticut at Rentschler Field. The Cougars’ ability to finish drives in the first half was impressive, and so was their closing shot. Hill’s touchdown run topped a late 90-yard drive that seemingly was a product of some unnecessary urgency, but it ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353228@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:23:18 MDT