Utah lost to UCLA Thursday night, but Utah fans still have to be encouraged by what they saw out of the Utes. Sure, an upset would have been great and given Utah the elusive signature win it seeks, but at least there was improvement over Utah's past performances.
It was a question even after the Utes beat BYU if Utah's defense was indeed improving. After Thursday no one can argue that it isn't.
Keith McGill, Davion Orphey, Mike Honeycutt and others all made some nice plays. Granted it wasn't enough to totally stop UCLA's offense, but Utah still gave up just 10 points off five turnovers.<