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No big surprise that the Ducks are better than the Utes, who just two seasons back were the winners of only six games. Despite taking a victory from Oregon a season ago — Utah lost to the Ducks twice — it was a bigger surprise that the Utes had two chances to beat a better iteration of them now.
Didn’t happen. It could have happened, but it wouldn’t happen.
"It was a good game," Loveridge said. "Good battle. Good team."
He added that his side’s strong showing against the Ducks shocked none of the Utes:
"We knew we could play with them. We knew we could play with anybody in the league."
So, they can.
The question remains: Can they beat them?
GORDON MONSON hosts "The Big Show" with Spence Checketts weekdays from 3-7 p.m. on 97.5 FM/1280 and 960 AM The Zone.
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