UTAH over San Jose St by 24

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 2-minute Handicap -

The shield-less Spar­tans have cer­tainly been gashed in their two games against FBS foes this sea­son, los­ing 98-22 on the score­board and by a com­bined 613 to­tal yards on the ‘ITS’ score­card. How­ever, like last year when they fell to Utah, 34-17, they catch the Utes in a vul­ner­a­ble spot: af­ter their Holy War with BYU and right be­fore their con­fer­ence opener. We’re not fully com­mit­ted to back­ing Jose but we are a bit wary of lay­ing the boat­load with an ag­gres­sive, de­fen­sive-minded Utah squad (held the Cougars to 233 to­tal yards) that has com­mit­ted 11 penal­ties in each of their first two games, is 1-4 SUATS in their last five af­ter fac­ing BYU and scored more than 27 points (to­day’s num­ber) only six times last sea­son. In other words, this looks to be an­other Holy Bore for a Utes squad that has much big­ger game in mind start­ing next week. With that, we say take it or leave it.

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