UTAH over Stanford by 3
We think the wrong team is favored here as Stanford’s defense is nowhere near past standards – allowing a staggering 445 YPG. Sure, TB Bryce Love is an absolute stud, averaging an amazing 11.1 yards per carry while leading the nation in rushing (1008 yards, 255 yards ahead of 2nd place rusher, SDSU’s Rashad Penny). He is coming off a 301-yard effort against Arizona State on just 25 carries with TD gallops of 61, 43 and 59 yards (Christian who?). Starting QB Keller Chryst is questionable with a concussion, although K.J. Costello stepped in for Chryst in the UCLA game two weeks ago and has actually given the Cardinal a lift. Meanwhile, Utah has some QB question marks of their own as apparently 2016 starter Troy Williams will take over for starting QB Tyler Huntley (right arm) if he can’t go in this game. However, we just can’t lay points into a team with 140 YPG the better defense and 100 total net YPG overall. No matter who starts under center, Ute need to be with us, as the points become the play in this fray.