OSU - A huge trap game for the UTES?

Let’s start worrying early.

This is a big game for OSU. They are going to try to use this game to prove they are now a winning PAC-12 program.

OSU is coming off a bye so they have an extra week to prepare. That’s always significant.

For the Utes, this game is sandwiched between 3 huge games (USC, ASU, UCLA). It’s difficult to keep emotions high for a solid month. There’s always a let-down somewhere.

Utes have had their way with OSU lately, winning all 5 games since 2014. Utes could easily overlook them. BUT … OSU has been pretty bad for a while, but showed signs of life last year and is better this year.

Utes are 3-0 at home, but 1-2 on the road. OSU is 3-0 at home (with a big win over UW) and 1-2 on the road. Both teams only road win is at USC!

This one has trap game written all over it.

Way ahead of you on the worry.

That said, I think (hope) this team has learned that you can’t take any opponent for granted. I think (hope) they will be ready to play.


OSU unquestionably has our attention. This will be a tough game in a hostile atmosphere.

The tale of two halves approach isn’t going to get it done in Corvallis.

If we were undefeated and ranked high, sure, it could be a trap. But we’re not, there have already been painful lessons about not showing up.


Utahbopens favored by 4. Utah is winning this by 10


Usually that would mean more but UW is absolute dog$#!+ this year (no pun intended). Would have been a great year for the Utes to play them and have a break from OSU.

Next week feels like a tossup and I have no idea what to expect. All I know is my crew & I will be in Corvallis cheering on our Utes, rain or shine. Hope we have a good contingency of fans there to support this team.