Utah Fans React To USC Postgame Comments

Oct 22, 2018, 4:58 PM | Updated: 5:35 pm
The Utah Utes celebrate after defeating the USC Trojans in NCAA football in Salt Lake City on Satur...
The Utah Utes celebrate after defeating the USC Trojans in NCAA football in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Ravell Call/Deseret News)
(Ravell Call/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The University of Utah football team won their third straight game as they knocked off the USC Trojans, 41-28.

Utes Started Slow

Utah trailed 14-0 in the first quarter of the game, starting with USC quarterback JT Daniels hitting wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. on a 34 yard pass.

Former Bingham Miner and current USC defensive tackle Jay Tufele ran in a fumble recovery 48 yards for a touchdown, giving the Trojans the early advantage. Fans were ready to give up on the Utes when they gave up the two scores.

Utah Turns On The Offense

Following the 14-0 hole that Utah was in, they scored 34 unanswered led by quarterback Tyler Huntley, who accounted for all of the touchdowns. He threw three touchdowns through the air and added another score on the ground.

Huntley finished with a career-tying 371 yards passing and four touchdowns.

Utah fans and media were impressed with the run that the Utes went on.

Utah’s Defense Was Tremendous

They held USC to just 3-of-14 on third down conversions and forced two turnovers. The Trojans compiled 205 total yards while Utah’s offense put up 541 yards.

Trojans’ Fans In Panic Mode

The loss to the Utes has put the Trojans in a tough situation, they are 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the Conference. Utah holds the top spot in the South Division and would win the tiebreaker with USC if they ended the season with identical records because of the Utes winning the head-to-head match up.

USC Players Do Not Credit Utah

Following the game, USC players were conducting interviews in the locker room. They didn’t give any credit to the Utes, neither did uscfootball.com.

Utah’s football responded on Twitter by starting the hashtag #JustARegularTeam.

Utah will face UCLA on Friday at the Rose Bowl at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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