Predictions For Utah Football’s 2020 Season

Nov 4, 2020, 10:56 AM

(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)...

(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)

(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The 2020 Utah football season is just days away. That means it’s time to make some predictions.

Former Utah wide receiver Kenneth Scott, punter Tom Hackett (of KSL Sports), Pac-12 Sirius XM host Sean O’Connell (KSL Sports Columnist) and myself previewed the season on the KSL Sports Facebook page, periscope and YouTube Channel.

We broke down the offense and how dangerous it could be this season and how the defense can get through their growing pains as well as season predictions.

Check out the full preview show, below.

Record Predictions

We predicted what Utah’s record will be by the end of the first six games (given that they play every game).

Sean O’Connell: 3-3 (losses to Arizona State and USC were mentioned)

Kenneth Scott: 4-2 (best case) or 3-3 (worse case)

Tom Hackett: 4-2 (losses to Arizona State and USC)

Trevor Allen: 4-2 (losses to Arizona State and USC)

2020 Utah Rushing Leader

It’s hard to replace Zack Moss. Utah will go with a more “by committee” approach. Moss ran for 1,416 yards last season. Here are the predictions on who will lead the team in rushing in 2020.

Sean O’Connell: Jordan Wilmore

Kenneth Scott: Jordan Wilmore

Tom Hackett: Jordan Wilmore

Trevor Allen: Devin Brumfield

2020 Utah Receiving Leader

Utah has plenty of weapons on offense. Last season, Brant Kuithe had the most receptions (34), yards (602) and touchdowns (6). Here is the predictions for which 2020 Utes player will lead the team in receiving.

Sean O’Connell: Brant Kuithe

Kenneth Scott: Britain Covey

Tom Hackett: Brant Kuithe (2nd Bryan Thompson, sleeper is Solomon Enis)

Trevor Allen: Britain Covey

2020 Utah Sacks Leader

Bradlee Anae became Utah’s all-time sack leader in school history last season. He is gone but the Utes will have some players that will be able to get after the quarterback. Here are the sack leader predictions for Utah this season.

Sean O’Connell: Mika Tafua

Kenneth Scott: Mika Tafua

Tom Hackett: Mika Tafua

Trevor Allen: Mika Tafua

2020 Interception Leader

Utah’s entire secondary from 2019 is gone. With so many young players running the defensive back unit, it was difficult to predict.

Sean O’Connell: Nate Ritchie

Kenneth Scott: Clark Phillips III

Tom Hackett: Clark Phillips III

Trevor Allen: Clark Phillips III

The Utes will open the 2020 season on Saturday, November 7 against Arizona at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The game will kickoff at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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Predictions For Utah Football’s 2020 Season