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Utah Football Returns To Rice-Eccles With Big Expectations

SALT LAKE CITY, UtahΒ – The 2021 Utah Football season is finally here as Rice-Eccles Stadium returns fans to the stands for the first time since 2019.

The anticipation has reached a boiling point as Utah fans across the state enter through the hallowed gates of a newly renovated Rice-Eccles Stadium. Regardless of the competition, Utah fans just want to see their team play.

But as is often the case with home openers against FCS opponents, the nature in which Utah handles its business against Weber will likely leave more question marks than answers.

Utah should handle themselves with ease against the Wildcats and will understandably not want to give too much of their playbook away as the strength of schedule only becomes more difficult.

A date with the BYU Cougars awaits following the contest against Weber.

Nonetheless, Utah has big plans, again. The talk of the off-season has surrounded Utah’s chances of securing its inaugural Pac-12 Championship. Led by Charlie Brewer, Utah is expected to be formidable on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

Expect Utah to be at its defensive best, as it has been throughout its entire Pac-12 career. But can Utah provide enough offensive explosivity to seriously contend for Pac-12 supremacy in 2021?

That question, along with many others, will be answered against Weber and the upcoming opponents.

As per usual, Utah returns multiple offensive line starters. The backfield is filled with talent. But can Brewer’s experiences at Baylor be the difference in helping Utah find enough success on the offensive side of the ball?

That question weighs heavy on the hearts of thousands of Utah fans across the country.