Kaufusi: Utah’s Defensive Motto Is Relentless, Smart, Nasty, Ballhawks
Sep 22, 2022, 10:20 AM
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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s defense had a huge game this past weekend by shutting down San Diego State 35-7 to improve to 2-1 on the year.
The Utah defense got beat up on the ground in the 2021 version of this game but in 2022 they held the Aztecs to 173 total yards which ends up being just 3.14 yards per play. The Ute defense smothered San Diego State and went back to being that patented Utah defense.
Defensive lineman Devin Kaufusi joins Unrivaled every week, this week he talked about the defense has turned itself around.
“We all took a step forward and building upon this week which is what wanted to do. Defensively we got our technique tightened up and we are trying to build momentum going into conference play as the season goes on,” Kaufusi said. “Our defensive unit room coach [Morgan] Scalley has the letters ‘RSNB’ and any Utah player that comes through this building will see those everywhere and it stands for Relentless, Smart, Nasty, Ballhawks,’ and that’s our culture.”
The defense got back to being nasty, they forced San Diego State to go through three quarterbacks in the game due to a combination of inefficiency and a minor injury. That injury was to starter Braxton Burmeister who left the game in the first quarter after getting poked in the eye.
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