September 18, 2007

Utah: Injury Roll Call

Utah's injury report is reading more like a novel every week, but after thrashing then-No. 11 UCLA 44-6 last week without the team's starting quarterback or running back, among other producers, the growing list of injuries is now something head coach Kyle Whittingham can grin and bear, rather than grimace and bemoan.

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September 02, 2007

Utah: As Bad As It Looks

Utah's army of injured players underwent further examination after the initial injuries were reported during Thursday's game against Oregon State and things are, unfortunately, just as bad as they seemed - quarterback Brian Johnson, running back Matt Asiata, special teams standout Matt Martinez and backup tight end Colt Sampson are all down for the count.

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August 31, 2007

Utah: One Game, Four Down

If the Utes continue at the rate they're going, they will run out of players before the season hits its mid-point. In Utah's season opener on Thursday night, the team came away with five big losses: injuries to top running back Matt Asiata, quarterback Brian Johnson, tight end Colt Sampson, linebacker Matt Martinez and the game itself, which they dropped 24-7 to Oregon State. It was quite a night.

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August 11, 2007

Losing the Low-Profile MVP

The offensive linemen are the unsung heroes of every football team. They don't get statistics, they're in on every play and most fans only notice them when they do something wrong. But there's no better way to strike panic into a coach than to injure a starting lineman, which would explain the uneasiness suffered this week at Utah and Louisiana Tech.

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