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After traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah and beating the University of Utah Utes last season, the Huskies might end up not being too overwhelmed by the Utes’ high-caliber defense.
They still need to be concerned though.
The Utes finished the 2011 season ranked No. 20 in points against, quite an accomplishment. The Huskies are going to have to look out for Utah’s defense.
It might be early, but ESPN’s Todd McShay has already released his 2013 NFL Mock Draft and the projected No. 1 selection is Utah’s Star Lotulelei. At defensive tackle, Lotulelei brings a combination of speed, quickness and strength that a 6’4” 320-pound person isn’t supposed to have.
Another important aspect of this game is that it’s near the end of their schedule. If the Huskies are playing well and in a position to possibly make a run at the Pac-12 title, then they’ll really have to be careful about this game.
It all comes down to if the Huskies can contain Lotulelei and take care of the football. If they can, then they have an opportunity at beating Utah this season.