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QB Travis Wilson is a tremendous athlete.
The 6'7", 240 pound quarterback is an absolute load. Possessing a strong arm and great size for the position, the San Clemente, Calif., product is off to a strong start in 2013.
He's thrown for 1,118 yards and nine touchdowns through four games. He's also completing passes at a high clip (64.3 percent).
Perhaps most impressive is Wilson's ability to run the football. He's second on the team with 250 rush yards.
New offensive coordinator Dennis Erickson has introduced the zone read with much success.
Wilson rushed for 142 yards against Oregon State earlier in the season. Considering Wilson's considerable height, it's very astounding.
Wilson is the heartbeat of Utah's offense. He's utilized very similar to how former Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler was under Erickson. His ability to make smart decisions and impact the game with his feet will go a long way in determining how successful Utah will be in this contest.
The 6'5", 255 pound hybrid defensive end/linebacker could perhaps be Utah's best defensive player.
He's a high-energy player who plays with a relentless motor from the outside. On the season, Reilly already has two sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss.
While not overly strong, he relies primarily on quickness and effort.
UCLA's tackles (Torian White, Simon Goines) would likely be considered to be the "weaknesses" of the Bruins' offensive line. That's not to say that they're poor players by any stretch, but the interior of UCLA's line is very good across the board.
It's imperative that UCLA can block Reilly effectively. The senior from Valley Center, Calif., is a leader on this team. The squad, in essence, feeds off of his energy.
If he's playing well, the Utes' defense is likely flying around and making plays.