Utah vs Washington State Preview

Utah vs Washington State Preview

Cam Rising (7) throwing during pregame warmups. Photo by Chris Gardner of Getty Images.

by Alma Bean

After maintaining their top-25 ranking during their bye week, Utah is looking to move up in ranks as they travel to face Washington State on Thursday.

Utah’s current record is 5-2 (3-1 in PAC-12) still gives them the opportunity to reach the Rose Bowl for the second year in a row. With Cam Rising at quarterback, ranked in the top-20 in QBR* (161.5), Utah is going in with an electric offense. Utah may struggle against a surging Washington State defense.

Washington State (4-3; 1-3 in PAC-12) currently has the number one ranked defense in the PAC-12 for points allowed (20.7 PPG.) Though their defense has some eye-popping numbers, Washington State’s offense is ranked in the bottom three in the PAC-12 in PPG (24.6.)

Thursday night’s game will be Washington State’s third time facing a ranked opponent this season (Week 2 @ 19 Wisconsin, Week 4 vs 15 Oregon, and Week 6 @ 6 USC.)

Injury Report

Utah- Brant Kuithe: OUT (Leg)

WSU- Nakai Watson: OUT (Undisclosed), Renard Bell: OUT (Arm)

Where to Watch?

Kickoff for Utah vs Washington will be at 8:00 PM MST on FS1. You can also listen on ESPN700 with Bill Riley on the radio or through the ESPN700 app.

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