Utah Utes Football: Reflecting on the 2013 Season

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For the Utah Utes Football fan faithful, it has been a season of ups and downs and is largely in the rear view at this point. While many will speculate as to what went wrong, fans should find solace in the fact that the Utes faced the toughest schedule in school history this year as well as once of the toughest schedules in the country. With one game left to go, let’s show our appreciation for the sacrifice of the seniors and reflect on this year’s accomplishments:

  • Utah’s 70 points scored against Weber State tied for the 10th highest single-game total in school history. The last time Utah scored 70 points was against UTEP in 1973 (82-6).
  • Dres Anderson leads the nation in receptions over 40 yards and receptions over 50 yards.
  • Keith McGill leads the Pac12 in pass breakups.
  • Trevor Reilly is 3rd in the Pac12 in Tackles for Loss.
  • Utah leads the nation in fewest fumbles lost.
  • The Utes led the nation in sacks for most of the season and are currently #2 in the country in sacks per game.
  • The Utes beat BYU for the fourth consecutive time (and the 9th time in the last 12 meetings between the two teams).
  • Travis Wilson was named Athlon Sports national player of the week.
  • Andy Phillips was named ESPN mid-season All American.
  • The Utes won their biggest home game in school history knocking off #5 Stanford.
  • Trevor Reilly is projected to be taken in the second round of the NFL draft and Keith McGill is projected to go in one of the later rounds.
  • Utah placed four players on the first and second teams, and another 12 Utes were named honorable mention on the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Football All-Academic teams.

About the author

Jason Hodges

I am a proud Ute alumnus where I graduated with a degree in economics. I currently work in the finance industry but follow Utah football diligently and take a statistical approach to football analysis.