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2010 Mountain West Retrospective: Peaks

Posted by    |    February 8th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Peaks has to be plural, because in the conference, Utah beat ‘em all too, except TCU.  Both teams featured game-changing return men (Smithson and Kerley were first and second in the conference, first and 15th nationally in punt returns) and entered the season favorites to win the conference and challenge for the non-cartel autobid to the BCS.  Both teams expected to rely on multi-pronged rushing attacks to compliment their potent air attacks.  The Utes’ Asiata-Wide thunder-lightning ground game did not disappoint, averaging 25 carries for over 118 yards a game for the first eight games.  TCU’s Tucker-Wesley-James-Dalton rushing game was dominant, averaging 40 carries for over 240 yards a game for the first nine games (James didn’t play in two games, and TCU had no bye before the trip to Utah). (more…)