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Sonoran Hot Reads: Utah has a new aggressive style of play

Will Saturday be a battle of gutsy playcalling?

NCAA Football: Utah at California John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah Utes lost a game this weekend that had a similar theme to the Arizona Wildcats’ loss two weeks ago...fourth down calls that were questioned later. If Arizona had kicked a field goal on its second possession of the game against UW instead of going for it on fourth down, maybe they win that game. And if Utah had kicked a field goal in a similar situation, they only need another field goal rather than trying to punch it in to the endzone at the end of the Cal game. But Kyle Whittingham was definitely not second guessing himself after the game:

"No regrets whatsoever," Whittingham said. "We wouldn't be in the position we were in in the game had we not gone for it on numerous fourth downs. And so the one we didn't get at the end, you know, you gotta be aggressive."

Aggressive is better in my opinion, and I hope there are no punts on Saturday

- The Deseret News wasn’t particularly impressed with the Utes’ offense on Saturday, but did drop a ridiculous TOP stat of 42 minutes

- Like every Sunday, we gave you the first look at the next opponent and the challenges the Utes might present

- The Pac-12 is a weird place right now. Be sure to go vote in our Power Rankings

- If you missed any of our coverage and analysis from the UCLA game, you can find it all here

- Gronk quotes are always the best


- The team had its first practice of the year in McKale Center Sunday afternoon

- Maybe Arizona’s offense will play fast this year. That would be exciting


- Mark Melancon finished the regular season by recording his 47th save of the year. The Nats begin NLDS play on Friday

Other sports

- Volleyball lost to Oregon in four sets

- Soccer lost to Utah 2-1

- Women’s tennis had a somewhat successful final day of the Wildcat Invitational

- Women’s golf is playing in a tournament in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday

Tucson news

- There was a suspicious package found near Babcock early Sunday morning

- It appears the Oro Valley Music Festival was a major success this year

- Another major residential building is in the works for Downtown