The Utah Utes football team held its annual Red-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 19 in front of 12,000-plus fans, the 2009 Sugar Bowl Champion team and it was televised nationally by Pac-12 Networks.
Does that mean anyone learned anything from what was essentially a glorified scrimmage? That depended on what position you were watching.
Playing against a Cover-2 defense comprised of backups and walk-ons on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Rice-Eccles Stadium, both teams’ offenses had success throwing the football. So if you had to give good marks to any position group, it would have to be at quarterback.
Quarterback Travis Wilson had success for the Red team, playing a mistake-free Spring Game as he wore the black jersey reserved for players not allowed to play full-contact football. Adam Schulz played well for the Whites -- although he was live for the entirety.
Wilson and Schulz weren’t the only quarterbacks to have success; Conner Manning played well and so did Brandon Cox, the latter throwing for 126 yards, most on the afternoon -- even if he did throw two picks.
Over 700 yards were amassed by both teams throwing, running and receiving the football. Here are five takeaways from the Spring Game.