Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes: Three Things I’ll Be Watching

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Sep 3, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes place kicker Andy Phillips (39) kicks a field goal as punter Tom Hackett (33) holds during the first quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Special Teams Could Win The Day For Utah
When it comes to having a solid Offense and Defense, occasionally you also need Special Teams to lift you. Utah has one of the best Special Teams units in the country and Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich has taken notice,

Last weekend against Fresno State there was a ninety-eight yard kickoff return, a returned punt for a touchdown that went seventy-seven yards, and Punter Tom Hackett and Kicker Andy Phillips may be the best tandem in the Pac-12 of not the entire country. Oregon also showed last week that when it comes to Special Teams play, they can also step up to the plate. Kicker Aiden Schnieder hit three field goals for the Ducks from 39,31, and 42  yards, one in a clutch spot as time ran out to end the first half. Punter Matt Wogan had eight touchbacks on eleven kickoffs against the Georgia State Panthers last week.

Finally here are some other games I will be keeping an eye on this week.

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