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Utes' New Offense Gets Test Against The Beavers

AP | Sept. 13, 2013 12:59 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nothing offers better evidence of Utah’s radical offensive transformation than the number of explosive plays it has generated so far this season — a stark contrast to last year when the Utes struggled to move the chains on most drives and rarely had game-changing offensive plays.

Utah had six scoring plays of 20 yards or more in the first half of a 70-7 rout of Weber State last weekend. The Utes had 628 yards of total offense — the eighth most in school history.

On Saturday, Utah hosts Oregon State, a team that has struggled to find its offense after the first two games of the season. The Beavers have relied on quarterback Sean Mannion, who threw for 372 yards and four scores in a victory over Hawaii last weekend.

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