Emerald Bowl Champs!

Emerald Bowl 2005Talk about a surprising game! Our Utes were 9 point underdogs to the #24 Georgia Tech team, but we blew them out of the stadium 38-10.

Bret Ratliff piloted the offense to 550 yards and 38 points against what was supposed to be a “great” GT defense. That 38 point score should have easily been 3 touchdowns better but we made some bad plays and play calling in the red zone.

Travis LaTendresse burned the GT defense with 4 TD’s mostly on post patterns. Quinton Ganther rushed for a solid 120 yards with a nice break away TD run of 41 yards.

Defensively the Utes were great, shutting down GT completely in the 2nd half.

I question some of the play calling. The times we should have scored but turned the ball over we were running some strange trick plays, rather than just playing straight ahead football.

Overall it was a stellar performance on both sides of the ball. Well done.

2006 will certainly be an interesting year as Ratliff has proven himself to be a great QB and a winner. It will be fun to watch.