The Utes start off by allowing a kick run back for a TD. It didn’t get a heck of a lot better after that in North Carolina.
During the course of the game the Utes had way too many dumb penalties. In the 4th quarter of the game the Utes managed to fumble away the ball in three straight possessions and basically lay down for UNC. The defense merely attempted arm tackles and allowed UNC to build on their lead with little resistance.
Now I understand that this is a non-conference game and it doesn’t hurt our chances at winning the conference championship. That’s fine. But the uninspired play, penalties, mental mistakes, missed tackles and poor play calling are starting to remind me of something: The McBride years.
That is a reason for concern.