It seems there’s never a dull moment in the MCLA season when Utah teams are involved — Week 3 saw a preseason No. 1 and defending champ fall to a Utah team for the second season in a row when the Utes opened the season with an impressive 12-9 victory over Chapman. Utah also beat Washington to start the season 2-0. Utah Valley played Boise State close, but a late run by the Broncos was too much for the Wolverines, who fell to 1-2 on the season. BYU also hosted BSU, but with a very different result; the Cougars rolled early and routed the Broncos to put them at 2-0 on the year. The season only gets busier as we head into week 4, which includes the debut of Weber State and an MCLA D-I top-10 matchup.
2/20 – Utah @ UNLV – 1:00pm
While the Rebels defeated the Utes 15-7 last season, they’ll see a very different Utah team this time around. Both of these squads are 2-0 on the season so far–the Rebels kicked off the season with a 15-6 beat-down of UCLA and a 13-12 squeaker over Nevada. The Rebs rely heavily on senior middie Blake Day, who does a little bit of everything, and powerful attackman Quinton Eissler, who each average 5+ ppg. Rebel FOGO Justin Proctor is also pulling a phenomenal 89% of the draws at the center X (compared to Utah’s 40%). This bodes well for UNLV against a Utah squad that’s yielding roughly ten goals a game and saving just over 50%; controlling time of possession and getting lots of shots on cage could keep the Rebels in this one.