Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Once-Heralded Utes Facing the Falcons.(Sports)

Byline: Greg Archuleta Journal Staff Writer

MWC NOTES

BYU Is Hurting as It Prepares for Rebels

The University of Utah football team was the preseason choice in the Mountain West Conference media and coaches' polls to win the league.

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The Utes are 0-3 after last weekend's 38-21 loss to Washington State. They've lost to three Pacific-10 teams to start the season and now face a huge test at home against Air Force (2-0, 1-0 MWC).

"We've got all kinds of expectations on us, and then we start 0 and 3," Utah coach Ron McBride says. "Mentally, to get these kids back to what they're supposed to be thinking about is a key item. …

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