Nov 9, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes wide receiver Dres Anderson (6) celebrates with his team after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the first quarter at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Upset Alert: Utah leads No. 22 Arizona State at halftime

The Utah Utes are up to their old tricks again, leading the No. 22 Arizona State by a score of 9-7 at halftime in Salt Lake City.

The Utes are stifling an offense that puts up 46 points per game, allowing only a Taylor Kelly 10 yard touchdown run on the very first drive of the football game. That drive spanned 71 yards for the Devils, but at the half they only have 94 yards of total offense.

Utah meanwhile has been less than mediocre themselves, passing for a total of 10 yards, eight of which came on the touchdown pass from Travis Wilson to Dres Anderson. It seems also like Wilson may have a problem with his throwing hand, so the Utes may have to salt the game away on the ground while continuing to hold the high-flying ASU offense in check.

This is what Utah can do at home. They haven’t been particularly productive offensively but for some reason their defense is nails in Salt Lake. They did the same thing to Stanford a few weeks ago. If this continues it could be Utah’s second upset of a top 25 team this season and if they played like this on the road, they’d be in the running to be top 25 themselves.

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