The #18 Utah Utes used a complete performance by their defense, offense, and specialty teams to completely dominate #13 Oregon 62-20 Saturday night before a packed house in Eugene, Oregon. Utah’s offense racked up 530 yards in total offense and scored on eight straight possessions during one stretch of time during the game.
The Utah defense held Oregon’s powerful offense to 20 total points, which is 30 fewer than they had been averaging this season. Utah’s senior QB, Travis Wilson, who was playing with a shoulder injury, combined for 337 yards, 227 passing and 100 rushing, for five TD’s, four passing and one on the ground.
For their impressive performance against Oregon, the University of Utah has been honored with the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Week honors.
Unranked Duke’s 34-20 win over #20 Georgia Tech was selected as the second best game of the week, while #3 TCU’s back-and-forth 55-52 victory over Texas Tech was named third best game of the week.
An eminent national panel of former and legendary coaches and administrators, chaired by Jack Lengyel, the former athletic director at the United States Naval Academy, selects the weekly winner of the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Award.
Each weekly winner is considered for the award honoring the best College Football Game of the Year at the end of the season. Past winners of these memorable games have included some stunning upsets, conference championship games, and BCS National Championship games.
Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy, also known as America’s Sports University, donates the painting and $5,000 to the general scholarship fund of the annual winner.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.