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ASU Football: Utah players to watch

Devils will have their hands full

NCAA Football: Utah at UCLA Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming off of their first road win of the season against USC. Now they’re faced with an even tougher test when they host the 15th ranked Utah Utes. On Saturday, the Sun Devils will need to watch out for these three Utes.

Junior quarterback Tyler HuntleyHuntley had a day to forget last season in Arizona State’s 30-10 win over Utah last season. He threw four interceptions, one returned for a touchdown by Jay Jay Wilson and was limited to only 155 yards in the loss.

This season, Huntley has been very impressive. His touchdown to interception so far is 11-to-4, after 10 games last season, he finished with a 15-to-10 ratio. The junior seems to matured a bit as a quarterback being more careful with the ball. Huntley is also the Utes’ second leading rusher with 262 yards with four touchdowns.

Junior running back Zack MossThe only player with more rushing yards than Huntley for Utah is Zack Moss. Moss is 36 yards short of a 1,000 yard season through eight games, he has also added 11 total touchdowns, 10 on the ground and another on a receiving touchdown.

Utah has won four straight games, and Moss’ performance has been a large part of that. In wins over Stanford, Arizona, USC and UCLA, Moss has rushed for 160, 68, 136 and 211 yards in those respective games. He had also had six of his 11 touchdowns during that span.

Senior linebacker Chase HansenHansen fills the stat sheet, yes, that’s more of a basketball term, but Hansen does a lot well. He leads the Utes in tackles (68) and tackles for a loss (14). He also adds four sacks to that and two interceptions that is tied for the team lead. The most impressive however, is he also adds three passes defended.