The Utes opened up their Thursday night battle with USC by rudely storming the Trojans' backfield.
USC center Khaled Holmes has the task of dealing with fearsome Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei tonight after dealing with injury for much of the early season. Two plays into the game, that dynamic has expressed itself:
That's Nate Fakahafua with the strip-sack of Matt Barkley and the score, but you can see the snap skidding across the ground before the quarterback can even get his hands on it. Holmes made a show of rushing to the field before the first snap, but is quite clearly going to need some help tonight.
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