Utah football: 5 things to watch in 2016

The Utah Utes had a solid 2015 campaign, just missing the PAC-12 Championship Game after they were co-champions in the South Division. It certainly seems like this team can make a huge impact in 2016, especially with a dominant defense returning many key components.

The offense has to deal with losing four-year starting quarterback Travis Wilson and two-year starting running back Devontae Booker, both seniors in 2015. However, they return other talented players and an experienced offensive line, so they should be just fine.

The Utes strength in 2016, however, will once again be their defense as junior Lowell Lotulelei looks to be a big part of their success. Their secondary will be one of the best in the conference after they intercepted 22 passes in 2015, five of which came from All PAC-12 selection Marcus Williams.

This team could certainly play for a spot in the conference title game in December. Let’s take a look at five things to watch for the Utah Utes in the 2016 college football season.