Utah suffered a disappointing loss to Florida in Week 1 of the college football season, but they bounced back strong in Week 2.
Not only did the Utes defeat Southern Utah, but they straight up dominated. When it was all said and done they dropped 73 points on an overmatched Thunderbirds group.
It was precisely the sort of effort you would hope to see from a program that many had winning the Pac-12 this year and some even expected would contend for a College Football Playoff slot.
Unfortunately, the winning side couldn’t revel in their dominant win for long.
This week, word emerged of a bizarre controversy. Apparently, police are now investigating two women who showed up to Utah’s game with no shirts on.
The imagery largely speaks for itself:
#BREAKING: Photos of the women who the @UUtah says were topless at @Utah_Football. Photo credit from a fan tailgating before the game, who said the women posed with her when they saw her taking photos. More on @kslnewsradio and from @KSLSharaPark on @KSL5TV today pic.twitter.com/7oxbeKiZJo
— Lindsay Aerts (@LindsayOnAir) September 12, 2022
It will be interesting to see how the authorities opt to address this situation.
According to officials, and as the photo evidence seems to confirm, the women in question were “topless and wearing body paint on their torsos.”
Last week was a wild one for college football as a whole. Between former LSU coach Ed Orgeron bringing his new girlfriend to a game, refs blatantly cheating one of the nation’s most prominent universities out of a deserved win and a young boy dropping a frat dude at a game – it seemed like maximum capacity for craziness had been reached.
That’s one way to deal with getting destroyed by the Chiefs. https://t.co/W4CPPB5M8U
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 14, 2022
This Utah mess feels like par for the course.
One way or another the authorities will continue to investigate this matter. When they reach a conclusion, hopefully all parties involved end up getting the justice they deserve.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.