Run game and defense perform well.
Scrimmage Saturday is open to the public.
UTAH: Favorite to start at running back ... powerful downhill runner is hard to bring down.
2012-Played in eight games, missing three late in the season (Washington State, Washington, Arizona) with an ankle injury, before returning for the season finale vs. Colorado ... team's second-leading rusher had 60 carries for 273 yards (4.6 average) and three touchdowns ... led the Utes against Arizona State with 13 rushes for 86 yards ... 10 carries for 52 yards vs. Oregon State and 11 rushes for 51 yards and a touchdown against Cal.
PRIOR TO UTAH: 2010 Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year for Fullerton College ... missed most of last season with a knee injury ... MVP of the 2010 Empire Bowl and the 2010 Key to the County game vs. Santa Ana College ... rushed for 1,435 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2010, averaging 130.5 yards per game and 6.3 yards per carry ... all-state, all-district and Parish MVP for Dutchtown High School in Geismar, La ... his senior year he rushed for over 1,400 yards even while sharing time with Eddie Lacy--the second-leading rusher for Alabama's 2011 national champion team.
PERSONAL:Son of Gloria Brown ... mother taught fifth grade for 30 years before retiring ... three sisters (one deceased) ... sociology major ... born Oct. 13, 1990.