News: Utah kicker Coleman Petersen came into Friday's game as one of the Pac-12's best kickers. He left the loss to Colorado with three straight misses, including a 48-yarder with two seconds left that would have put it into overtime.
Analysis: What a nightmare game for Petersen, who has been very good this season. It was one of those games that kickers fear -- adjustment after adjustment just delivered negative results.
News: After hitting four field goals last weekend, Utah kicker Coleman Petersen has been named Pac-12 special teams player of the week.
Analysis: Petersen has been fairly consistent this year for the Utes, but really came through Saturday in the win over Pittsburgh.
News: Utah kicker Coleman Petersen was the Utes' main offensive weapon Saturday, hitting 4-of-4 field goals. He hit them all over the spectrum -- 23, 34, 39 and 45 yards.
Analysis: With a young quarterback in Jon Hays under center, Petersen may see more opportunities to score. He certainly delivered quality kicking in this one.
News: Utah kicker Coleman Petersen was perfect in Thursday's win over Montana State. Peterson hit on field goals of 37 and 44 yards and converted both extra points in the win.
Analysis: Peterson figures to get plenty of opportunities to score this season, but it was nice to see him get off to a good start, particularly from distance.
News: Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said the place-kicking job is still a toss-up between Coleman Petersen and Nick Marsh. After giving them Wednesday off, Whittingham will watch the pair resume their competition.
Analysis: Both have strong legs and the talent to handle the job, but Whittingham said the issues now are confidence and handling the mental aspect of kicking.