Utah amazingly still in Pac-12 South title hunt

By Lynn Debruin

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Nov. 21 2011 3:30 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham received an early 52nd birthday present when he turned on the television Saturday night and saw Arizona had upset Arizona State.

That win, coupled with Utah's win over Washington State earlier in the day, means a team that started 0-4 in the Pac-12 now conceivably has a chance to capture the South Division title.

Whittingham calls it a remarkable turn of events for a Utes team that many considered in over its head after jumping to the BCS conference this season.

Instead of getting fired up to play in-state rival Brigham Young on Friday, the Utes will need to beat a Colorado team it hasn't faced since 1962 then hope for two other pieces of the puzzle to fall into place.

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