So now that Utah has clinched a BCS berth for the second time in four years, everyone's hoping the Utes get a good draw. But it's different than in 2004 when Utah wanted a shot at a top team, but ended up with an 8-3 Pitt team in the Fiesta Bowl.

This time everyone is hoping Utah's opponent isn't too good. I don't think the Utes want anything to do with an Oklahoma or Texas, which they'd probably get in the Fiesta Bowl. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl would be tough and the Utes might be able hang with the Tide. An Orange Bowl matchup against someone like Boston College or Virginia Tech would be the least exciting of the three bowl possibilities, but the most winnable for Utah ...

Utah is one of four unbeaten teams left in the country and the only team with a chance to be the only unbeaten regular-season team. That's because the other three unbeatens still have games left this week as Alabama plays Auburn, Boise State plays Fresno State and Ball State plays Western Michigan ...

So who would you pick for all-MWC quarterback after Saturday's game? BYU's Max Hall has better numbers for the entire season than Brian Johnson, but he was badly outperformed by Johnson in Utah's convincing victory Saturday night. Let's see, 30 of 36 for 303 yards and four touchdowns and no interceptions vs. 21 for 41 with no touchdowns and five picks ...

I wonder if Johnson's huge game Saturday will shut up his detractors among the Ute faithful who have complained about him all season? Probably not. They'll likely point out the fact that he threw six incompletions in his 36 attempts Saturday ...

Also, BYU fans need to lay off Hall, who is still an excellent quarterback despite an off day. He still has another game left this year and another year to make everyone forget about one poor performance ...

Funny to hear some Cougar fans complaining about Utah running up the score Saturday. If the Utes had kicked a field goal instead of going for the last touchdown, they would have been up by 20 with about three minutes left. Have Cougar fans forgotten about the 1980 "Miracle Bowl" when BYU scored 21 points in a little more than three minutes to beat SMU by one point? ...

While Utah was beating BYU Saturday, former Ute coach Urban Meyer's Florida team was beating up on The Citadel 70-19. The Gators were up 42-0 midway through the second quarter when Tim Tebow and other starters were taken out. You wonder why Florida plays such games, but it did give Meyer the chance to play a lot of reserves and put in a little-used defensive tackle to score a one-yard TD late in the game (shades of Utah-BYU in 2004) ...

How about those UNLV Rebels? After an up-and-down season, just when the Rebels have a chance to even their season record and become bowl eligible, they lose to the worst team in the MWC and one of the worst in the nation. Not only did they lose to the Aztecs, they lost badly, 42-21. That's probably it for Mike Sanford ...

UNLV's loss and Utah's victory opens the door for Colorado State to go to its first bowl in three years. The Rams will likely go to the New Mexico Bowl to play a WAC team. The other MWC bowl games shape up like this — BYU to the Las Vegas Bowl again, TCU to the Poinsettia Bowl and Air Force to the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth ...

After Oklahoma's blowout win over Texas Tech, I guess I'll have to re-think my Heisman ballot. I had pretty much decided to vote for Texas Tech's Graham Harrell. However after he was outplayed by Oklahoma's Sam Bradford Saturday and the Sooners won by 43 points, it's hard not to choose Bradford, whose numbers are comparable to Harrell's ...

And finally, kudos to Florida State defensive back Myron Rolle for being a true student-athlete. Rolle was not only awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship Saturday, he even missed the first half of his game traveling back from Alabama where he received the award.


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