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Utah Utes football: Utes set to play Georgia Tech in Sun Bowl

Published: Friday, Sept. 4 2015 8:32 a.m. MDT

Utah Utes wide receiver Dres Anderson (6) runs for yardage in Salt Lake City  Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Utah Utes wide receiver Dres Anderson (6) runs for yardage in Salt Lake City Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Here comes the Sun.

For the first time since 1939, the University of Utah will play in the Sun Bowl game. The Utes (7-5) have accepted an invitation to represent the Pac-12 in the New Year's Eve contest (noon, CBS) in El Paso, Texas. They'll face Georgia Tech (8-4) of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

It'll be a rematch of the 2005 Emerald Bowl in San Francisco, where Utah topped Georgia Tech by a score of 38-10.

The Utes are going bowling for the ninth consecutive season, every year under head coaches Urban Meyer and Kyle Whittingham. They're 8-1 in those bowl games. The lone loss was a 26-3 setback to Boise State in the 2010 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas.

Utah's bowl history, which will soon include a 17th appearance, began with a 26-0 win over New Mexico in the Sun Bowl on Jan. 1, 1939.

2011 Sun Bowl

Utah (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (8-4)

Saturday, Dec. 31, noon

El Paso, Texas

TV: CBS

Radio: 700AM

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