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Utah Utes football: What to watch for against the University of Washington, 8:30 p.m. MT

Published: Friday, July 31 2015 4:18 p.m. MDT

Utah's Reggie Dunn runs out on the field with the team prior to kickoff  Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 as Utah and Washington State play at Rice Eccles Stadium. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Utah's Reggie Dunn runs out on the field with the team prior to kickoff Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 as Utah and Washington State play at Rice Eccles Stadium. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

THE STAKES

For Utah -- The Utes need to prevail in their final three games to extend a streak of consecutive winning regular seasons to 10. They're also looking for their first road victory over the season.

For Washington -- The Huskies will be bowl eligible with a victory. This is their final home game of the season. They close out the regular season with trips to Colorado and Washington State.

THE TRENDS

For Utah -- Washington is the only Pac-12 team that the Utes have never beaten. The Huskies lead the all-time series 7-0, including six victories in Seattle -- Utah is 0-4 away from home this year.

For Washington -- Like Utah, the Huskies are riding a two-game win streak topping Oregon State and California since a suffering a three-game skid -- Washington is 4-1 at CenturyLink Field.

PLAYER TO WATCH

TRAVIS WILSON, Utah: The true freshman quarterback is seeking his first road victory as the Utes' starter. Is this the week it happens?

KEY MATCHUP

REGGIE DUNN VS. THE HUSKIES: Utah's two-time reigning Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week has three 100-yard kickoff returns over the past two weeks. Will Dunn be able to do it again?

INJURY REPORT

For Utah -- RB Kevin York and LB Jacoby Hale are out with undisclosed injuries and are not expected to play.

For Washington -- CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) and DE Talia Crichton (undisclosed) left last week's game at California early with injuries. Both, however, are expected to play this week.

Matchup

Preview

NEXT UP

Both teams play again next Saturday. Utah hosts Arizona at Rice-Eccles Stadium, while Washington visits Colorado.

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