10 reasons to watch the Pac-12 despite a Utah bye week

Published: Thursday, Sept. 26 2013 3:03 p.m. MDT

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Following a heartbreaking loss to Oregon State and an emotional fourth-straight victory over BYU, it may seem like a letdown for the Utes to take a break now. However, Utah has a grueling Pac-12 schedule ahead and its bye week will give the team an extra week to prepare.

Unfortunately fans wont be able to watch the Utes; next opponent, UCLA, as it is also on a bye week ― but there are still plenty of other reasons to keep up with Pac-12 play in the coming days. From intriguing games to high-velocity quarterbacks to Pac-12 underdogs with a slight chance, there will be enough action to keep fans entertained.

Here are the 10 best matchups and reasons to watch the Pac-12 this weekend:

Whitney O'Bannon is a new media sports writer for the Deseret News. Follow on Twitter at @whitney_oban.

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Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

The whole PAC12 has improved immensely save OSU. The rest of the season should be fun to watch. I am hoping that the Huskies climb to the top this year.

Saint George, UT

Agreed Steve, except for the Huskie part. A lot of people are saying that the PAC-12 is quickly closing the gap with the SEC to become the top conference in college football and it's easy to see why. There are no patsies in the league this year, even Colorado looks dangerous.

The Middle Of, UT

Number 11: No BYU drama.

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