From BCS wins to stunning Stanford: Utah's top 10 wins
No. 1: Utah vs. Alabama 2009 Sugar Bowl »10 of 10 «
In a season to remember, Utah was undefeated for the second time in four years and was getting the chance to test itself against a real powerhouse in college football, Alabama. The Crimson Tide were undefeated themselves until they lost the SEC championship game to Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators and were ready to bounce back from losing their shot at the national championship.
Utah had other plans for them. In what can only be described as one of the greatest offensive schemes in Utah history, Utah put up 21 unanswered points in the first quarter. Utah’s quarterback Brian Johnson led his team in its no-huddle offense, racing down the field each possession, and each drive took less than two minutes to put up another seven points.
Alabama fought back to score 17 unanswered points of its own, but Utah would keep battling, finishing with 10 more points and defeating Alabama 31-17. Utah finished as the only unbeaten team in the country that season and No. 2 in both the AP and Coaches polls.
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