Pittsburgh defensive tackle Chas Alecxih has apologized for postgame comments he made after Utah's 26-14 victory over the Panthers.

Alecxih said offensive lineman John Cullen was a cheap-shot artist and that the Utes were a dirty team.

Cal's Isi Sofele tells the San Jose Mercury News he is gearing up for his hometown Utes.

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The Sporting News ranks Utah No. 8 in the Pac-12 this week.

Alex Smith and the 49ers proving they are for real, according to Reuter.