ESPN.com's Ted Miller notes that both Utah and UCLA are "running from the ashes" after poor starts.
The winner of Saturday's contest at Rice-Eccles Stadium will own a three-game winning streak and bowl eligibility.
— Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake checks in with the "Bill and Spence Show" on ESPN 700.
— Robert Jackson of KSL.com has put together a scouting report on UCLA.
— A Palm Beach Post commentary says Urban Meyer would not be a good fit at Penn State.
— Rick Majerus discusses the passing of Hall of Famer "Easy" Ed Macauley.