Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah's John White IV celebrates another score Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 as the Utes and Washington State play at Rice Eccles Stadium.

Utah (4-7, 2-6) at Colorado (1-10, 1-7)

FRIDAY, 1 p.m.

Folsom Field (53,613)

Natural grass, Boulder, Colo.


Radio: 700AM

Weather: 52 degrees, clear.


For Utah ... The Utes haven't won a game away from Rice-Eccles Stadium in 2012. They've come up short in trips to Utah State, Arizona State, UCLA, Oregon State and Washington.

For Colorado ... The Buffaloes are seeking their first home win of the season. Losses in Boulder include setbacks to Sacramento State, UCLA, Arizona State, Stanford and Washington.


For Utah ... The reeling Utes are closing out their first losing season since 2002. They enter the finale on a two-game skid and have prevailed in just two of their last eight outings.

For Colorado ... The Buffs kept the Utes out of last year's Pac-12 Championship Game with a 17-14 upset win in Salt Lake City. It was the first meeting between the teams since 1962.


John White, Utah: The senior running back is 127 yards away from becoming the first Ute to ever rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.


Utah's offense vs. Colorado's defense: Since a 22-17 season-opening loss to Colorado State, the Buffaloes have given up at least 30 points in every game that followed. Oregon scored 70 on them and Fresno State racked up 69.


Utah: RB Kelvin York practiced this week after missing three games with an ankle injury.

Colorado: QB Jordan Webb (hand surgery) is out. QB Nick Hirschman (concussion) has been cleared to play.


This is the 2012 finale for both teams. Utah opens the 2013 season Aug. 29 at home against Utah State. Colorado faces Colorado State Aug. 31 in Denver.


Date. . .Opponent. . .Time/result

Aug. 30. . .N. Colorado. . .W, 41-0

Sept. 7. . .at Utah State. . .L, 27-20 (OT)

Sept. 15. . .BYU. . .W, 24-21

Sept. 22. . .at Arizona State. . .L, 37-7

Oct. 4. . .Southern Cal. . .L, 38-28

Oct. 13. . .at UCLA. . .L, 21-14Oct. 20. . .at Oregon State. . .L, 21-7

Oct. 27. . .California. . .W, 49-27

Nov. 3. . .Washington St.. . .W, 49-6

Nov. 10. . .at Washington. . .L, 34-15

Nov. 17. . .Arizona. . .L, 34-24

Nov. 23. . .at Colorado. . .1 p.m.