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Utah Utes players enter the field before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Arizona State won the game, 30-10.


THE BASICS


Utah (4-3, 1-3) at Oregon (4-4, 1-4)

Kickoff: Saturday, 3:45 p.m. MT

Autzen Stadium (54,000)

FieldTurf

TV: Pac-12 Networks

Radio: ESPN 700AM

Series: Ducks lead 21-9

Weather: Cloudy with temperatures in the low 60s.

Transportation: https://www.rideuta.com/news/2017/11/Extra-Rail-Service-After-Utah-Game


THE STAKES


For Utah … The Utes are seeking to avoid a four-game losing streak. A win would also keep slim, very slim, division title hopes alive.

For Oregon ... The Ducks are also trying to snap a three-game skid. A loss would put them under the .500 mark with three games to go.


THE TRENDS


For UTAH … The Utes’ lone win over Oregon in Pac-12 play was a surprisingly lopsided 62-20 victory in Eugene in 2015.

For Oregon ... The Ducks are 3-1 against the Utes as Pac-12 foes. Oregon has won seven of the past nine meetings.


THE EDGE


Utah will win if ... The Utes can find an identity on offense. Oregon’s defense has given up 113 points over the last three games.

Oregon will win if ... Like Utah, the Ducks need to put a fair amount of points on the board. They’ve scored just 31 points this month.


PLAYERS TO THE WATCH


DARREN CARRINGTON II, Utah receiver: How will the guy who caught the winning pass for Oregon last year at Rice-Eccles Stadium fare in his return, playing for the other team?


KEY MATCHUP


Tyler Huntley vs. the Oregon defense: Utah’s starting quarterback is looking to bounce back after a subpar performance in last week’s 30-10 loss to Arizona State. Oregon is 10th in the Pac-12 in scoring defense (30.4 ppg).


QUOTABLE


“It will be two teams that need a win. That is the storyline." — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham

"I'd be lying if I said it was a normal game. It will be fun to go against Darren (Carrington II).” — Oregon cornerback Arrion Springs to the Oregonian


NEXT UP


Utah returns home to host UCLA on Friday, while Oregon is at Stanford on Saturday.


UTES SCHEDULE


Aug. 31 — North Dakota, Won 37-16

Sept. 9 — at BYU, Won 19-13

Sept. 16 — San Jose State, Won 54-16

Sept. 22 — at Arizona, Won 30-24

Oct. 7 — Stanford, Lost 23-20

Oct. 14 — at USC, Lost 28-27

Oct. 21 — Arizona State, Lost 30-10

Oct. 28 — at Oregon, 3:45 p.m. (P12N)

Nov. 3 — UCLA, 7:30 p.m. (FS1)

Nov. 11 — Washington State, TBA

Nov. 18 — at Washington, TBA

Nov. 25 — Colorado, TBA

All times Mountain