Utah Utes football notebook: Bowl matchup still up in the air

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  • tppilk AMERICAN FORK, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 7:02 a.m.

    If UCLA loses to USC, and loses again to Oregon (I presuppose that Oregon will be Oregon State here), they end up with a losing record at 6-7 and don't go bowling. The NCAA will not issue a waiver due to the number of teams that will qualify for bowls, which will fill all spots. Thus, the New Mexico Bowl is out of play for the Pac-12 regardless; and, should both Oregon and Stanford reach BCS bowls, the Kraft Fight Hunger would also be out of play.

    Based on the fact that bowls don't like to have repeat bids necessarily, I doubt the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas would consider Utah, nor would the Holiday Bowl consider Washington this year.

    My prediction for the Utes is that they end up in the Holiday; Washington to Alamo; Cal to Sun; and ASU to Las Vegas.

  • Joe Schmoe Orem, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 5:00 a.m.

    New Mexico bowl? Bwaaaaahaaaaahaaaa that would be hilarious.

  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    Nov. 25, 2011 11:05 p.m.

    Dirk, will you please go back and correct every Saturday to Friday which Friday the 25th clearly was?

  • mindgames Aurora, CO
    Nov. 25, 2011 9:54 p.m.

    Please please, please bowl guys....

    Not the New Mexico Bowl against Air Force.

    Not the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas against TCU.

    Those would be like being back in the Mountain Worst Conference.

    The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl wouldn't be bad because beating the ACC's #9 team would be a big step to next years PAC-12 Championship.

    Maybe the Hyundai Sun Bowl will look past Washington, California and Arizona State and extent an invitation.

    In any case it is off to a bowl and a successful inagural PAC-12 start.

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 25, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    Looks like Dave Kruger is taking a page out of Chris B's book and guaranteeing a win in the bowl game.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 25, 2011 8:34 p.m.

    Word out of Albuquerque is the Utes are bowling here against Wyoming or SMU

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Nov. 25, 2011 8:25 p.m.

    not the rosebowl? what happened?

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Nov. 25, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    The Utes better hope that Stanford beats Notre Dame or the Utes will be headed to the New Mexico Bowl.