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Texas running back Keaontay Ingram (26) leaps over Utah defensive back Tareke Lewis (5) during the second half of the Alamo Bowl NCAA college football game in San Antonio, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Ehlinger leads Texas' Alamo Bowl romp over No. 12 Utah 38-10

Jan. 1, 2020 12:15 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns finally looked like the team everyone thought they could be when the season began. Ehlinger passed for three touchdowns, ran for another and the Longhorns took out a season of frustration on No. 12 Utah with a dominant 38-10 Alamo Bowl win Tuesday...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Utah defensive end Bradlee Anae (6) celebrates after sacking Colorado quarterback Steven Montez in the second half during an NCAA college football game, in Salt Lake City. Anae was selected to The Associated Press All-Pac 12 Conference team, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Alamo Bowl a chance for Utah, Texas to shake disappointment

Dec. 30, 2019 1:58 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — For all of its festive atmosphere, from San Antonio's River Walk to its New Year's Eve kickoff, the Alamo Bowl boils down to degrees of disappointment. As in which team, No. 12 Utah or Texas, can better shake off its disappointment over not getting to play somewhere else. The Utes (11-2,...

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

Utah, Texas hope to shake disappointment at Alamo Bowl

Dec. 30, 2019 1:45 PM EST

Alamo Bowl: No. 12 Utah (11-2) vs. Texas (7-5) in San Antonio, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Utah by 7. Series record: Texas leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE: Utah wants to wipe out the bitter taste of losing the Pac-12 championship game in a rout by Oregon, a defeat that knocked it out of the College Football...

Utah gets a big flip on Day 2 of early signing period

Dec. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EST

The ripple effect of a coaching change at Boston College seems to have benefited Utah in recruiting. The Utes signed highly touted cornerback Clark Phillips on Thursday, the second day of the early signing period. Phillips had been committed to Ohio State, but flipped late after Buckeyes co-defensive coordinator...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Utah defensive end Bradlee Anae (6) celebrates after sacking Colorado quarterback Steven Montez in the second half during an NCAA college football game, in Salt Lake City. Anae was selected to The Associated Press All-Pac 12 Conference team, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah’s senior stars all in for Alamo Bowl

Dec. 19, 2019 12:09 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah stars Zack Moss, Bradlee Anae and Leki Fotu decided to go all in with the Utes when they opted to forego the NFL draft to return for their senior year. That now includes Utah’s bowl game. Bucking an annual trend where some NFL prospects skip their team’s bowl game...

Huskies and Ducks duel for Pac-12's best signing day

Dec. 18, 2019 9:17 PM EST

CONFERENCE: Pac-12 BEST IN CLASS (based on 247 Sports composite rankings through Wednesday afternoon): The heated rivalry between Washington and Oregon continues off the field and onto the recruiting trail. Early returns have the Huskies edging the Ducks. Washington's class is ranked No. 14, two spots ahead of...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal, right, celebrates with offensive lineman Shane Lemieux (68) after Oregon defeated Utah 37-15 in an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship, in Santa Clara, Calif. Cristobal was named The Associated Press Pac-12 Coach of the Year Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Ducks' Cristobal takes AP Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors

Dec. 12, 2019 1:59 PM EST

With a big victory over Utah for the Pac-12 championship, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal has the Ducks headed for the Rose Bowl. Cristobal was named the AP's Pac-12 Coach of the Year by a panel of journalists who cover the league. Cristobal, in his second season as head coach, has righted a group that has seen...

Ex-South Carolina QB Jake Bentley transferring to Utah

Dec. 9, 2019 9:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ex-South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley says he's headed to Utah for his final college season. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Bentley said on social media Monday he has committed to the Utes. He will graduate from South Carolina this week, meaning he will be immediately eligible to play....

Utah running back Zack Moss (2) stiff-arms Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. (4) during the first half of the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Pac-12 South champion Utah to face Texas in Alamo Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 4:32 PM EST

No. 12 Utah (11-2, Pac-12) vs. Texas (7-5, Big 12); Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: San Antonio TOP PLAYERS Utah: RB Zack Moss, 1,359 yards rushing, 15 TDs. Texas: QB Sam Ehlinger, 3,462 yards passing, 29 TDs. NOTABLE Utah: The Utes blew their chance at a potential playoff spot when they lost to Oregon 37-15 in the...

Oregon running back CJ Verdell (7) rushes for a touchdown past Utah defensive back Javelin Guidry (28) during the second half of an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Dec. 6, 2018. Oregon won 37-15. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

No. 13 Oregon ends No. 5 Utah's playoff hopes with 37-15 win

Dec. 7, 2019 1:26 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The one constant all season for Utah was the ability to control the trenches against any opponent. With a possible playoff berth and first Pac-12 title in school history on the line, the Utes more than met their match against Oregon. CJ Verdell ran for 208 yards and broke open...