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No. 7 Utah faces Arizona with Pac-12, playoff hopes on line

Nov. 22, 2019 1:44 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Utah has won six straight games and is very much in the hunt for a spot in the College Football Playoff thanks to one of the nation’s top defenses that has held opponents to seven points or less on five different occasions. It’s also becoming clear that the Utes have a...

No. 7 Utah rolls into road game against struggling Arizona

Nov. 21, 2019 3:20 PM EST

No. 7 Utah (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12, No. 7 CFP) at Arizona (4-6, 2-5), Saturday at 10 p.m. EST. (FS1). Line: Utah by 22 1/2. Series record: Utah leads 23-19-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE Arizona needs a win to snap a five-game losing streak and keep its hope for a trip to a bowl game alive. Utah is in the hunt for a spot in...

Desert Swarm: No. 6 Oregon, No. 7 Utah face final road tests

Nov. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EST

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAMES OF THE WEEK No. 6 Oregon at Arizona State and No. 7 Utah at Arizona. Oregon wrapped up the Pac-12 North and a spot in the conference championship game with its win over Arizona last week. The Sun Devils were among the favorites in the South a...

College Football Picks: Scoreboard watching for CFP hopefuls

Nov. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EST

Pac-12 powers No. 6 Oregon and No. 7 Utah are on the road this weekend, trying to continue their march to a mega-meeting with huge playoff ramifications in the conference championship game next month. They should also both be keeping an eye on the Big 12, where No. 8 Oklahoma is looming. And, of course, the...

Ducks claim Pac-12 North, but otherwise uncertainty abounds

Nov. 19, 2019 6:10 PM EST

Oregon has locked up the Pac-12 North, but much remains uncertain for the conference — even for the sixth-ranked Ducks. Coach Mario Cristobal’s team has a shot at a College Football Playoff berth, but it will need help from inside and outside the league. Oregon’s best hope is to face and beat...

No. 8 Utah routs UCLA 49-3 to improve to 9-1.

Nov. 17, 2019 1:14 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah dominated yet another opponent on both sides of the ball. The No. 8 Utes smothered UCLA on offense and shredded the Bruins on defense on their way to a 49-3 victory on Saturday night. It was the largest margin of victory for Utah in a Pac-12 game. Utah (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12, No. 7...

Romney backs paying college athletes to help poor players

Nov. 15, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday his support for allowing college athletes to profit from their name and image isn’t driven by a desire to help a star quarterback score endorsement deals, but to help poor athletes get extra money to help their families. “We have in many...

Utah has chance to solidify hold on Pac-12 South facing UCLA

Nov. 15, 2019 1:08 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A well-rounded offense has helped Utah edge closer to the College Football Playoff picture. The eighth-ranked Utes, who are seventh in the CFP rankings, have run off five straight victories and are a game ahead of UCLA and USC atop the Pac-12 South. Utah gets a chance to solidify its...

UCLA and No. 8 Utah meet in key Pac-12 South clash

Nov. 14, 2019 3:22 PM EST

UCLA (4-5, 4-2 Pac-12) at No. 8 Utah (8-1, 5-1), on Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (FOX). Line: Utah by 21 1/2. Series record: UCLA leads 11-6. WHAT’S AT STAKE? UCLA can move into a first-place tie in the Pac-12 South with an upset win over Utah. The Utes look to bolster their growing College Football Playoff...

UCLA’s hopes for South title still alive facing No. 8 Utah

Nov. 14, 2019 12:15 PM EST

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: UCLA at No. 8 Utah. Strange as it sounds, the Bruins could throw a giant wrench into the Pac-12’s hopes of returning to the College Football Playoff by pulling an unlikely upset in Salt Lake City. Utah holds a one-game lead...