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Utes and Rams duke it out in Las Vegas Bowl

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Former foes from the Mountain West Conference battle in the 23rd annual Las Vegas Bowl, as the 23rd-ranked Utah Utes clash with the Colorado State Rams at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday. Utah, which left the MWC in favor of the Pac-12 Conference, finished the regular season with a record of 8-4 which was somewhat disappointing given the fact that the program...

College Football's Top 30 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Here are the 30 best, most entertaining, most dramatic and most important Power 5 football games of the 2014 season: 1. (2) Florida St 31, (5) Notre Dame 27It’s hard to make an entire nation root for the usually hated Fighting Irish but that is what the Seminoles were able to do in this battle of top-five teams. An evenly matched bout most of the way, Jameis Winston led the Noles on a...

Las Vegas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Utah vs. Colorado State

By Braden Gall, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Not many bowl games feature two teams that have met 79 previous times but that is the case when former conference rivals Utah and Colorado State meet on Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Utes own the series over Rams (55-22-2) and is 6-1 against the Colorado State under Kyle Whittingham — the only loss came in Whittingham’s first season in Salt Lake City. After...

Pac-12's Top 15 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The SEC still might be the best league in college football but no conference had more fun in 2014 than the Pac-12. Week after week, the Pac-12 delivered with elite talent, high-quality coaching and dramatic finishes — both in conference and out. Not even the powerful SEC West could match the theater that the Pac-12 South had to offer this year. And anytime Oregon took the...

NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Utah Utes:== Aug 28 - W vs. Idaho State, 56-14== Sep 6 - W vs. Fresno State, 59-27== Sep 13 - Open== Sep 20 - W at Michigan, 26-10== Sep 27 - L vs. Washington St, 27-28== Oct 4 - W at UCLA, 30-28== Oct 11 - Open== Oct 16 - W at Oregon State, 29-...

Hackett garners Ray Guy Award

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Utah's Tom Hackett has won the 2014 Ray Guy Award, given to the nation's best punter. Hackett, the first Pac-12 punter to win the award, has averaged 47.0 yards on 77 punts this season. Other nominees were Alabama's JK Scott and Idaho's Austin Rehkow. Scott has averaged 47.0 yards on 48 punts this season, while Rehkow, who doubles as Idaho...

Pac-12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Braden Gall, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The Pac-12 entered the season with eyes on knocking off the SEC as the best league in college football. While that may not happen until Oregon knocks off both Florida State and Alabama in the College Football Playoff, the Pac-12 has clearly separated itself as the best league outside of the SEC and has set itself up to be on par with the SEC if the Ducks can win two more games. Star...

Pac-12 Week 14 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 5 months 1 week ago
It’s pretty simple for Pac-12 fans. Oregon has clinched the North Division title regardless of what happens in The Civil War but need to win twice to lock up a spot in the first College Football Playoff. Down South, UCLA is in control. Beat Stanford and Jim Mora’s bunch gets a rematch with the Ducks. A Bruins loss, however, makes this Territorial Cup arguably the most...

Pac-12 Week 13 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Week 13 slate across the country is pretty sad, but the Pac-12 Conference is here to save college football. Four of the six Pac-12 games feature point spreads that are less than a touchdown and the other two feature teams that need to hold serve at home to keep their respective Pac-12 championship game hopes alive. Most importantly, a historic rivalry in Los Angeles is likely to...

Wildcats and Utes square off in Pac-12 tussle

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Two teams coming off of thrilling victories will clash on Saturday afternoon, as the 20th-ranked Utah Utes host the 15th-ranked Arizona Wildcats in Pac-12 Conference action at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Casey Skowron kicked two field goals in the fourth quarter, including a 47- yarder as time expired, to lift Arizona to a 27-26 win at home against...