Arizona will try to improve its bowl positioning tonight at Utah, while the Utes try to claw into the postseason picture.
The Cats, bowl-eligible at 6-4, have no guarantee of landing one of the spots in the Pac-12′s seven contracted postseason destinations. With a couple of losses to end the regular season, they likely will have to rely on landing a spot in another bowl, somewhere, that has an unexpected opening.
As for 4-6 Utah, if it doesn’t beat Arizona and Colorado, its season is over.
“The variables are cut way down; it’s just do or die,” coach Kyle Whittingham said in the Salt Lake Tribune. “But we’re still alive. If we don’t win, there goes the chance of bowl hopes. We’re fully focused, and we know the scenario.”
Utah’s desperation and motivation on Senior Night are definitely things that could impact the outcome when the teams kick off at 8 p.m. (ESPNU). Here are three others: