Arizona will visit Utah in a Pac-12 South game that will impact bowl game seeding. Both teams are out of consideration for a major bowl game but would be happy representing the conference.
Utah has more than just seeding to be considered. The Utes have been bowl eligible for nine straight seasons, but they need to win their final two games to extend the streak to 10.
Their final game is against Colorado, so their season comes down to this game.
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 p.m. ET
Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Radio: Free Football Radio
Betting Line (via OddsShark)
Over/Under: OFF, Spread: Off
Both lines are currently off for this game. The Wildcats' starting quarterback is hurt and might not be able to play on Saturday, which likely impacts a projected line.
Arizona should be the favorite but I would be leery if they are giving up more than seven points.
Injury Report (via USA Today)
Matt Scott, QB, Questionable (Concussion)
Jourdon Grandon, CB, Questionable
Hank Hobson, LB, Questionable (Neck)
Chris Putton,OL, Questionable (Undisclosed)
Taimi Tutogi, FB, Questionable (Neck)
Terrence Miller, TE, Questionable (Shoulder)
Dominique Austin, DL, Out (Foot)
Kelvin York, RB, Day-to-Day (Undisclosed)
Jacoby Hale, DE, Out (Undisclosed)
Latu Heimuli, OL, Out (Undisclosed)
BCS/Top 25 Implications
Neither team is currently ranked, but if the Wildcats end the season on a good run they could crack the Top 25 again.
Utah would like to win their final two games to be bowl eligible.
Arizona Player to Watch: Ka'Deem Carey, RB
With the health of QB Matt Scott in question, Arizona will need to be able to turn to the run. Carey is a quality back, and the sophomore is in striking distance of 1,500 yards.
Carey had a breakout performance last week, running for 366 yards and five touchdowns. The Wildcats are 1-0 in games where their running back has surpassed 350 yards, so they would certainly like to give him the opportunity to test Utah's defense.
Seriously, though, Utah has been susceptible to the run. If Scott is unable to play or is hobbled, the Wildcats would be wise to let Carey try to carry the offense.
Utah Player to Watch: John White, RB
White has been the major source of offense for the Utes several times this season. He's coming off a solid 142-yard performance for Utah.
His prior two games also yielded 100-yard efforts in a pair of wins over Cal and WSU. Utah needs to control the line of scrimmage and churn clock to keep Arizona from getting away on the scoreboard.
Prediction: Arizona 33, Utah 24
This game presents a pairing that is always enjoyable. Arizona's strength is offense while the Utah defense has been great most of the season. This should create great competition when the Wildcats have the ball.
When Utah has the ball, play could get a bit more bumpy. The Ute offense has been lacking most of the season.
Then again, Arizona's defense isn't that good, either. Utah will need to take advantage of Wildcat mistakes.
Darin Pike is a writer for Bleacher Report's Breaking News Team and a Featured Columnist covering the NFL and the Seattle Seahawks. Follow @darinpike
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