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This is surely the game of the year to this point. It will determine the Mountain West Champ, which is suddenly an enormous honor. Both teams in this matchup have looked sensational from the get-go.
Utah has two BCS victories, which is impressive in itself. They beat Pittsburgh in Overtime to start the season, but they were most impressive against Iowa State. They won by an astounding score of 68-27. This Iowa State team isn't even bad. The Cyclones have solid wins over Texas and Texas Tech, so beating them by 40 is an impressive feat.
The Utes will face by far their top opponent of the season in TCU. Statistically, the Horned Frogs have the top defense in the country. But they also have a very productive offense to go along with their shutdown defense behind veteran QB Andy Dalton. The proof is in the pudding, as they have scored 30+ points in all but one game.
Their signature wins are slightly more impressive than Utah's. They beat Baylor by 35, and the Bears have proven to be a great team. They also took down Oregon State in their first game.
In this thriller of a game, I just have a feeling Utah will use their home field to their advantage and take down TCU in an epic game.
Utah 24 TCU 21