The bowl picture for BYU, Utah, Utah State heading into final week

Oregon defensive lineman Casey Rogers (98) pressures Utah quarterback Cameron Rising (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.

Andy Nelson, Associated Press

For the first time all year, all three Utah FBS teams are bowl eligible, after BYU and Utah State joined Utah with victories last week.

The bowl picture isn’t likely to change a whole lot for the Cougars or Aggies heading into their regular-season finales this week.

For the Utes, there’s still hope — and more importantly, a plausible scenario — where they can return to the Pac-12 championship game and have the chance to defend their conference title in Las Vegas.

Here’s a look at where several national publications predict Utah, BYU and Utah State will play in the postseason following the season’s Week 12.

*-indicates same projection as last week.

Bowl projections for Utah football after Week 12

Kyle Bonagura, ESPN: Holiday Bowl, vs. Florida State

Mark Schlabach, ESPN: Holiday Bowl, vs. Notre Dame

Brett McMurphy, Action Network: Holiday Bowl, vs. Florida State*

Jerry Palm, CBS Sports: Holiday Bowl, vs. Wake Forest*

Erick Smith, USA Today: Las Vegas Bowl, vs. Arkansas

College Football News: Las Vegas Bowl, vs. South Carolina

Steven Lassan, Athlon Sports: Holiday Bowl, vs. Florida State

Brad Crawford, 247 Sports: Holiday Bowl, vs. North Carolina

Scott Dochterman and Stewart Mandel, The Athletic: Holiday Bowl, vs. North Carolina

Bill Bender, Sporting News: Sun Bowl, vs. Louisville

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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