Official - Holiday vs Utah

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  1. Alan Smithee

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    Take the under
     
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    "Rose Bowl junior" sounds great to me.
     
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    Media will mock this one as a boring game, but I love the matchup. I think you have two similar teams that play good defense and don’t beat themselves.

    Is Moss back for Utah? Missed the last several games with injury. When healthy, he’s a really nice RB.
     
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    Now's the time for the west coast wildcat fans to step up
     
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    Theme song.

     
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    Huge opportunity to finish the season ranked with a 9th win. Currently #22 in final CFP poll (doesn't rank after bowl season).

    For post-season rankings: we are currently #26 (only 1 vote below #25 Iowa State) in AP Poll and #22 in Coaches Poll.

    Utah is #17 in the final CFP ranking as well as #20 in the AP and #19 in the Coaches polls.

    A win against them means we'll probably finish around 19-21 in both final polls.
     
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    This will be a tough one. I think Whittingham has only lost 1 bowl game in his entire tenure at Utah
     
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    Will be there.
     
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    Game Dec 31st at 6:00PM CT on FS1 (FoxSports 1)
     
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    Utah lost their best QB and best RB in early November to injuries, and their offense has struggled since.

    It all depends imo on whether they get that QB Tyler Huntley back.

    If not, we should be favored by 3-7 points. If they do get him back, it's probably a pick 'em.
     
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    Great to get to play the team from The Great Salt Lake on New Year’s Eve Holiday in the Holiday Bowl!
     
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    Cats will end this season and kick off the next on the West Coast. A treat for west coast alums.
     
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    PAC-12 was flat-out awful this year, and their championship looked like a high school gsme compared to us vs. OSU. Pretty much a dream matchup for us...
     
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    Me too!
     
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    Huntley should be back by then.
     
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    Nope. Moss is done for the season.
     
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    Thanks for the update.
    Any word on Brinkley?
     
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    He says good night.
     
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    Fitz said "he's doing great!"
     
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    wow. you guys are really really old.
     
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    So, apparently, are you.
     
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    I think I will be able to go. My first Bowl game. I'm totally psyched. How do I make sure to meet up with some of you?
     
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    Wow! A Bowl virgin! Not as many of those as in 95, 96. You'll have a ball.
     
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    As a Florida based alum, I'm happy for our West Coast alums/fans that will be getting an accessible bowl.

    It's always fun when the bowl game comes to you.
     
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    That's the way it is.
     
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    Courage.
     
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    Just like basketball.......rematch!
     
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    Trying to figure out how to swing a trip home to SD from Hawaii with a 2 yr old and (non-NU) pregnant wife...already tried “New Year’s with the family...”

    Wish me luck...
     
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    Utah is far from a pushover. I’d say they’re probably a Michigan State/Iowa/Wisconsin level opponent.
     
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    Hmmm, Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin. There's something in common with each of them regarding NU this year, I can't quite put my finger on it...
     
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    Yeah, their defense is stout. If Huntley is healthy and back, that means their offense will at least be able to move the ball through the air.
     
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    They had a stretch of 4 games in the middle of the year where they scored over 40 points a game. A much more potent offense than NU?
     
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    I'm middle aged but I still had to google this to figure out the Huntley Brinkley reference.
     
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    They had some really great RB play from Zach Moss during that stretch.

    If we can shut down their running game with their backup RB Shyne, they'll be forced into the air.
     

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