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Utah-Alabama Sugar Bowl Gameday Open Thread

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It's finally here. Go Utes, let's finish what we started!


Next Game

Utah Utes
@ Alabama Crimson Tide

Friday, Jan 2, 2009, 6:17 PM MST

Allstate Sugar Bowl - Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA

TV: FOX

Radio: KALL 700

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What to expect when Utah has the ball: The Utes are going to do their best at balancing out their offense. A lot will depend on how much Brian Johnson gets through the air, but expect a game very similar to the TCU one. If the Utes can get things moving in the passing game, though, it will certainly open things up a bit.

What to expect when Alabama has the ball: The Tide love to run the ball and will probably do just that. Expect them to test Utah's defensive line early and if they can tear it up on the ground, there won't be much need for John Parker Wilson's arm.

How Utah wins: No turnovers, decent run defense and a balanced offense. This will be the toughest test Utah has had in years and they'll need to play near-flawless to have a chance. If they don't, then things will get out of hand rather quickly.

Lucky is hopin' to celebrate tonight!

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I be aglow when me Utes are 13 and 0!

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