Here. We. Go. The ranked, home Pac-12 game that Utah fans have craved since the Utes joined the conference is now here. Utah finds themselves 5-1 on the season, one win from bowl eligibility, something that has eluded Utah the past two seasons. USC comes in 5-2, and also has dreams of qualifying for the Pac-12 title game, like Utah. Both teams are coming off conference wins a week ago, Utah over OSU in Corvallis, and USC over Colorado in LA.
The winner of this game really puts themselves in a nice position to be in the running for winning the South division of the conference. For Utah, can they get the offense rolling in the passing game? Or will they have to rely on Devontae Booker the entire game? Will USC load the box and shut down the Utes altogether?
For the Trojans, will Buck Allen keep rolling on the ground, or will Cody Kessler have to win the game through the air? Can Utah turnover the Trojan offense?
All of those questions will be answered now, up at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Buckle in for another late night game, and hopefully you're wearing your black!
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