With three more weeks of the college football regular season, many football fans in the Beehive State are wondering which bowl their teams will be playing in over the holiday break.
While fans are hoping for the best for their own teams and the worst for their rivals, here is a breakdown that offers the best, worst and most probable scenario for each of the three FBS teams in the state.
Utah State Aggies:
😀: The Aggies win their last two games and become one of the few 5 win college football teams to get to a bowl game. They would most likely get into the Idaho Potato Bowl
☹️: Utah state loses by double digits to Nevada and gets bageled by BYU. Head coach Matt Wells is fired and is replaced by former Aggie coach Brent Guy.
😐: The Aggie Blue and Fighting White ends respectably with a 4 win season. Whether their one win comes against Nevada or BYU remains to be seen but the Aggies are favored against Nevada and are the underdogs against the Cougars. BYU did lose at Lavell Edwards Stadium though the last time they played the Aggies on October 3, 2014. The Aggies have shown flashes of talent but they will need to play four good quarters and exploit the mistakes the Cougars make.
😀: Cougars win the Poinsettia Bowl!
☹️: BYU loses the Poinsettia Bowl.
😐: Basically, they are going to San Diego to play in the Poinsettia Bowl.
😀: The Utes win out and enjoy a PAC 12 title and the 4th seed in the college football playoff. They lose to Alabama in a hard fought overtime game in the semifinal but can still hold their head high at another improvement as Alabama gets revenge for the Sugar Bowl loss to the Utes in 2009.
☹️: The Utes lose their last two games and have to settle for the Foster Farms bowl. They lose the Foster Farms bowl and get no PAC 12 title, no New Years 6 bowl and not even a bowl win. Humility will become a much needed virtue in Salt Lake City if this happens.
😐:🌹Face it, the Utes are destined for the Rose Bowl. Their uniforms are even as red as the Rose. They will win out the rest of the regular season and lose the PAC 12 title game. A New Years Six bowl doesn’t sound like the worst consolation prize. The Big Ten will still humble them so Utes should save their red pom poms for after the New Years Parade and game before they brag and roast Cougar fans on Twitter.