The No. 20-ranked Utah football team (No. 22 CFP) has accepted an invitation to play in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 12:30 p.m. PT (1:30 p.m. MT). The 9-3 Utes were co-champions of the Pac-12 South Division with a 6-3 conference record and will play 9-3 BYU, an independent.
Utah will make its fifth Las Vegas Bowl appearance and its second straight. The Utes defeated Colorado State 45-10 in the 2014 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl and are 3-1 all-time in Las Vegas Bowl games.
“After being nationally ranked since the second week of the season and finishing as co-champion of the Pac-12 South Division, we are looking forward to our ninth bowl game in the last 11 seasons. Las Vegas is a great destination for our fans and the bowl organizers work hard to make it a memorable experience for the players,” said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham.
Added Director of Athletics Dr. Chris Hill, “This has been our best season as members of the Pac-12 and we are pleased at the opportunity to play one more game. Through our past experience, we know that the people involved with the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will provide a wonderful experience for our student-athletes, coaches and fans.”
The game will be televised on ABC.