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The Utezone staff makes their picks for the bowl game

Indiana is happy to be here. Utah wanted to be somewhere else. How does it play out?

Bartle- Utah will finish the season on a strong performance at the Foster Farms Bowl. I think we see the passing game take a few shots that Indiana won't expect and the Utes maintain a good lead throughout the game. Utah 34 Indiana 24

Bodkin- After skidding to the finish line Utah re-evaluates themselves and comes to play. Naturally this confuses and even angers some fans as to why the Utes can't consistently be that dominant. Utah 38 Indiana 21

Davidson- Kyle Whittingham is just too good in bowl games and Indiana will be without their head coach. Utah's run game will struggle a bit against a good Indiana defense, but it will be the status quo for Utah's own defense. Hunter Dimick and the rest of the line will put pressure on Indiana QB Richard Lagow, forcing him to make some costly mistakes. Utah 31 Indiana 21

Gorringe- Kyle Whittingham is 9-1 in bowl games as Utah's head coach, and the down time has allowed guys like Troy Williams, Sunia Tauteoli, Tim Patrick and Cory Butler-Byrd to fully recover from nagging injuries. Utah will be fully healthy and recharged, and should have their way with just an average Hoosiers squad. Utah 34 Indiana 16

Sorensen- At 6-6 without having beaten a team with a winning record, Indiana is the definition of mediocre. And Utah just doesn't lose bowl games. The Utes match up favorably against the Hoosiers, and should be healthier than they've been since mid-season. Put those things together, and this looks like a classic Utah bowl win. Utah 34 Indiana 24

Swinney- On paper, this shouldn't be close. Utah is vastly superior in pretty much every single way. If the Utes play to their potential, it'll be a route. If not, it'll be a nail-biter. I'll doubt we'll see anything in between. Either way, you're looking at a Utah win. Based on recent results, I'll go with the nail-biter that comes down to the final play. Utah 21 (all field goals) Indiana 17


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