UTAH UTES

Possible Scenarios That Could Land Utah Into The Rose Bowl

Nov 16, 2021, 8:05 PM

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual - Washington v Ohio State...

A general view of the Rose Bowl Stadium ahead of the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – We are heading down the home stretch of the regular season in college football which means the bowl projections and scenarios are out.

Utah football has everything still to play for besides a berth in the College Football Playoff. ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) is in favor of Utah reaching the Pac-12 Championship Game and winning their first every title in the conference.

According to the FPI, Utah has a 98.7% chance to win their division and 53.2% chance to win the Pac-12 title. Oregon has a 93.2% chance to win the north and a 44.7% chance to win the conference crown for a third straight season.

The crazy stat is the FPI has Utah at a 65% chance to go to the Rose Bowl if they lose to Oregon this weekend at Rice-Eccles Stadium. But only a 35% chance to go to the Rose Bowl if they win on Saturday.

Those are just percentages by a power index. We’ll let the football play itself out.

Possible Scenarios For Utah Football To Get Into The Rose Bowl

While we are on the subject, there are some scenarios for Utah when it comes to their postseason bowl games.

Utah fans will be thrilled and mad at the three scenarios that I am about to give you that would land Utah into the Rose Bowl.

  1. Utah beats Oregon on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium, beats Colorado next week and knocks off Oregon again but in the Pac-12 Championship game.
  2. Utah loses to Oregon both at home and the Pac-12 title game, beats Colorado and Oregon wins the rest of their games.
  3. Utah loses to Oregon at home, beats Colorado and knocks off the Ducks in Las Vegas to win the Pac-12 title.

Now, what if Oregon beats Utah both times but loses to Oregon State? Utah would be in the Alamo Bowl. The scenario that all Utah fans are hoping for is beating the Ducks twice and making their first appearance in the Rose Bowl.

The only way that Utah goes to the Alamo Bowl is if Oregon doesn’t make the Playoff.

Utah and Oregon will kickoff at 5:30 p.m. MT on Saturday, November 20 on ABC.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

Mariah-Lopez-Throws-Pitch-For-Utah-Softball-Team...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Softball Comes Up Short In First NCAA Game Against South Carolina

Utah softball didn't get the result they were hoping for in their first game NCAA Regional game, falling to South Carolina 2-1.

16 hours ago

craig-smith-huddles-with-runnin-utes-at-huntsman-center-2024...

Michelle Bodkin

Report: Utah Basketball Adds Sacramento State’s Loren Leath To Staff

Runnin' Utes head coach Craig Smith has added former Sacramento State assistant coach Loren Leath to his staff.

18 hours ago

utah-football-runs-out-of-tunnel-during-college-football-game-2023...

Michelle Bodkin

Best Trips To Double Dip On Utah Football, NFL Games

Utah football starts their inaugural season in the Big 12 which conveniently opens some doors to double dip on an NFL game as well.

2 days ago

Brant-Kuithe-Utah-Utes-Football...

Michelle Bodkin

Spring Ball Review: A Look At Utah Football’s Tight Ends

Today’s focus is on a group that has produced a lot of NFL talent for the Utes as of late- Utah football's tight ends.

4 days ago

Utah-Softball-head-coach-Amy-Hogue-gets-Gatorade-Bath...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Softball Will Head To Durham For NCAA Regional Round

Utah softball is dancing again and will head to Durham, North Carolina to begin their NCAA Tournament journey.

5 days ago

Troy-Williams-Memphis-Showboats-UFL...

Kyle Ireland

Showboats QB Troy Williams Carted Off After Scoring Touchdowns In Week 7

Memphis Showboats quarterback Troy Williams scored a pair of touchdowns during Week 7 of the 2024 United Football League season.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Possible Scenarios That Could Land Utah Into The Rose Bowl