Utah wide receiver Jereme Brooks (85) tries to get away from Alabama defensive back Justin Woodall (27) during the second half of the 2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl, at the Superdome, in New Orleans, LA. Friday Jan. 2, 2009. Utah beat Alabama 31-17. In 2022, the Utes are being hyped as a College Football Playoff contender, one year after winning the Pac-12 and making their first Rose Bowl appearance. A possible CFP opponent? None other than Alabama.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

A signature moment in Utah football’s history came on Jan. 2, 2009, when the Utes beat blue blood program Alabama 31-17 in the Sugar Bowl.

If the hype surrounding the Utah program this season comes to fruition, the Utes could again be presented with the chance for another momentous moment in the school’s history.

Following Utah’s first Pac-12 championship and first Rose Bowl appearance a year ago, and with a strong contingent of key players returning, the Utes are considered by many as a College Football Playoff contender heading into the 2022 season.


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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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