- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

No. 10 Utah (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12, No. 10 CFP) at Arizona (5-5, 2-5), 10 p.m., EST, (FS1)

Line: Utah by 4 ½.

Series: Utah leads 20-18-2.


Utah’s front-runner status in Pac-12 South. The Utes have a one-game lead over UCLA and USC. USC holds the tiebreaker after handing Utah its only loss thus far. The Utes are home against UCLA next week, and then finish off at home against Colorado.


Utah RB Devontae Booker against the depleted Arizona defense. Booker is third in the Pac-12 in rushing at 124 yards per game. He leads college football with 234 rushing attempts. If Utah can move the ball on the ground and grind out the clock, it keeps the ball away from the Wildcats’ offense, which still ranks No. 2 in the conference despite some recent struggles.


Utah: QB Travis Wilson. Arizona is the only Pac-12 team Wilson hasn’t beaten and if he can mix up the pass with Booker’s ground game, it could be a long day for the Wildcats in their home finale.

Arizona: RB Jared Baker. Baker has been filling in for injured Nick Wilson and would love to continue what’s been an effective tradition for Wildcats running backs against Utah. Arizona has topped 200 yards rushing each of the last three years against the Utes, all Wildcats victories.


Right-handed Utes starting C Sioasi Aiono has missed the last two games with an injured right hand, which is in a cast. But he may return Saturday night and snap the ball with his left hand. .. Utah DE Hunter Dimick is expected to miss his third straight game with a sore shoulder. … Utes LB Gionni Paul returned an interception 27 yards and a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown last week against Washington. … Arizona S Will Parks, who will play his final home game, leads the team in tackles (59), pass breakups (7) and forced fumbles (2). … Arizona won’t have a bye week all season, finishing next week against Arizona State. … The Wildcats have lost three in a row. … Arizona has allowed 45 touchdowns, most in the Pac-12.

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