Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
U of U Sports
Matt Piper and Kyle Goon
Matt Piper and Kyle Goon cover University of Utah sports teams for The Salt Lake Tribune. Matt Piper is on twitter at @matthew_piper, Kyle Goon is on twitter at @kylegoon

» E-mail Matt Piper

» E-mail Kyle Goon

» Subscribe (RSS)

Call it a wrap for Utah's football season

Utah's bowl hopes, however slim they were, are over. According to Wright Waters, the executive director of the Football Bowl Association, there were 62 teams that were bowl eligible going into the weekend's play.

Of those on the bubble, Virginia Tech, Central Michigan, West Virginia, Baylor, Michigan State, SMU, Purdue, Rice, Ole Miss have all won.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Pitt will be bowl eligible if it wins at South Florida next Saturday.

The Utes were hoping enough teams would fail to be eligible, forcing the NCAA to use the Academic Progress Rate to create a pool of 5-7 teams that bowls would use to fill their vacancies.

However, there were a lot of upsets that made such a scenario unnecessary. Ole Miss upset Mississippi State 41-24, SMU upset Tulsa 35-27, Baylor upset Texas Tech 52-45 and Pitt upset Rutgers 27-6. Pitt will be bowl eligible if it wins at South Florida next week.

"It looks like with the way things happened, we're going to be Ok," he said Saturday.

Time to focus on basketball, Utah fans.

- Lya Wodraska

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Utah Football Schedule
Utah Basketball Schedule
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.