Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham expected his Utes to be in one of the Pac-12's top bowl games. Instead, the Utes were chosen to play in the sixth bowl; however, they get the opportunity to play rival BYU.
When asked about the Las Vegas Bowl, Whittingham said that he was surprised by where his team was placed.
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While the Utes may have been overlooked during the bowl selection, the game against BYU has become one of the hottest bowl game tickets in recent memory.