Utah Utes vs. California Golden Bears
Still waiting for their first official Pac-12 Conference victory, the Utah Utes make their way to AT&T Park in San Francisco this weekend to challenge the California Golden Bears. Utah, which made the jump from the Mountain West Conference to become a member of the new Pac-12, managed to snap a two-game slide last Saturday by slipping by the Pittsburgh Panthers on the road in a 26-14 decision. The win was just the third in six tries this season for the Utes, who are already winless in three charges in their new conference.
As for the Golden Bears, they began the new season with three consecutive wins over the likes of Fresno State, Colorado and Presbyterian but since then the program is dropped three in a row, all in conference play. Last week, Cal was held to a season-low nine points in a 21-point loss to USC in San Francisco. At this point in the campaign, Cal is all alone in last place in the North division of the conference standings, while Utah is one of three teams in the South division still awaiting its first league win. In terms of the all-time series between these two programs, California is ahead by a count of 4-3, yet the Utes have taken three of the last four meetings including back-to-back contests. The most recent matchup came in the 2009 Poinsettia Bowl where the Utes bounced back from a 14-0 deficit to capture a 37-27 victory.
The Golden Bears got throttled last week against USC but this time they get it done at home. Take the Golden bears at home.