clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Utah game day

NEW MEXICO (5-4, 3-3) AT UTAH (5-4, 3-3)

Today, 4:30 p.m.

Rice-Eccles Stadium

TV: Ch. 14 Radio: 700AM

Last week: New Mexico was off. Utah beat Wyoming, 43-13.

Last meeting: 2004, Utah won 28-7 in Albuquerque.

Trends to watch: The Utes are seeking to extend a two-game win streak. The Lobos, who are coming off a bye week, dropped a 35-25 decision at home to Colorado State on Oct. 28.

Players to watch: Utah quarterback Brian Johnson is the reigning Mountain West Conference offensive player of the week. He's fifth in the nation in total offense with 339.22 ypg. New Mexico running back DonTrell Moore is completing his fourth 1,000-yard season.

New Mexico will win if . . . The Lobos can do what they did in their last visit to Salt Lake City, a 47-35 victory in 2003. New Mexico's hopes may hinge on the play of quarterback Chris Nelson, who is making his first career start.

Utah will win if . . . The Utes can duplicate last week's performance against Wyoming. Offense, defense and special teams combined for the team's best overall effort of the season. They should have tailback Quinton Ganther this week.

Extra points: Utah leads the all-time series 29-15-2, including a 16-4-1 advantage in Salt Lake City . . . New Mexico hasn't lost four MWC games since 2000 . . . The Lobos are 8-0 after bye weeks under head coach Rocky Long . . . Utah will honor its 25 departing seniors in pregame ceremonies . . . Ute kicker Dan Beardall has made 11 consecutive field goals to equal a 20-year-old record held by Andre Guardi . . . Utah enters its home finale with the second-highest attendance average (42,494) in school history.