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Utah vs. West Virginia

Deseret News and Associated Press

Kyle Whittingham and Dana Holgorsen will coach the Utes and Mountaineers on Tuesday in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

The basics


UTAH (6-6) vs. West Virginia (7-5)

Kickoff: TUESDAY, 11:30 a.m. (Mountain)

Cotton Bowl Stadium (92,100)

Natural grass

Viewing information

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 26 | Time: 1:30 p.m. ET

Location: Cotton Bowl Stadium — Dallas, Texas

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Series: Utes lead, 1-0

Weather: Mostly sunny, temperatures in the low 40s.

The stakes


For Utah … A fourth consecutive winning season weighs in the balance.

For West Virginia … The Mountaineers are seeking to snap a two-game skid.

The trends


For Utah … The Utes won the only previous meeting, 32-6 in the 1964 Liberty Bowl in Atlantic City.

For West Virginia … Head coach Dana Holgorsen is 2-3 in bowl games with the Mountaineers.

The crystal ball


For Utah … The Utes will prevail if their approach to bowl games under Kyle Whittingham continues. They’re 10-1 under his direction.

For West Virginia … The Mountaineers could have trouble running the ball with 1,000-yard rusher Justin Crawford opting not to play.

Player to watch


DAVID SILLS V, West Virginia wide receiver: The 6-foot-4 junior has scored 18 touchdowns this season. Overall, he has 60 catches for 980 yards.

Key matchup


UTAH’S SECONDARY VS. WEST VIRGINIA’S OFFENSE: The Mountaineers rank 12th in the nation with 324.8 yards passing per game. However, the status of quarterback Will Grier (broken finger) is uncertain.

Quotable


“We don’t have a routine or a process that is super top secret. It’s just our guys in our program taking a lot of pride in bowl games and they prepare the right way.”

— Utah coach Kyle Whittingham

“We’re very aware of their bowl game history so it’s going to be a challenge for us.”

— West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen

Next up


Utah kicks off the 2018 season at home Aug. 30 against Weber State. West Virginia’s opener is Sept. 1 against Tennessee in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Utah schedule


Aug. 31 — NORTH DAKOTA, Won 37-16

Sept. 9 — at BYU, Won 19-13

Sept. 16 — SAN JOSE STATE, Won 54-16

Sept. 22 — at Arizona, Won 30-24

Oct. 7 — STANFORD, Lost 23-20

Oct. 14 — at USC, Lost 28-27

Oct. 21 — ARIZONA STATE, Lost 30-10

Oct. 28 — at Oregon, Lost 41-20

Nov. 3 — UCLA, Won 48-17

Nov. 11 — WASHINGTON STATE, Lost 33-24

Nov. 18 — at Washington, Lost 33-30

Nov. 25 — COLORADO, Won 34-13