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One expert tabs Utes as Rose Bowl favorite

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Utah wide receiver Jaylen Dixon, right, celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown with wide receiver Solomon Enis in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. Utah won 30-7. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(KUTV) - The 2004 Utes were the original BCS busters, they went undefeated on the season and thrashed Big East champ Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl. With Kyle Whittingham as Head Coach, the Utes went undefeated again in 2008 and beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. This past season Utah continued to make strides by winning the Pac-12 South Division and going to the conference title game. Earning a spot in the Rose Bowl would be the program's next mountain to climb and one expert believes this Utah team has what it takes to make it to Pasadena.