The Washington Huskies and Utah Utes meet for an intriguing Pac-12 battle Saturday night. Neither team has lived up to preseason hype, but each has shown signs of improvement in recent weeks.
With a limited number of games remaining to help pad their resumés for bowl season, the stakes in Seattle will be high this weekend.
The Utes average a little more than 26 points per game and surrender about 22 to their opponents. They've had to battle through quarterback issues most weeks, although Travis Wilson is coming off a two-touchdown performance last weekend. If Utah hopes to win, Wilson will need to have a solid showing against a quality UW secondary.
A win would make Washington bowl eligible. Like the Utes, UW has also won two in a row and appears to be peaking at the right time. Look for Keith Price to continue his strong second half against a vulnerable Utah defense.
Game time, TV channel: 10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
Point spread: Washington opened as 2-point favorites, although some sites now have Utah as 1.5-point favorites. OddsShark sees this one as basically a toss-up.