Sporting News projects West Virginia to face Utah in Cactus Bowl

Sporting News has West Virginia facing off against Utah in the Cactus Bowl, where the Mountaineers were placed in 2015 to face Arizona State.

The Utes are 6-6 and rank 5th in the Pac-12 South, ahead of only Colorado.

It’s safe to say the Mountaineers would be favored in this matchup if it came to pass. Utah has struggled after a 4-0 start, but has many close losses on their record, same as the Mountaineers. It would be a matchup of underrated teams with bad luck, which would make for a great game. However, if Will Grier is available, there’s no doubt that WVU would be favored.

It would be a bummer for WVU to be in the Cactus Bowl again, but taking home a win here and retaining Grier and David Sills would be a massive win heading into next year. The last time WVU won in the Cactus Bowl, they went on to win 10 games the year after.

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