September 19, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) A decade ago, Michigan and Utah reached BCS bowls in the same season, the Wolverines by winning the Big Ten under Lloyd Carr and the Utes with an undefeated record under Urban Meyer.

Those memories seem awfully distant as Michigan prepares to host Utah on Saturday, but there is still enough potential within both of these teams to make this weekend's game an intriguing one.

This Big Ten-Pac-12 matchup isn't being touted as a Rose Bowl preview, but the Wolverines could use a victory over a major-conference opponent, and Utah has put up big numbers offensively so far in 2014 while trying to recover from back-to-back losing seasons.

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