The 2011 Sun Bowl could come down to how well the Utah Utes' rush defense stands up to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets' potent option attack. The Utes are giving up 2.97 per carry this season, which ranks ninth nationally. They held opponents under 100 yards rushing on six occasions. But they have yet to see a rushing attack this season quite like Tech's, which is once again one of the nation's best -- the Jackets average over 316 yards per game on the ground, which ranks second nationally.
Location: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
Date & Time: Saturday, Dec. 31, 12:00 p.m. MT
Odds: Georgia Tech is favored by 2-1/2 points.
Series: Utah leads, 1-0.
Official Bowl Website: SunBowl.org
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