SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A well-rounded offense has helped Utah edge closer to the College Football Playoff picture.
The eighth-ranked Utes, who are seventh in the CFP rankings, have run off five straight victories and are a game ahead of UCLA and USC atop the Pac-12 South. Utah gets a chance to solidify its position when it hosts the Bruins on Saturday.
The Utes (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) have leaned almost exclusively on an elite defense and dominant running game as a formula for success in the past. This season, Utah has added an efficient passing attack to the mix.