Utes ready to take on Arizona Wildcats

Posted at 10:17 PM, Nov 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-18 00:17:41-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utes season continues to grow more exciting.

The win against Stanford on the road is a huge boost for Utah after their losses to two of the best teams in the country, Oregon and Arizona State.

Now, they are headed into another tough game against No. 15 in the country Arizona.

The Utes have not won against the Wildcats since 2011 and this year’s seniors are looking to change that.

"Lot of great seniors in this class and given us a lot of effort and really everything they've got over the last several years," Head Coach Kyle Whittingham said about his players. "So, we are going to honor them before the game and so we're really going to miss those guys."

For Whittingham, this season is special for his seniors, and he is happy their hard work is finally being rewarded.

"It's been disappointing the last couple of years that our seniors have not been able to have that bowl experience. But, this group is going to and this group is really the backbone of this football team from a lot of different stand points," the coach said. "We've had leadership on this team that's as good as any team we've ever had here and that's a big credit to those seniors."

But, this upcoming game will be no cake walk. Arizona won against No. 2 Oregon at Oregon. Their only losses have been to USC and No. 22 UCLA.

"I would say the thing they present is a very balanced team and across the board there really is no area that they have a glaring weakness," Whittingham said.

Junior wide receiver Kenneth Scott can’t wait to go up against the Wildcats. He believes the Utes have a lot of talent that can compete with Arizona.

"I know it's not going to be a blow out because they are a really good team and they are really deep. I believe it's going to be another classy game, gonna go down to the wire, just like every other game has been. It makes you anxious as a player because you love those types of games," Scott said.

Kickoff is Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m.