College Football Teams That Could Have Benefited from a Playoff (Last 50 Years)

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Text: Gabriel Baumgaertner
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Utah

2004, 2008

The Utes have gone undefeated twice in the last 10 years, but weren't considered for a berth in the national title game either time. In 2004, coach Urban Meyer and quarterback Alex Smith ran a dizzying offense past pretty much everybody, capping it off with a 35-7 domination of Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl. Utah beat every team it played by at least three possessions. In 2008, the Utes beat Michigan and Oregon State in their nonconference games, but could not earn a BCS championship berth. The Utes went on to shock Alabama, 31-17, in the Sugar Bowl.


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