Utah Completes Perfect Run In 2008 Following Sugar Bowl Win Over Alabama

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NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Utah is the best of the BCS busters.

Brian Johnson threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns, and the
No. 7 Utes upset fourth-ranked Alabama 31-17 in the Sugar Bowl on
Friday night to finish 13-0.

With the victory, Utah became the first team from a non-BCS
conference to win two BCS bowls.

Johnson's pinpoint passing led Utah to a 21-0 first-quarter lead
and the Utes refused to wilt when Alabama pulled to 21-17 early in
the second half.

Utah's defense was equally impressive, intercepting John Parker
Wilson twice and sacking him eight times, with the seventh sack
forcing a fumble that sent crimson-clad Alabama fans streaming for
the exits with just more than five minutes to go.

After surging to No. 1 in the rankings with a 12-0 regular
season, Alabama closed the season with two consecutive losses, the
first against Florida in the Southeastern Conference championship
game.



 
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