1. Utah and Utah State prepare for bowl games as BYU welcomes a new offensive coordinator.
-Utah State (6-6) will take on New Mexico State (7-5) on Friday, Dec. 29, 3:30 p.m. in the Arizona Bowl in Tuscon. It’s the first bowl game since 1960 for NM State where they played guess who? Utah State! (And NM beat USU 20-13.)
-Utah (6-6) will take on West Virginia (6-6) in the Zaxby’s Heart of Texas Bowl on Dec. 26 at 1:30 p.m.
-BYU earned a 77-65 win over Utah on Saturday, and that gives the Cougars victories over all of its in-state rivals. The Cougs were led by guard Elijah Bryant, who scored 29 points. BYU fans taunted coach K with ‘safety first’ chants.
-In the NFL, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will sell the team after Sports Illustrated published a story detailing allegations of sexual harassment from at least four former employees. Also, the Pats 27-24 victory over the Steelers didn’t come without controversy.
Patriots 27, Steelers 24
Cowboys 20, Raiders 17
Vikings 34, Bengals 7
Ravens 27, Browns 10
Panthers 31, Packers 24
Bills 24, Dolphins 16
Rams 42, Seahawks 7
49ers 25, Titans 23
Saints 31, Jets 19
Broncos 25, Colts 13
Kansas City 30, Chargers 13, Eagles 34, Giants 29
-TONIGHT: Falcons vs. Buccaneers, 6:30 p.m.
-Utah women’s basketball will take on Utah State tonight in Logan.
-Utah Jazz beat the Celtics on Friday and then lost to the Cavaliers 109-100 on Saturday, but Donovan Mitchell is still leading all rookie scorers. He’s also thrown down some dazzling dunks.
-Winter Sports: Utah snowboarder Faye Gulini (snowboard cross) earns her first career podium, and the U.S. short track team is finalized with three Olympic veterans and five newcomers
-Olympic medalist fails to make the 2018 Olympic team, but said her comeback wasn’t a failure.