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Five things to know about Utah as Northwestern prepares for first bowl game since 2021

The ‘Cats are going to take on the Utah Utes in the SRS Distributions Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 23. The game will be broadcast on ABC at 6:30 p.m. CT. Here are five things to know about the Utes.

Bryson Barnes is a solid quarterback

Last year, starting quarterback Cam Rising suffered a severe knee injury in the Rose Bowl against Ohio State. Utah hoped that he would return this year, but Rising was ruled out for the season in October. After battling for the job with Nate Johnson at the beginning of the year, Bryson Barnes won.