Sure the 2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl lacked the hook and lateral, half back pass and statue of liberty, but Utah sent a message none the less. The Utes opened the scoring with precision drive and never relinquished the lead dominating the game.
Alabama entered the game 12-1 and a nine and half point favorite ran into a Utah team hungry for another BCS Bowl victory. With the win it marks Utah’s second BCS Bowl win and the 3rd win in four games for a non-BCS team.
The first win, the powers to be excused the Utah win over Pittsburgh as a. The second win, was trick plays and an Oklahoma team that didn’t care. The third game was “see we told you didn’t belong”. The fourth game however sends a clear message, that teams from the MWC, the WAC, Conference USA, the MAC and Sun Belt can, given the proper resources, play with the likes of the all mighty and all powerful SEC conference.
I congratulate Utah on a fine win over a very good Nick Saban led Alabama Team. I look forward to next years non-BCS team win over a BCS team.