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Nov 24, 2011 10:33 PM by Lee Douglas

Buffs and Utes tangle Friday in the "Rumble in the Rockies"

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Four months ago, Kyle Whittingham and Jon Embree were basking in the bright lights of Los Angeles, excited to kick off the Pac-12 party.

Now their teams will finally meet on what could be a showery Friday in Salt Lake City in a contrived rivalry dubbed "The Rumble in the Rockies."

For Whittingham's Utes (7-4, 4-4), the day-after-Thanksgiving game is a chance to continue an amazing turnaround and win their fifth straight to stay alive for the Pac-12 South title.

For Embree's Buffs, the aspirations are more modest as Colorado (2-10, 1-7) tries to halt a school-record 23-game road losing streak.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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