SALT LAKE CITY — Boise State is expected to be Utah's opponent in the Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 22 at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The Broncos (11-1), however, can't officially accept the invitation until they're released by the Bowl Championship Series on Sunday.

"I'd love to play Utah," Boise State defensive end Ryan Winterswyk told the Idaho Statesman. "That would be awesome."

The Utes (10-2) completed the third of 15 bowl practices on Saturday.