The Utes, who finished the regular season 7-5, shared an identical Pac-12 record with the Washington Huskies and the California Golden Bears, but lost the in-season matchup with Washington. They will square off against Georgia Tech, who finished the season with an overall 8-4 record.
The Sun Bowl was established in 1935 and has pitted a Pac-12 team against an ACC team since 2010.
Game date, time: 2:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011
Location: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Tx.
TV channel: CBS
2010 winner and loser: Notre Dame def. Miami Hurricanes, 33-17