Originally created 12/24/06

Utah's streak at six in row

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Louie Sakoda kicked four field goals, defensive standout Eric Weddle ran for a touchdown and Utah matched the longest active bowl winning streak with its sixth consecutive postseason victory, 25-13 over Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday night.

The Utes (8-5) have won all of their bowl games since 1999, including two years ago when they were the first non-BCS team to play in the Bowl Championship Series and beat Pittsburgh 35-7 in the Fiesta Bowl to cap an undefeated season.

Brett Ratliff was 23 of 34 passing for 240 yards and was credited with a 10-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter for the Utes, though it was actually a designed catch-and-pitch similar to a score in their Fiesta Bowl romp. Brian Hernandez caught the ball behind the line of scrimmage and pitched to Brent Casteel, who ran around the left end and leaped into the end zone.

Brent Smith scored on a pair of 1-yard keepers for Tulsa (8-5), which finished a once-promising season with its fourth loss in five games.

Boston College also has won six consecutive bowls.

The Eagles have a chance to extend their streak next Saturday against Navy in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

Utah's latest bowl victory came on the TCU campus, where it played for the first time since a September 2005 game when the Utes' school-record 18-game winning streak ended in a 23-20 overtime loss against the Horned Frogs.


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