Utah one win from becoming bowl eligible

Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) readies a pass as Washington defender Ezekiel Turner moves in during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SALT LAKE CITY — Kyle Whittingham has repeatedly borrowed a phrase from Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells to sum up Utah in 2017: You are what your record says you are.

Top 25: Alabama still No. 1; Boise State, Northwestern in

Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson, right, hands off to running back Justin Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The top nine teams in The Associated Press college football poll have held onto their spots, led by No. 1 Alabama, while Northwestern and Boise State moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season.

BSU football beats Air Force 44-19 to land a title shot

Boise State running back Alexander Mattison (22) runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Air Force in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Five hours before Saturday’s game even started, the Boise State football team knew it had a spot in the Mountain West championship game.

Fresno State beats Wyoming 13-7 to reach MWC title game

Fresno State quarterback Marcus McMaryion (6) prepares to pass the ball during the team's NCAA college football game against Wyoming on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Laramie, Wyo. (Josh Galemore/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Marcus McMaryion threw for 186 yards and a touchdown, and Fresno State clinched a spot in the Mountain West title game by beating short-handed Wyoming 13-7 on a cold and windy Saturday.

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