Utah's Zane Beadles is a 6-4, 304-pound tackle who has been projected to be drafted this spring in the first four rounds. The Utes will play California in Wednesday's Poinsettia Bowl — Beadles' last game for the Utes after four years of starting.
Zane Beadles: "I never thought I'd be starting in the Sugar Bowl, a BCS game."
Utah-Cal is a really good matchup and we're definitely looking forward to this game. Our season didn't end up like we would have liked it to with the loss to BYU in OT. We've had a bad taste in our mouths for a while now, so we want to finish our season right. We have an eight-game bowl winning streak on the line and we want to extend it to nine — and our senior class is the winningest in school history, so we want to close that out on a good note too.
Cal is very talented, and they've also had their ups and downs. Their losses are big losses and their big wins were really big wins. They're sort of an unpredictable team. I'm personally looking forward to the matchup with their two defensive ends — Cameron Jordan and Tyson Alualu. They're both very good, very talented. I wouldn't want this any other way for my last college game.