Welcome to the BCS Buster playoffs.
No. 11 TCU visits No. 10 Utah tonight.
The winner stays alive for at least another week in the Bowl Championship Series sweepstakes.
TCU coach Gary Patterson says it's what you coach for.
Most other seasons, the focus on this game would be the Mountain West Conference championship.
The Utes (9-0, 5-0) and Horned Frogs (9-1, 6-0) are the only teams left without a league loss and the winner will have the inside track for the outright conference title.
But both teams are also in the top 12 of the BCS -- one of the qualifying benchmarks for the top tier of bowls.
The series only hands out one berth to a non-BCS conference school, and with Boise State of the Western Athletic Conference still in contention, a loss at this point would end any hope.
TCU's only loss was 35-10 to Oklahoma. The sixth-ranked Sooners average almost 50 points per game.