Utah Utes football. The reason I first came to Utah. On a football scholarship from Canada. My alma mater.
On July 1, 2011, the University of Utah became a member of the PAC-10 ... now the PAC-12 ... Conference. The Utes begin conference play in the fall of 2011.
Colorado accepted an invitation to join the Pac-10 the week before Utah. The two schools are the conference’s first new members since 1978.
The University of Utah Utes football team went where no non-BCS program had ever gone before when it qualified for a BCS bowl in 2004. Going undefeated (12-0). Ending up the season ranked No. 4 in the nation.
Pummeling Big East co-champion Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl 35-7. With Quarterback Alex Smith a Heisman Trophy finalist and drafted as the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.
The Utes topped that, though, in 2008 going 13-0 and ending up #2 in the nation in the AP Poll. Dominating Alabama – Number 1 in the nation for much of the year - in the Sugar Bowl 31-17.
The only team in history to bust the BCS twice and go undefeated both seasons.
The University of Utah Utes Kick Alabama's A.. In The 2009 Sugar Bowl
is the home of the Utes. After a multi-million dollar facelift, this beautiful stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in
Salt Lake City
The intense media exposure during those Games showed the world what Ute players and fans already knew. The classic modern structure looking up at the jaw-dropping backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains and peering over the panoramic Salt Lake valley is, to Ute fans, the most beautiful stadium in the country.
The stadium seats 45,017 but during the 2008, 2009, and 2010 seasons, the average attendance per game exceeded official capacity!
To “seasoned” Utes, the fact Rice-Eccles sits on the same ground as the previous Ute and Rice Stadiums, makes it even more beautiful.
The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, the largest city in the Intermountain West with a metro population of well over a million people.
The Utes have a long and colorful history. Some facts about Utah Utes football going into the 2013 season:
Play in the PAC-12 Conference.
Overall record: 628-435-31 for a .591 winning percentage.
Home record: 383-179-16 for a .681 winning percentage.
Rice-Eccles Stadium (1998-present) record: 65-22-0 for a .747 winning percentage.
Road record: 226-243-13 for a .482 winning percentage.
Neutral field record: 19-15-2 for a .559 winning percentage.
Conference record: 387-223-19 for a .634 winning percentage.
Mountain West Conference record: 62-28-0 for a .689 winning percentage.
Bowl Game record: 13-4-0 for a .765 winning percentage! Ten bowl wins in a row before losing the last one! The Utes win bowl games.
Homecoming record: 57-31-4 for a .648 winning percentage.
Overtime record: 7-5-0 for a .583 winning percentage.
If you want read everything you could ever want to know about Utah Utes football, you’ll find some amazing facts, figures and photos in the most recent Utah football media guide. Click here to go there on the Utah Utes website:
Did you see one of Utah’s BCS Bowl games live? Or maybe another game stands out. Were you at the game in which Utah scored three times in the last couple minutes to beat Air Force? Or beat BYU 56-28 after getting pummeled for years?
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