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2005 Utah Utes football team

The 2005 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. This was Kyle Whittingham's first year as head coach after having been promoted from defensive coordinator following the departure of Urban Meyer for Florida. Their 4–4 conference record put them tied for fourth in the conference. The Utes played their homes games in Rice-Eccles Stadium.

2005 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Emerald Bowl champion
Emerald Bowl, W 38–10 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2005 record7–5 (4–4 MW)
Head coachKyle Whittingham (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorAndy Ludwig (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorGary Andersen (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,017)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 TCU $   8 0         11 1  
BYU   5 3         6 6  
Colorado State   5 3         6 6  
Utah   4 4         7 5  
New Mexico   4 4         6 5  
San Diego State   4 4         5 7  
Air Force   3 5         4 7  
Wyoming   2 6         4 7  
UNLV   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:00 PMArizona*ESPNW 27–2445,528
  • *Non-conference game

!Notes [1][2]

After the seasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Utah had two players taken in the 2006 NFL Draft:[3]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Spencer Toone Safety 7 245 Tennessee Titans
Quinton Ganther Running back 7 246 Tennessee Titans

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Utah Yearly Results". www.cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
  2. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  3. ^ "NFL Draft History 2006". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010.