2006 Utah Utes football team

The 2006 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by 2nd year head football coach Kyle Whittingham. The Utes played their homes games in Rice-Eccles Stadium.

2006 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Armed Forces Bowl champion
Armed Forces Bowl, W 25–13 vs. Tulsa
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2006 record8–5 (5–3 MW)
Head coachKyle Whittingham (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorAndy Ludwig (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorGary Andersen (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,017)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 16 BYU $   8 0         11 2  
No. 22 TCU   6 2         11 2  
Utah   5 3         8 5  
Wyoming   5 3         6 6  
New Mexico   4 4         6 7  
Air Force   3 5         4 8  
San Diego State   3 5         3 9  
Colorado State   1 7         4 8  
UNLV   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 25:00 PMat UCLA*FSNL 10–3159,709
September 96:00 PMNorthern Arizona*mtn.W 45–743,327
September 166:05 PMat Utah State*KJZZW 48–020,082
September 236:00 PMat San Diego Statemtn.W 38–753,794
September 301:00 PMNo. 22 Boise State* 
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
VersusL 3–3645,222
October 57:00 PMTCU
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
VersusW 20–743,790
October 141:00 PMat Wyomingmtn.L 15–3120,806
October 197:00 PMat New Mexicomtn.L 31–3423,471
October 282:00 PMUNLV
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
mtn.W 45–2342,474
November 1112:00 PMColorado State
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
VersusW 35–2239,532
November 185:30 PMat Air Forcemtn.W 17–1427,611
November 251:30 PMNo. 21 BYU
CSTV/mtn.L 31–3345,330
December 236:00 PMvs. Tulsa*ESPNW 25–1332,412
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

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After the seasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Utah had two players taken in the 2007 NFL Draft:[3]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Eric Weddle Safety 2 37 San Diego Chargers
Paul Soliai Defensive tackle 4 108 Miami Dolphins

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Season in Review" (PDF). Retrieved March 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  3. ^ "NFL Draft History 2007". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010.