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2015 Utah Utes football team

The 2015 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by eleventh year head coach Kyle Whittingham and played their home games in Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 6–3 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for the South Division title. Due to their head-to-head loss to USC, they did not represent the South Division in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game. They were invited to the Las Vegas Bowl where they defeated rival BYU.

2015 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes logo.svg
Pac-12 South Division co-champion[1]
Las Vegas Bowl champion
Las Vegas Bowl, W 35–28 vs. BYU
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 17
2015 record10–3 (6–3 Pac-12)
Head coachKyle Whittingham (11th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorAaron Roderick (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJim Harding (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJohn Pease (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,807)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 3 Stanford x$   8 1         12 2  
No. 19 Oregon   7 2         9 4  
Washington State   6 3         9 4  
California   4 5         8 5  
Washington   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   0 9         2 10  
South Division
USC xy   6 3         8 6  
No. 17 Utah x   6 3         10 3  
UCLA   5 4         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   3 6         7 6  
Colorado   1 8         4 9  
Championship: Stanford 41, USC 22
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:30 p.m. Michigan* Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT FS1 W 24–17   47,825
September 11 7:00 p.m. Utah State* No. 24 Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT (Beehive Boot/Battle of the Brothers) ESPN2 W 24–14   46,011
September 19 8:30 p.m. at Fresno State* No. 21 Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA CBSSN W 45–24   33,675
September 26 6:30 p.m. at No. 13 Oregon No. 18 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR FOX W 62–20   57,145
October 10 8:00 p.m. No. 23 California  No. 5 Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN W 30–24   47,798
October 17 8:00 p.m. Arizona State No. 4 Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN W 34–18   46,192
October 24 5:30 p.m. at USC No. 3 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA FOX L 24–42   73,435
October 31 5:00 p.m. Oregon State No. 13 Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT P12N W 27–12   45,853
November 7 5:30 p.m. at Washington No. 13 Alaska Airlines Field at Husky StadiumSeattle, WA FOX W 34–23   61,420
November 14 8:00 p.m. at Arizona No. 10 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FS1 L 30–37 2OT  48,912
November 21 1:30 p.m. UCLA No. 18 Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT FOX L 9–17   46,230
November 28 12:30 p.m. Colorado No. 23 Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT (Rumble in the Rockies) P12N W 20–14   45,823
December 19 1:30 p.m. vs. BYU* No. 20 Sam Boyd StadiumLas Vegas, NV (Las Vegas Bowl, Holy War, Beehive Boot) ABC W 35–28   42,213
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.
Source: [2]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV 24 21 18 10 (1) 5 (7) 4 (16) 3 (16) 13 13 10 18 RV 21 20 17 
Coaches RV 25 21 17 12 7 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1) 14 14 13 18 25 20 20 16 
CFP Not released 12 10 13 23 24 22 Not released

Game summariesEdit

MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolverines 0 3 7 7 17
Utes 3 7 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2014 Utah, 26–10

Utah StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 14 0 0 14
#24 Utes 7 7 7 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
78–29–4 2013 Utah, 30–26

at Fresno StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Utes 10 7 7 21 45
Bulldogs 3 0 0 21 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–4 2014 Utah, 59–27

at OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Utes 6 21 28 7 62
#13 Ducks 6 7 0 7 20
Overall record
Last meeting Result
8–20 2014 Ore, 51–27

CaliforniaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Golden Bears 7 10 7 0 24
#5 Utes 10 14 3 3 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–5 2012 Utah, 49–27

Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 10 0 8 0 18
#4 Utes 7 7 0 20 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–20 2014 ASU, 19–16

at USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Utes 14 3 0 7 24
Trojans 7 21 7 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–9 2014 Utah, 24–21

Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 6 0 6 12
#13 Utes 14 0 0 13 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–11–1 2014 Utah, 29–23

at WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Utes 0 24 0 10 34
Huskies 3 10 7 3 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–8 2012 Wash, 34–15

at ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
#10 Utes 7 10 10 030 30
Wildcats 17 3 7 037 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–18–2 2014 Arizona, 42–10

UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 10 0 7 0 17
#18 Utes 0 6 3 0 9
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–10 2014 Utah, 30–28

ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 0 7 14
Utes 7 3 10 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–31–3 2014 Utah, 38–34

Las Vegas BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 7 7 14 28
#20 Utes 35 0 0 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
57–34–4 2013 Utah, 20–13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865642608/Utah-football-No-23-Utes-lead-Colorado-10-7-at-the-half.html?pg=all
  2. ^ "2015 Utah Utes Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved April 8, 2015.