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The 2016 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by twelfth 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 9–4, 5–4 in Pac-12 play to finish in third place in the South Division. They were invited to the Foster Farms where they defeated Indiana.

2016 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes logo.svg
Foster Farms Bowl champion
Foster Farms Bowl, W 26–24 vs. Indiana
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 23
2016 record9–4 (5–4 Pac-12)
Head coachKyle Whittingham (12th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorAaron Roderick (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJim Harding (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorMorgan Scalley (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,807)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 4 Washington x$^   8 1         12 2  
Washington State   7 2         8 5  
No. 12 Stanford   6 3         10 3  
California   3 6         5 7  
Oregon State   3 6         4 8  
Oregon   2 7         4 8  
South Division
No. 17 Colorado x   8 1         10 4  
No. 3 USC   7 2         10 3  
No. 23 Utah   5 4         9 4  
Arizona State   2 7         5 7  
UCLA   2 7         4 8  
Arizona   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Washington 41, Colorado 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.Southern Utah*P12NW 24–045,945
September 105:30 p.m.BYU*
FOXW 20–1946,915
September 178:30 p.m.at San Jose State*CBSSNW 34–1716,041
September 237:30 p.m.USCNo. 24
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
FS1W 31–2746,133
October 14:00 p.m.at CaliforniaNo. 18P12NL 23–2846,618
October 88:00 p.m.Arizona No. 24
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
FS1W 36–2345,917
October 152:00 p.m.at Oregon StateNo. 21P12NW 19–1432,093
October 222:00 p.m.at UCLANo. 19FOXW 52–4566,243
October 291:30 p.m.No. 4 WashingtonNo. 17
FS1L 24–3147,801
November 107:30 p.m.at Arizona StateNo. 13FS1W 49–2648,220
November 193:00 p.m.OregonNo. 11
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
P12NL 28–3046,327
November 265:30 p.m.at No. 9 ColoradoNo. 21FOXL 22–2752,301
December 286:30 p.m.vs. Indiana*FOXW 26–2427,608
Source: [1]

RosterEdit

2016 Utah Utes Football

Quarterback

  •  1 Tyler Huntley - Freshman (6'1, 190)
  •  3 Troy Williams - Junior (6'2, 200)
  • 12 A.J. Cecil - Sophomore (6'1, 190)
  • 14 Andrew Lisk - Freshman (6'1, 202)
  • 15 Logan Bateman -   Freshman (6'1, 190)

Tailback

  •  2 Zack Moss - Freshman (5'10, 206)
  •  4 Troy McCormick -   Junior (5'9, 178)
  •  7 Devonta'e Henry-Cole - Freshman (5'8, 168)
  • 23 Armand Shyne - Sophomore (5'11, 214)
  • 27 Marcel Manalo -   Freshman (5'11, 220)
  • 28 Joe Williams - Senior (5'11, 205)
  • 30 James Gray - Sophomore (5'9, 174)
  • 32 Ty Murrell - Freshman (5'8, 175)
  • 35 Jordan Howard -   Freshman (5'10, 209)
  • Mason Woodward - Sophomore (5'9, 211)
  • Quinn Meier - Freshman (5'11, 175)

Wide Receiver

  •  6 Kyle Fulks -   Junior (5'9, 178)
  •  8 Alec Dana - Sophomore (6'2, 186)
  • 10 Riley Richmond - Sophomore (5'7, 169)
  • 11 Raelon Singleton -   Sophomore (6'3, 210)
  • 12 Tim Patrick - Senior (6'2, 210)
  • 13 Monte Seabrook - Junior (5'11, 184)
  • 16 Cory Butler-Byrd - Senior (5'10, 180)
  • 17 Demari Simpkins - Freshman (5'10, 184)
  • 19 Tyler Cooperwood - Senior (5'9, 163)
  • 20 Lahi Kautai - Sophomore (5'8, 195)
  • 21 Tyrone Smith - Sophomore (6'4, 205)
  • 24 Kenric Young - Junior (6'1, 189)
  • 26 Terrell Burgess - Freshman (6'0, 182)
  • 29 Gage Cook -   Freshman (5'11, 192)
  • 47 Caleb Repp - Sophomore (6'5, 210)
  • 80 Siaosi Wilson -   Freshman (6'5, 195)
  • 81 Dimitri Salido - Senior (6'0, 195)
  • 83 Jameson Field -   Sophomore (5'11, 185)
  • 84 Dakota Baker - Freshman (6'2, 175)
  • 85 Andrew Santiago -   Senior (6'0, 195)

Tight End

  • 13 Bapa Falemaka - Freshman (6'3, 239)
  • 18 Evan Moeai -   Senior (6'2, 230)
  • 46 Tyler Bell -   Junior (6'4, 231)
  • 82 Ken Hampel -   Senior (6'3, 250)
  • 86 Wallace Gonzalez -   Sophomore (6'5, 255)
  • 87 Siale Fakailoatonga - Senior (6'4, 255)
  • 88 Harrison Handley -   Junior (6'5, 250)
  • 89 Chad Hekking - Freshman (6'4, 240)
  • 95 Trace Hobbs - Freshman
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 52 Sam Tevi - Senior (6'6, 305)
  • 53 Tucker Scott - Freshman (6'4, 288)
  • 54 Isaac Asiata -   Senior (6'3, 323)
  • 62 Aaron Amaana - Sophomore (6'1, 332)
  • 65 Paul Toala - Sophomore (6'4, 324)
  • 66 Kyle Lanterman -   Freshman (6'2, 280)
  • 67 Nick Carman -   Freshman (6'3, 290)
  • 68 J.J. Dielman -   Senior (6'5, 300)
  • 69 Lo Falemaka -   Junior (6'5, 300)
  • 70 Jackson Barton -   Sophomore (6'7, 310)
  • 71 Daniel Heller -   Freshman (6'2, 290)
  • 72 Garett Bolles - Junior (6'6, 296)
  • 73 Johnny Capra -   Freshman (6'6, 300)
  • 74 Salesi Uhatafe -   Junior (6'5, 315)
  • 75 Nick Nowakowski -   Senior (6'1, 295)
  • 76 Scott Peck - Freshman (6'6, 310)
  • 77 Darrin Paulo -   Freshman (6'5, 310)
  • 78 Jake Grant - Freshman (6'3, 290)
  • 79 Keven Dixon -   Freshman (6'5, 277)

Defensive Tackle

  • 41 Hauati Pututau - Freshman (6'4, 265)
  • 45 Filipo Mokofisi -   Junior (6'3, 278)
  • 53 Alani Havili-Katoa -   Sophomore (6'3, 290)
  • 58 Vaha Vainuku -   Freshman (6'3, 290)
  • 59 Pasoni Tasini - Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 64 Mark Kruger - Freshman (6'2, 295)
  • 90 Pitta Tonga - Freshman (6'3, 250)
  • 93 Lowell Lotulelei - Junior (6'2, 310)
  • 99 Leki Fotu - Freshman (6'5, 276)

Defensive End

  •  8 Chris Hart -   Freshman (6'2, 245)
  • 11 Kylie Fitts -   Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 40 Kendall Huey - Junior (6'3, 295)
  • 49 Hunter Dimick -   Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 50 Pita Taumoepenu - Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 52 Hayden Clegg -   Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 56 Bradlee Anae - Freshman (6'3, 229)
  • 92 Maxs Tupai - Freshman (6'2, 245)
  • 96 Nick Heninger - Freshman (6'2, 229)
  • Trevor Horlacher - Freshman

Punter

 

Linebacker

  •  3 Donavan Thompson - Freshman (5'10, 214)
  •  9 Davir Hamilton - Freshman (6'3, 208)
  • 10 Sunia Tauteoli - Junior (6'0, 220)
  • 30 Cody Barton - Sophomore (6'2, 232)
  • 31 Evan Eggiman -   Junior (6'2, 215)
  • 32 Sharrieff Shah Jr. -   Senior (6'1, 225)
  • 34 Alex Whittingham -   Junior (5'10, 208)
  • 37 Christian Drews - Junior (6'1, 230)
  • 38 Sam Whittingham -   Freshman (5'10, 210)
  • 42 Marcus Sanders-Williams - Senior (5'11, 236)
  • 44 Jake Jackson -   Freshman (6'3, 230)
  • 48 Gerrit Choate - Freshman (5'11, 225)
  • 55 David Luafatasaga - Freshman (6'4, 232)
  • 57 Justin Tatola -   Freshman (5'11, 211)

Defensive Back

  •  1 Boobie Hobbs - Junior (5'10, 180)
  •  2 Philip Afia -   Freshman (6'1, 195)
  •  5 Tavaris Williams -   Sophomore (5'11, 185)
  •  6 Tyson Cisrow -   Freshman (5'10, 190)
  •  7 Andre Godfrey - Junior (5'10, 191)
  • 10 Jason Thompson -   Senior (6'2, 208)
  • 12 Justin Thomas -   Senior (5'8, 180)
  • 13 Jordan Fogal - Junior (5'10, 186)
  • 14 Brian Allen -   Senior (6'3, 205)
  • 15 Dominique Hatfield - Senior (5'10, 175)
  • 17 Conner Charles -   Freshman (5'11, 175)
  • 18 Nygel King - Freshman (6'0, 169)
  • 20 Marcus Williams - Junior (6'1, 195)
  • 22 Chasen Hansen -   Sophomore (6'3, 212) (+QB)
  • 23 Julian Blackmon - Freshman (6'1, 180)
  • 25 Casey Hughes -   Sophomore (5'11, 195)
  • 27 Nick Mika - Sophomore (6'2, 190)
  • 29 Reginald Porter -   Senior (5'11, 185)
  • 33 Damian Greene -   Junior (5'8, 182)
  • 35 Samson Nacua - Freshman (6'3, 182)
  • 36 MacKay Dunn - Sophomore (5'10, 172)
  • 43 Tyson Doman - Freshman (6'0, 192)
  • 46 Connor Haller - Freshman
  • Duressa Goesse - Sophomore

Kicker

  • 39 Andy Phillips -   Senior (5'10, 210)
  • 63 John Aloma - Freshman
  • 92 Hayes Hicken -   Freshman (5'11, 185)

Long Snappers

  • 94 Chase Dominguez - Senior (6'5, 240)

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 RV RV 24 18 24 21 19 17 16 13 11 21 RV RV 23 
Coaches RV RV RV 23 18 24 21 18 16 16 12 11 20 24 23 21 
CFP Not released 16 15 12 22 20 19 Not released

Game summariesEdit

Southern UtahEdit

Southern Utah at Utah
1 234Total
Thunderbirds 0 000 0
Utes 3 1407 24
  • Date: September 1
  • Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 6:07 MDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 45,945
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), Partly cloudy, winds S 11 mph
  • Referee: Land Clark • Umpire: Matt Jordan • Linesman: Bob Day • Line judge: Jeff Robinson • Back judge: Justin Nelson • Field judge: John Morton • Side judge: Bernie Hulscher • Center judge: John Love
  • TV announcers (P12): Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron, Lewis Johnson
Sources:[2]
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Game Stats:

  • Passing: SUU: McCoy Hill 6-12-0--42, Tannon Pedersen 0-6-1--0; Utah: Troy Williams 20-35-0--272, Tyler Huntley 3-4-0--26.
  • Rushing: SUU: Malik Brown 10-49, Ty Rutledge 1-33, Hill 8-26, Raysean Pringle 5-13, James Felila 3-9, Isaiah Diego-Wi 1-0, Pedersen 4-(-14); Utah: Troy McCormick 12-55, Joe Williams 12-49, Armand Shyne 8-19, T. Williams 5-15.
  • Receiving: SUU: Mike Sharp 1-14, Steven Wroblews 1-12, Rutledge 1-9, Logan Parker 1-6, Felila 1-4, Pringle 1-(-3); Utah: Tim Patrick 5-105, Rae Singleton 2-56, Troy McCormick 3-55, Tyrone Smith 3-31, Evan Moeai 1-18, Walla Gonzales 1-11, Demari Simpkins 1-8, Siaosi Wilkins 1-8, Terrell Burgess 1-7, Kyle Fulks 2-1, Joe Williams 3-(-2)
  • Interceptions: Utah: Marcus Williams 1-0.

BYUEdit

BYU at Utah
1 234Total
Cougars 6 706 19
Utes 7 733 20
  • Date: September 10
  • Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 5:36 MDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:47
  • Game attendance: 46,915
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), Sunny, winds WSW 7 mph
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Frank LeBlanc • Back judge: Brian Ernest • Field judge: Jason Ledet • Side judge: Gene Semko • Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Shannon Spake
Sources:[3]
Overall record Last meeting Result
55–31–4 2015 Las Vegas Bowl Utah, 35–28

Game Stats:

  • Passing: BYU: Taysom Hill 21-39-3--176, Mitch Juergens 1-1-0--9, Team 0-1-0--0; Utah: Troy Williams 14-23-3--194.
  • Rushing: BYU: Hill 13-87, Jamaal Williams 12-58, Brayden El-Bakri 1-1, Algernon Brown 1-(-3); Utah: Troy McCormick 10-62, Zack Moss 12-58, Joe Williams 10-26, Troy Williams 7-13, Kyle Fulks 2-11, Team 1-(-1).
  • Receiving: BYU: Juergens 8-52, Nick Kurtz 3-35, Moroni Laulu-Pututau 3-31, Jonah Trinnaman 2-27, Colby Pearson 2-10, Williams 1-10, Corbin Kaufusi 1-9, Aleva Hifo 1-7, Ului Lapuaho 1-4; Utah: Tyrone Smith 2-60, Tim Patrick 3-59, Rae Singleton 2-23, Evan Moeai 2-21, Harris Handley 2-21, Demari Simpkins 2-6, Joe Williams 1-4.
  • Interceptions: BYU: Kai Nacua 2-0, Francis Bernard 1-0; Utah: Sunia Tauteoli 2-41, Reginald Porter 1-1.

at San Jose StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 6 14 7 7 34
Spartans 3 7 0 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 2010 UTAH, 56–3

USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 7 10 7 3 27
#24 Utes 7 3 7 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–10 2015 USC, 42–24

at CaliforniaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Utes 0 10 7 6 23
Golden Bears 14 0 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2015 UTAH, 30–24

ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 7 0 9 23
#24 Utes 3 9 17 7 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–19–2 2015 ARIZ, 37–30

at Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Utes 9 3 0 7 19
Beavers 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–11–1 2015 UTAH, 27–12

at UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Utes 14 13 18 7 52
Bruins 21 0 14 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–11 2015 UCLA, 17–9

WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Huskies 7 7 7 10 31
#17 Utes 0 10 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–8 2015 UTAH, 34–23

at Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Utes 0 21 7 21 49
Sun Devils 13 7 6 0 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–20 2015 UTAH, 34–18

OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Ducks 3 0 7 20 30
#11 Utes 7 0 7 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–20 2015 UTAH, 62–20

at ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Utes 7 0 6 9 22
#9 Buffaloes 7 6 7 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–31–3 2015 UTAH, 20–14

vs. Indiana (Foster Farms Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 7 10 0 7 24
Utes 10 7 6 3 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2002 UTAH, 40–13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Utah Utes Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Southern Utah at Utah". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  3. ^ "BYU at Utah". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2016-09-10.