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1965 Utah Utes football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1965 record3–7 (1–3 WAC)
Head coachRay Nagel (8th season)
Home stadiumUte Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
BYU 4 1 0     6 4 0
Arizona State 3 1 0     6 4 0
Wyoming 3 2 0     6 4 0
New Mexico 2 3 0     3 7 0
Utah 1 3 0     3 7 0
Arizona 1 4 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 1965 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Salt Lake City at Ute Stadium.

Under eighth-year head coach Ray Nagel, the Utes were 3–7 overall and 1–3 in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).[1] Following a 2–2 start, Utah won just once in the final six games. After the season in December, Nagel left for the University of Iowa in the Big Ten Conference.[2][3][4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 11Montana*W 28–13
September 18Arizona
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
L 9–16
September 25Oregon*
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
L 14–31
October 9Wyoming
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
W 42–3
October 16at New MexicoL 10–13
October 23at Oregon State*L 6–10
October 30Colorado State*dagger
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
W 22–19
November 6at BYUL 20–2529,842[5]
November 13Texas Western*
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
L 19–20
November 20Utah State*
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (rivalry)
L 7–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Source:[6][7]

NFL draftEdit

One Utah player was selected in the 1966 NFL Draft.[8]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
John Stipech Linebacker 12 175 Washington Redskins

ReferencesEdit

  1. "WAC summary". Deseret News ((Salt Lake City, Utah)): p. C1. November 22, 1965. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3NJOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bEkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2745%2C5386961.
  2. "Utah coach, Ray Nagel, goes to Iowa". Deseret News ((Salt Lake City, Utah)): p. A1. December 11, 1965. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wvknAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hUkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3621%2C2984754.
  3. Chipman, Dee (December 11, 1965). "Nagel takes Iowa post". Deseret News ((Salt Lake City, Utah)): p. 4A. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wvknAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hUkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7200%2C2998532.
  4. "Iowa hires Nagel, Utah head coach". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Associated Press ((South Carolina)): p. C-3. December 12, 1965. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=520sAAAAIBAJ&sjid=s8sEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5264%2C2441797.
  5. Ray Schwartz (November 7, 1965). "Cougar Gridders Whip Redskins 25 to 20: Carter Fires 4 T.D. Passes for Record". The Sunday Herald (Provo, Utah): p. 13. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/26622211/cougar_gridders_whip_redskins_25_to_20/.
  6. "Ute Record Book". University of Utah. p. 6. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/utah/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/09-mfootbl-mg-156-183.pdf. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
  7. "1965 record". College Football Data Warehouse. http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_game_by_game.php?coachid=1717&year=1965. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
  8. "1966 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1966.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
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