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1971 Utah Utes football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1971 record3–8 (3–4 WAC)
Head coachBill Meek (4th season)
Home stadiumUte Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Arizona State 7 0 0     11 1 0
New Mexico 5 1 0     6 3 2
Arizona 3 3 0     5 6 0
BYU 3 4 0     5 6 0
Wyoming 3 4 0     5 6 0
Utah 3 4 0     3 8 0
Colorado State 1 4 0     3 8 0
UTEP 1 6 0     5 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Utah Utes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Utah during the 1971 college football season. Head coach Bill Meek led the team to a 3–4 mark in the WAC and 3–8 overall.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 18at Oregon*L 29–36
September 25No. 15 Arizona StateL 21–41
October 2Washington State*
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
L 12–34
October 9at UTEPW 32–10
October 16Colorado State
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
W 42–16
October 23at ArizonaL 3–14
October 30Wyomingdagger
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
L 16–29
November 6at New MexicoL 39–57
November 13Utah State*
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT (rivalry)
L 17–21
November 20at BYUW 17–15
November 27at No. 15 Houston*L 16–42
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

1971 Utah Utes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Van Galder, DonDon Van Galder So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

After the seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

One player went in the 1972 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Marv Bateman Punter 3 78 Dallas Cowboys


ReferencesEdit

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