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1986 Utah Utes football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1986 record2–9 (1–7 WAC)
Head coachJim Fassel (2nd season)
Home stadiumRice Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State 7 1 0     8 4 0
BYU 6 2 0     8 5 0
Air Force 5 2 0     6 5 0
Hawaii 4 4 0     7 5 0
Colorado State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Wyoming 4 4 0     6 6 0
New Mexico 2 5 0     4 8 0
UTEP 2 6 0     4 8 0
Utah 1 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Jim Fassel, the Utes compiled a 2–9 record (1–7 against WAC opponents), finished in last place in the WAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 444 to 278.[1] The team played its home games in Rice Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The team's statistical leaders included Larry Egger with 2,761 passing yards, Eddie Johnson with 1,046 rushing yards, and Loren Richey with 775 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 137:00 PMSan Diego StateL 30–3735,982[3]
September 2711:30 AMat Ohio State*L 6–6489,645[3]
October 37:00 PMAir Force
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 35–4533,281[3]
October 111:00 PMat WyomingL 14–3812,326[3]
October 187:00 PMat New MexicoL 43–4715,979[3]
October 257:30 PMat No. 9 Arizona State*L 7–5267,130[3]
November 112:00 PMHawaii
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 13–3326,274[3]
November 812:00 PMColorado Statedagger
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 38–2822,650[3]
November 151:00 PMat Utah State*W 27–1013,034[3]
November 2212:00 PMBYU
L 21–3534,128[3]
November 297:00 PMat UTEPL 44–5514,567[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

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After the seasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

No Utah players were selected in the 1987 NFL Draft.[6]

ReferencesEdit

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