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1988 Utah Utes football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1988 record6–5 (4–5 WAC)
Head coachJim Fassel (4th season)
Home stadiumRice Stadium
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wyoming 8 0 0     11 2 0
UTEP 6 2 0     10 3 0
Hawaii 5 3 0     9 3 0
BYU 5 3 0     9 4 0
Utah 4 4 0     6 5 0
Air Force 3 5 0     5 7 0
San Diego State 3 5 0     3 8 0
New Mexico 1 7 0     2 10 0
Colorado State 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach Jim Fassel, the Utes compiled a 6–5 record (4–5 against WAC opponents), finished in fifth place in the WAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 399 to 357.[1] The team played its home games in Rice Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The team's statistical leaders included Scott Mitchell with 4,322 passing yards, Eddie Johnson with 748 rushing yards, and Carl Harry with 1,145 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 107:00 PMIdaho State*W 41–1628,422[3]
September 172:00 PMat Illinois*L 24–3554,002[3]
September 247:00 PMHawaii
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 20–4832,892[3]
October 17:05 PMat UTEPL 28–3840,578[3]
October 81:05 PMat New MexicoW 33–2710,960[3]
October 1512:00 PM[[{{{school}}}|Air Force]]
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 49–5625,331[3]
October 221:00 PMat No. 12 WyomingL 18–6120,800[3]
October 2912:00 PMSan Diego Statedagger
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 41–2022,453[3]
November 512:00 PMColorado State
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 46–720,470[3]
November 121:00 PMat Utah State*W 42–2116,578[3]
November 1912:00 PMBYU
W 57–2834,216[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

[1]

After the seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

No Utah players were selected in the 1989 NFL Draft.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1988 Utah Utes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/utah/1988-schedule.html. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  2. "1988 Utah Utes Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/utah/1988.html. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 "1989 Utah Football Media Guide". University of Utah Athletic Department. http://content.lib.utah.edu/u?/uuath2,1370. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
  4. "1989 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1989/draft.htm. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
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