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1989 Utah Utes football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1989 record4–8 (2–6 WAC)
Head coachJim Fassel (5th season)
Home stadiumRice Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 22 BYU 7 1 0     10 3 0
Air Force 5 1 1     8 4 1
Hawaii 5 2 1     9 3 1
Wyoming 5 3 0     5 6 0
San Diego State 4 3 0     6 5 1
Colorado State 4 3 0     5 5 1
Utah 2 6 0     4 8 0
UTEP 1 7 0     2 10 0
New Mexico 0 7 0     2 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth and final season under head coach Jim Fassel, the Utes compiled a 4–8 record (2–6 against WAC opponents), finished in seventh place in the WAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 524 to 365.[1] The team played its home games in Rice Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The team's statistical leaders included Scott Mitchell with 3,211 passing yards, Clifton Smith with 681 rushing yards, and Dennis Smith with 1,091 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 28:00 PMat Fresno StateL 22–5234,926[3]
September 97:05 PMUtah State*W 45–1030,948[3]
September 1612:30 PMat No. 4 Nebraska*L 30–4276,333[3]
September 2311:05 PMat HawaiiL 20–6742,417[3]
September 308:05 PMSan Diego State
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 27–3829,585[3]
October 77:05 PMat UTEPW 50–4521,337[3]
October 141:00 PMat WyomingL 24–4524,139[3]
October 212:00 PMat Stanford*W 27–2415,000[3]
October 2812:00 PMColorado Statedagger
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 10–5021,389[3]
November 1112:00 PMNew Mexico
W 41–3921,025[3]
November 1812:00 PMat No. 21 BYUL 31–7066,110[3]
November 2512:00 PMAir Force
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
L 38–4220,119[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time
[2]

After the seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

One Utah player was selected in the 1990 NFL Draft.[4]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Scott Mitchell Quarterback 4 94 Miami Dolphins

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1989 Utah Utes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/utah/1989-schedule.html. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "1989 Utah Utes Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/utah/1989.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 3.11 "1990 Utah Football Media Guide". University of Utah Athletic Department. http://content.lib.utah.edu/u?/uuath2,1422. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
  4. "1990 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1990/draft.htm. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
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