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1994 Utah Utes football
Freedom Bowl champion
Freedom Bowl vs. Arizona, W, 16–13
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 10
1994 record10–2 (6–2 WAC)
Head coachRon McBride
Offensive coordinatorRick Rasnick
Defensive coordinatorFred Whittingham
Home stadiumRice Stadium (32,500)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 16 Colorado State 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 10 Utah 6 2 0     10 2 0
No. 18 BYU 6 2 0     10 3 0
Air Force 6 2 0     8 4 0
Wyoming 4 4 0     6 6 0
New Mexico 4 4 0     5 7 0
Fresno State 3 4 1     5 7 1
San Diego State 2 6 0     4 7 0
UTEP 1 6 1     3 7 1
Hawaii 0 8 0     3 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 season was the most successful under McBride's tenure at Utah, with the team going 10–2, beating three ranked teams including a 16–13 win over 15th ranked Arizona at the Freedom Bowl, finishing the season ranked 10th in the AP Poll and 8th in the Coaches Poll.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 PMat Utah State*KJZZW 32–1731,287[1]
September 107:00 PMIdaho State*W 66–030,064[2]
September 172:00 PMat Oregon*W 34–1625,358[3]
September 247:00 PMWyoming
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 41–734,607[4]
October 87:00 PMat San Diego StateNo. 25KUTVW 38–2234,393[5]
October 151:00 PMHawaiiNo. 21
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 14–330,120[6]
October 221:30 PMat No. 12 Colorado StateNo. 18ABCW 45–3139,107[7]
October 291:30 PMUTEPdaggerNo. 12
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
ABCW 52–732,620[8]
November 51:00 PMat New MexicoNo. 9L 21–2330,743[9]
November 121:30 PMat Air ForceNo. 12L 33–4038,525[10]
November 197:00 PMNo. 20 BYUNo. 21
KUTVW 34–3134,139[11]
December 277:00 PMvs. No. 15 Arizona*No. 14RaycomW 16–1327,477[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

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RosterEdit

1994 Utah Utes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 McCoy, MikeMike McCoy Sr
C 56 Scott, LanceLance Scott Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 83 Elliss, LutherLuther Elliss Sr
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

Game summariesEdit

OregonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–14 1991 L 17–24


Freedom BowlEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
16–13–2 1983 L 0–38


After the seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

Four players went in the 1995 NFL Draft, including first rounder and future pro bowler Luther Elliss.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Luther Elliss Defensive Tackle 1 20 Detroit Lions
Lance Scott Center 5 165 Arizona Cardinals
Curtis Marsh Wide Receiver 7 219 Jacksonville Jaguars
Bronzell Miller Defensive End 7 239 St. Louis Rams

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sorensen, Mike (September 4, 1994). "Utes Finally Finish Pesky Aggies". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/373759/UTES-FINALLY-FINISH-PESKY-AGGIES.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  2. Sorensen, Mike (September 11, 1994). "Utes Give Bengals a 66-0 Shellacking". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/374921/UTES-GIVE-BENGALS-A-66-0-SHELLACKING.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  3. Sorensen, Mike (September 18, 1994). "Lame Ducks Get Stuffed by the Utes". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/376147/LAME-DUCKS-GET-STUFFED-BY-THE-UTES.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  4. Sorensen, Mike (September 25, 1994). "Streakin' Utes Gun Down Cowboys". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/377502/STREAKIN-UTES-GUN-DOWN-COWBOYS.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  5. Mike Sorensen (October 9, 1994). "McCoy and Brown Keep Utah Perfect". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/380358/MCCOY-AND-BROWN-KEEP-UTAH-PERFECT.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  6. Sorensen, Mike (October 16, 1994). "U. Defense Comes to the Rescue". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/381847/U-DEFENSE-COMES-TO-THE-RESCUE.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  7. Sorensen, Mike (October 23, 1994). "Utes Paint FT. Collins Red". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/383086/UTES-PAINT-FT-COLLINS-RED.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  8. Sorensen, Mike (October 30, 1994). "Ute Offense Crank It Up in 52-7 Win". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/384353/UTE-OFFENSE-CRANKS-IT-UP-Indiana-52-7-WIN.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  9. Sorensen, Mike (November 6, 1994). "Utes Can't Hold Lead, Fall 23-21 to Lobos". Salt Lake City. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/385988/UTES-CANT-HOLD-LEAD-FALL-23-21-TO-LOBOS.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  10. "1995 Utah Football Media Guide: 1994 Statistics". University of Utah Athletic Department. http://content.lib.utah.edu/u?/uuath2,1465. Retrieved August 7, 2011.[dead link]
  11. Sorensen, Mike (November 20, 1994). "It's U. 34, BYU 31 Again". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/388732/ITS-U-34-BYU-31-AGAIN.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  12. Sorensen, Mike (December 28, 1994). "Let Freedom Ring! Utes Win". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/395476/LET-FREEDOM-RING-UTES-WIN.html. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  13. "Ute Record Book". University of Utah. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/utah/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/09-mfootbl-mg-156-183.pdf. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  14. "1994 record". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_game_by_game.php?coachid=1486&year=1994. Retrieved June 11, 2009.
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