|1995 Utah Utes football|
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|1995 record||7–4 (6–2 WAC)|
|Head coach||Ron McBride (6th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Fred Graves (1st season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Kyle Whittingham (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Rice Stadium (32,500)|
|1995 WAC football standings|
|Colorado State §||6||–||2||8||–||4|
|Air Force §||6||–||2||8||–||5|
|San Diego State||5||–||3||8||–||4|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from AP Poll
During the 1995 season, the Utes went 7–4 and were conference co-champions, along with Air Force, BYU, and Colorado State. Despite this, the team was not invited to play in a bowl game, after playing postseason ball for three consecutive seasons previously. All four losses were at home — the team was a perfect 5–0 on the road.
This team also won two games at home in fourth-quarter comebacks against Fresno State and Air Force. The comeback against Air Force was won in miraculous fashion with quarterback Mike Fouts throwing a pair of touchdown passes in the final 41 seconds of the game, assisted by a rare onside kick recovery after the first touchdown pass.
|September 2||7:00 PM||Oregon*||KJZZ||L 20–27||30,701|
|September 9||7:00 PM||Stanford*||L 20–27||32,107|
|September 16||6:00 PM||at New Mexico||W 36–9||26,113|
|September 23||7:00 PM||Fresno State||W 25–21||31,362|
|September 30||7:00 PM||at UTEP||KJZZ||W 34–21||19,254|
|October 7||7:00 PM||San Diego State||L 21–24||31,552|
|October 14||12:00 PM||Colorado State||L 14–19||27,691|
|October 21||12:00 PM||Air Force||W 22–21||29,046|
|October 28||12:00 PM||Utah State*||KJZZ||W 40–20||28,337|
|November 4||12:00 PM||at Wyoming||W 30–24||12,562|
|November 18||1:30 PM||at BYU||ABC||W 34–17||65,829|
After the seasonEdit
One player went in the 1996 NFL Draft.
|Henry Lusk||Tight end||7||246||New Orleans Saints|
- ↑ Mike Sorensen. "Utes Name Graves as Offensive Coordinator". Deseret News. http://archive.deseretnews.com/article/404502/UTES-NAME-GRAVES-AS-OFFENSIVE-COORDINATOR.html. Retrieved 2009-06-22.
- ↑ "NCAA Football - Air Force vs. Utah - 10/21/1995 9:56PM ET". USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/scores95/95294/95294386.htm. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "1995 record". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_game_by_game.php?coachid=1486&year=1995. Retrieved June 10, 2009.
- ↑ "1995 WAC Results". USA Today. August 25, 1999. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/sfc/wac/sfcj95.htm. Retrieved June 17, 2009.