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1995 Utah Utes football
WAC co-champion
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1995 record7–4 (6–2 WAC)
Head coachRon McBride (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorFred Graves[1] (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorKyle Whittingham (1st season)
Home stadiumRice Stadium (32,500)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Colorado State §   6 2         8 4  
BYU §   6 2         7 4  
Utah §   6 2         7 4  
Air Force §   6 2         8 5  
San Diego State   5 3         8 4  
Wyoming   4 4         6 5  
Fresno State   2 6         5 7  
New Mexico   2 6         4 7  
Hawaii   2 6         4 8  
UTEP   1 7         2 10  
§ – 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.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 PMOregon*KJZZL 20–2730,701
September 97:00 PMStanford*
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 20–2732,107
September 166:00 PMat New MexicoW 36–926,113
September 237:00 PMFresno State
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 25–2131,362
September 307:00 PMat UTEPKJZZW 34–2119,254
October 77:00 PMSan Diego State
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 21–2431,552
October 1412:00 PMColorado State
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 14–1927,691
October 2112:00 PMAir Force
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 22–2129,046
October 2812:00 PMUtah State*dagger
KJZZW 40–2028,337
November 412:00 PMat WyomingW 30–2412,562
November 181:30 PMat BYUABCW 34–1765,829

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After the seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

One player went in the 1996 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Henry Lusk Tight end 7 246 New Orleans Saints

ReferencesEdit

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