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2012 Utah Utes football
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2012 record5–7 (3–6 Pac-12)
Head coachKyle Whittingham (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorBrian Johnson (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorKalani Sitake (4th season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainDave Kruger
CaptainStar Lotulelei
CaptainLuke Matthews
CaptainJohn White
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,017)
Seasons
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2013 →

Template:2012 Pac-12 football standings The 2012 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by eighth year head coach Kyle Whittingham and played their home games in Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were a member of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 5–7, 3–6 in Pac-12 play to finish in fifth place in the South Division.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 305:15 p.m.Northern Colorado*P12NW 41–045,273
September 76:00 p.m.at Utah State*ESPN2L 20–27 OT25,513
September 158:00 p.m.No. 25 BYU*dagger
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT (Holy War)
ESPN2W 24–2145,653
September 228:00 p.m.at Arizona StateP12NL 7–3758,107
October 47:00 p.m.No. 13 USC
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPNL 28–3846,037
October 131:00 p.m.at UCLAFOXL 14–2166,303
October 208:30 p.m.at No. 8 Oregon StateESPN2L 7–2145,769
October 277:45 p.m.California
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
P12NW 49–2745,017
November 31:00 p.m.Washington State
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
P12NW 49–645,069
November 108:30 p.m.at WashingtonP12NL 14–3460,050
November 178:00 p.m.Arizona
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPNUL 24–3445,031
November 231:00 p.m.at ColoradoFXW 42–3546,052
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

[1]

Before the seasonEdit

Coaching changesEdit

On February 2, 2012, Brian Johnson was promoted to offensive coordinator of the team.[2]

Game summariesEdit

Northern ColoradoEdit

Northern Colorado at Utah
by Quarter1234 Total
Northern Colorado Bears 0 0 0 0 0
Utah Utes 0 21 7 13 41
Sources:[3]

Utah leads series: 2 – 0

Utah handily shut out Northern Colorado 41–0 on John White's 119 yards rushing. Quarterback Jordan Wynn shook off an early interception to pass for 200 yards and 19 out of 27 completions. Northern Colorado only combined for 114 yards and never crossed midfield during the game.[4]

Utah StateEdit

Utah at Utah State
by Quarter1234

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Total
Utes 0 3 10 7

<td>0</td>

20
Aggies 13 0 0 7

<td>7</td>

27
Sources:

Utah leads series: 77 – 28 – 4

BYUEdit

#25 BYU at Utah
by Quarter1234 Total
#25 Cougars 0 7 0 14 21
Utes 7 0 17 0 24
Sources:[5]

Utah leads series: 55 – 34 – 4


Arizona StateEdit

Utah at Arizona State
by Quarter1234 Total
Utes 0 7 0 0 7
Sun Devils 21 10 3 3 37
Sources:[6]

Utah trails series: 6 – 17

USCEdit

#13 USC at Utah
by Quarter1234 Total
#13 Trojans 7 17 0 14 38
Utes 14 7 0 7 28
  • Date: October 4
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 7:01 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:22
  • Game attendance: 46,037
  • Game weather: 64 °F (18 °C), Clear, winds WSW at 4mph
  • Referee: Land Clark
Sources:[7]

Utah trails series: 3 – 7

UCLAEdit

File:UCLA Utah football 2012.JPG
Utah at UCLA
by Quarter1234 Total
Utes 7 0 0 7 14
Bruins 14 0 7 0 21
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Pasadena, CA
  • Game start: 1:05 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:59
  • Game attendance: 66,303
  • Game weather: 69 °F (21 °C) w/ 54% humidity, Light Haze, winds Nil
  • Referee: Jack Wood
Sources:[8]

Utah trails series: 2 – 8

#8 Oregon StateEdit

Utah at #8 Oregon State
by Quarter1234 Total
Utes 0 7 0 0 7
#8 Beavers 7 7 0 7 21
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: Corvallis, OR
  • Game start: 8:36 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:00
  • Game attendance: 45,769
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C), Cloudy, winds W at 5mph
  • Referee: Jay Stricherz
[9]

Utah trails series: 6 – 9 – 1

CaliforniaEdit

California at Utah
by Quarter1234 Total
Golden Bears 3 3 7 14 27
Utes 14 14 14 7 49
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 7:52 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 45,017
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), Cloudy, winds NE at 10mph
  • Referee: Terry Leyden

Utah trails series: 3 – 5

Utah senior running back Reggie Dunn set an NCAA record with two 100-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns.

Washington StateEdit

Washington State at Utah
by Quarter1234 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 6 6
Utes 14 17 8 10 49
  • Date: November 3
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 1:07 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:03
  • Game attendance: 45,069
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), Partly Cloudy, winds W at 3mph
  • Referee: Jack Folliard

Utah leads series: 6 – 5

WashingtonEdit

Utah at Washington
by Quarter1234 Total
Utes 8 0 7 0 15
Huskies 0 14 13 7 34
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Game start: 8:37 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:04
  • Game attendance: 60,050
  • Game weather: 38 °F (3 °C), Clear, winds Calm
  • Referee: Michael Batlan

Utah trails series: 0 – 7

ArizonaEdit

Arizona at Utah
by Quarter1234 Total
Wildcats 3 14 0 17 34
Utes 0 14 10 0 24
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 8:07 MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:59
  • Game attendance: 45,031
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), Cloudy with Rain, winds ESE 4mph
  • Referee: Land Clark

Utah leads series: 20 – 15 – 2

ColoradoEdit

Utah at Colorado
by Quarter1234 Total
Utes 10 7 3 22 42
Buffaloes 7 7 14 7 35
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Boulder, CO
  • Game start: 1:06 MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 46,052
  • Game weather: 43 °F (6 °C), Sunny, winds NE 5mph
  • Referee: Jack Wood

Utah trails series: 24 – 31 – 3

RosterEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Pac-12 Releases 2012 Football Schedule". University of Utah Athletics. January 4, 2012. http://utahutes.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/010412aab.html. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  2. "Brian Johnson Named Offensive Coordinator". Official athletic site. http://utahutes.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/020212aac.html.
  3. "Northern Colorado Bears vs Utah Utes (August 30, 2012)". CBS Interactive. http://utahutes.cstv.com/gametracker/launch/gt_mfootbl.html?event=1090026&school=utah&sport=mfootbl&camefrom=&startschool=&. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  4. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=322430254
  5. "Utah Utes vs. BYU Cougars". CBS Interactive. http://utahutes.cstv.com/gametracker/launch/gt_mfootbl.html?event=1090028&school=utah&sport=mfootbl&camefrom=&startschool=&. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  6. "Utah Utes vs. Arizona State Sundevils". CBS Interactive. http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-footbl/livechat.html. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  7. "Utah Utes vs. USC Trojans". CBS Interactive. http://utahutes.cstv.com/gametracker/launch/gt_mfootbl.html?event=1076707&school=utah&sport=mfootbl&camefrom=&startschool=&. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  8. "Utah Utes vs. UCLA Bruins". CBS Interactive. http://www.uclabruins.com/gametracker/launch/gt_mfootbl.html?event=1076816&school=ucla&sport=mfootbl&camefrom=&startschool=&. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  9. "Utah Utes vs. Oregon State Beavers". CBS Interactive. http://www.osubeavers.com/gametracker/launch/gt_mfootbl.html?event=1076697&school=orst&sport=mfootbl&camefrom=&startschool=&. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
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