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2014 Utah Utes football
Las Vegas Bowl champion
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 21
2014 record9–4 (5–4 Pac-12)
Head coachKyle Whittingham (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorDave Christensen (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorKalani Sitake (6th season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,807)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →

Template:2014 Pac-12 football standings The 2014 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by tenth year head coach Kyle Whittingham and played their home games in Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 5–4 in Pac-12 play to finish in fifth place in the South Division. They were invited to the Las Vegas Bowl where they defeated Colorado State.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 285:30 p.m.Idaho State*P12NW 56–1445,925[1]
September 61:00 p.m.Fresno State*
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
P12NW 59–2745,864[2]
September 201:30 p.m.at Michigan*ABC/ESPN2W 26–10103,890[3]
September 276:00 p.m.Washington Statedagger
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
P12NL 27–2845,859[4]
October 48:30 p.m.at No. 8 UCLAESPNW 30–2874,329[5]
October 168:00 p.m.at Oregon StateNo. 20FS2W 29–23 2OT40,479[6]
October 258:00 p.m.No. 20 USCNo. 19
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
FS1W 24–2147,619[7]
November 19:00 p.m.at No. 15 Arizona StateNo. 18FS1L 16–19 OT53,754[8]
November 88:00 p.m.No. 5 OregonNo. 20
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPNL 27–5147,528[9]
November 154:00 p.m.at StanfordNo. 25P12NW 20–17 2OT44,635[10]
November 221:30 p.m.No. 15 ArizonaNo. 20
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPNL 10–4245,824[11]
November 2911:00 a.m.at ColoradoNo. 25P12NW 38–3439,155[12]
December 201:30 p.m.vs. Colorado State*No. 23ABCW 45–1033,067
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time
Source: [13]

RankingsEdit

Template:Further information

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP NR NR RV NR RV NR 24 20 19 18 20 25 20 RV 24 23 21

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Coaches NR NR NR NR RV NR RV 23 19 18 22 RV 21 RV RV 25 20

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CFP Not released 17 17 23 17 25 23 22

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Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
Utah
Kyle Whittingham Head Coach 10th
Dave Christensen Offensive Coordinator 1st
Kalani Sitake Defensive Coordinator 6th
Dennis Erickson Running Backs/Assistant Coach 2nd
Aaron Roderick Quarterbacks Coach 10th
Jim Harding Offensive Line 1st
Ilaisa Tuiaki Defensive Line 2nd
Morgan Scalley Safeties/Special Time Coordinator 7th
Sharneff Shah Cornerbacks Coach 3rd
Taylor Stubblefield Wide Receivers Coach 1st
Robert Conley Co-Graduate Assistant/Defense 3rd
Joe Dale Co-Graduate Assistant/Defense 1st
Nick Danielson Co-Graduate Assistant/Offense 1st
Sartaj Khan Co-Graduate Assistant/Offense 1st
Doug Elisaia Director of Strength & Conditioning 8th
Jeff Rudy Football Operations Director 8th
Ernest Rimer [14] Football Director of Sport Science 1st
Fred Whittingham Jr Director of Player Personnel 2nd

Game summariesEdit

Idaho StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 0 7 0 14
Utes 14 21 14 7 56



Game officials: Referee - Jack Folliard, Umpire - Douglas Wilson, Head Linesman - Bob Day, Line Judge - Jeff Robinsoni, Side Judge - Aaron Santi, Field Judge - Brad Glenn, Back Judge - Steve Hudson, Head Replay Official - Jim Northcott

Fresno StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 7 13 27
Utes 17 14 14 14 59



Game officials: Referee - Terry Leyden, Umpire - F. Villar, Head Linesman - Rod Ammari, Line Judge - Tim Messuri, Side Judge - Aaron Santi, Field Judge - S. Strimling, Back Judge - Mearl Robinson

MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 3 10 7 6 26
Wolverines 3 7 0 0 10



Game officials: Referee - S. Smith, Umpire - S. Woods, Head Linesman - M. Dolce, Line Judge - J. Baur, Side Judge - D. Swanson, Field Judge - J. Clay, Back Judge - T. Ransom

Washington StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 7 7 14 28
Utes 21 3 0 3 27



UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 7 10 7 6 30
#8 Bruins 0 7 7 14 28



Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Utes 6 0 3 7 29
Beavers 0 6 0 10 23



USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Trojans 7 7 0 7 21
#19 Utes 7 3 7 7 24



Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Utes 0 6 10 0 16
#15 Sun Devils 6 7 0 3 19



OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Ducks 0 24 3 24 51
#20 Utes 7 3 10 7 27



StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Utes 0 7 0 0 20
Cardinal 7 0 0 0 17



ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Wildcats 7 14 0 21 42
#20 Utes 0 7 3 0 10



ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 3 13 15 7 38
Buffaloes 7 17 10 0 34



Las Vegas Bowl: Utah vs. Colorado StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 10 0 0 0 10
#23 Utes 21 3 7 14 45



NotesEdit

  • September 1, 2014 – Wide receiver Kaelin Clay is named Pac-12 Conference special teams player of the week[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Idaho State @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. August 28, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58598. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  2. "Fresno State @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. September 6, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58599. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  3. "Utah @ Michigan". Stat Broadcast. September 20, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=63314&a=1. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  4. "Washington State @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. September 27, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58600. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  5. "Utah @ UCLA". Stat Broadcast. October 4, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58587. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  6. "Utah @ Oregon State". Stat Broadcast. October 16, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58575. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  7. "USC @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. October 25, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58601. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  8. "Utah @ Arizona State". Stat Broadcast. November 1, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58550. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  9. "Oregon @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. November 8, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58602. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  10. "Utah @ Stanford". Stat Broadcast. November 15, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58585. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  11. "Arizona @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. November 22, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58603. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  12. "Utah @ Colorado". Stat Broadcast. November 29, 2014. http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=58565. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  13. "Pac-12 Conference Releases 2014 Football Schedule". University of Utah Department of Athletics. January 8, 2014. http://www.utahutes.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/010814aac.html. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  14. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/ernie-rimer/41/a4a/127
  15. Piper, Matthew (September 2, 2014). "Travis Wilson Helps First-Grader in Cancer Fight". The Salt Lake Tribune. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobilemobileopinion/58361294-82/whittingham-junior-yards-week.html.csp. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
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