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2016 Utah Utes football
Foster Farms Bowl champion
Foster Farms Bowl, W 26–24 vs. Indiana
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 23
2016 record9–4 (5–4 Pac-12)
Head coachKyle Whittingham (12th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorAaron Roderick (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJim Harding (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorMorgan Scalley (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,807)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →

Template:2016 Pac-12 football standings The 2016 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by twelfth 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 third place in the South Division. They were invited to the Foster Farms where they defeated Indiana.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.Southern Utah*P12NW 24–045,945
September 105:30 p.m.BYU*
FOXW 20–1946,915
September 178:30 p.m.at San Jose State*CBSSNW 34–1716,041
September 237:30 p.m.USCNo. 24
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
FS1W 31–2746,133
October 14:00 p.m.at CaliforniaNo. 18P12NL 23–2846,618
October 88:00 p.m.ArizonadaggerNo. 24
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
FS1W 36–2345,917
October 152:00 p.m.at Oregon StateNo. 21P12NW 19–1432,093
October 222:00 p.m.at UCLANo. 19FOXW 52–4566,243
October 291:30 p.m.No. 4 WashingtonNo. 17
FS1L 24–3147,801
November 107:30 p.m.at Arizona StateNo. 13FS1W 49–2648,220
November 193:00 p.m.OregonNo. 11
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
P12NL 28–3046,327
November 265:30 p.m.at No. 9 ColoradoNo. 21FOXL 22–2752,301
December 286:30 p.m.vs. Indiana*FOXW 26–2427,608
Source: [1]

RosterEdit

2016 Utah Utes Football

Quarterback

  •  1 Tyler Huntley - Freshman (6'1, 190)
  •  3 Troy Williams - Junior (6'2, 200)
  • 12 A.J. Cecil - Sophomore (6'1, 190)
  • 14 Andrew Lisk - Freshman (6'1, 202)
  • 15 Logan Bateman - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 190)

Tailback

  •  2 Zack Moss - Freshman (5'10, 206)
  •  4 Troy McCormick - Redshirt Junior (5'9, 178)
  •  7 Devonta'e Henry-Cole - Freshman (5'8, 168)
  • 23 Armand Shyne - Sophomore (5'11, 214)
  • 27 Marcel Manalo - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 220)
  • 28 Joe Williams - Senior (5'11, 205)
  • 30 James Gray - Sophomore (5'9, 174)
  • 32 Ty Murrell - Freshman (5'8, 175)
  • 35 Jordan Howard - Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 209)
  • Mason Woodward - Sophomore (5'9, 211)
  • Quinn Meier - Freshman (5'11, 175)

Wide Receiver

  •  6 Kyle Fulks - Redshirt Junior (5'9, 178)
  •  8 Alec Dana - Sophomore (6'2, 186)
  • 10 Riley Richmond - Sophomore (5'7, 169)
  • 11 Raelon Singleton - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 210)
  • 12 Tim Patrick - Senior (6'2, 210)
  • 13 Monte Seabrook - Junior (5'11, 184)
  • 16 Cory Butler-Byrd - Senior (5'10, 180)
  • 17 Demari Simpkins - Freshman (5'10, 184)
  • 19 Tyler Cooperwood - Senior (5'9, 163)
  • 20 Lahi Kautai - Sophomore (5'8, 195)
  • 21 Tyrone Smith - Sophomore (6'4, 205)
  • 24 Kenric Young - Junior (6'1, 189)
  • 26 Terrell Burgess - Freshman (6'0, 182)
  • 29 Gage Cook - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 192)
  • 47 Caleb Repp - Sophomore (6'5, 210)
  • 80 Siaosi Wilson - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 195)
  • 81 Dimitri Salido - Senior (6'0, 195)
  • 83 Jameson Field - Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 185)
  • 84 Dakota Baker - Freshman (6'2, 175)
  • 85 Andrew Santiago - Redshirt Senior (6'0, 195)

Tight End

  • 13 Bapa Falemaka - Freshman (6'3, 239)
  • 18 Evan Moeai - Redshirt Senior (6'2, 230)
  • 46 Tyler Bell - Redshirt Junior (6'4, 231)
  • 82 Ken Hampel - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 250)
  • 86 Wallace Gonzalez - Redshirt Sophomore (6'5, 255)
  • 87 Siale Fakailoatonga - Senior (6'4, 255)
  • 88 Harrison Handley - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 250)
  • 89 Chad Hekking - Freshman (6'4, 240)
  • 95 Trace Hobbs - Freshman
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 52 Sam Tevi - Senior (6'6, 305)
  • 53 Tucker Scott - Freshman (6'4, 288)
  • 54 Isaac Asiata - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 323)
  • 62 Aaron Amaana - Sophomore (6'1, 332)
  • 65 Paul Toala - Sophomore (6'4, 324)
  • 66 Kyle Lanterman - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 280)
  • 67 Nick Carman - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 290)
  • 68 J.J. Dielman - Redshirt Senior (6'5, 300)
  • 69 Lo Falemaka - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 300)
  • 70 Jackson Barton - Redshirt Sophomore (6'7, 310)
  • 71 Daniel Heller - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 290)
  • 72 Garett Bolles - Junior (6'6, 296)
  • 73 Johnny Capra - Redshirt Freshman (6'6, 300)
  • 74 Salesi Uhatafe - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 315)
  • 75 Nick Nowakowski - Redshirt Senior (6'1, 295)
  • 76 Scott Peck - Freshman (6'6, 310)
  • 77 Darrin Paulo - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 310)
  • 78 Jake Grant - Freshman (6'3, 290)
  • 79 Keven Dixon - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 277)

Defensive Tackle

  • 41 Hauati Pututau - Freshman (6'4, 265)
  • 45 Filipo Mokofisi - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 278)
  • 53 Alani Havili-Katoa - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 290)
  • 58 Vaha Vainuku - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 290)
  • 59 Pasoni Tasini - Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 64 Mark Kruger - Freshman (6'2, 295)
  • 90 Pitta Tonga - Freshman (6'3, 250)
  • 93 Lowell Lotulelei - Junior (6'2, 310)
  • 99 Leki Fotu - Freshman (6'5, 276)

Defensive End

  •  8 Chris Hart - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 245)
  • 11 Kylie Fitts - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 40 Kendall Huey - Junior (6'3, 295)
  • 49 Hunter Dimick - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 50 Pita Taumoepenu - Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 52 Hayden Clegg - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 56 Bradlee Anae - Freshman (6'3, 229)
  • 92 Maxs Tupai - Freshman (6'2, 245)
  • 96 Nick Heninger - Freshman (6'2, 229)
  • Trevor Horlacher - Freshman

Punter

 

Linebacker

  •  3 Donavan Thompson - Freshman (5'10, 214)
  •  9 Davir Hamilton - Freshman (6'3, 208)
  • 10 Sunia Tauteoli - Junior (6'0, 220)
  • 30 Cody Barton - Sophomore (6'2, 232)
  • 31 Evan Eggiman - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 215)
  • 32 Sharrieff Shah Jr. - Redshirt Senior (6'1, 225)
  • 34 Alex Whittingham - Redshirt Junior (5'10, 208)
  • 37 Christian Drews - Junior (6'1, 230)
  • 38 Sam Whittingham - Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 210)
  • 42 Marcus Sanders-Williams - Senior (5'11, 236)
  • 44 Jake Jackson - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 230)
  • 48 Gerrit Choate - Freshman (5'11, 225)
  • 55 David Luafatasaga - Freshman (6'4, 232)
  • 57 Justin Tatola - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 211)

Defensive Back

  •  1 Boobie Hobbs - Junior (5'10, 180)
  •  2 Philip Afia - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 195)
  •  5 Tavaris Williams - Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 185)
  •  6 Tyson Cisrow - Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 190)
  •  7 Andre Godfrey - Junior (5'10, 191)
  • 10 Jason Thompson - Redshirt Senior (6'2, 208)
  • 12 Justin Thomas - Redshirt Senior (5'8, 180)
  • 13 Jordan Fogal - Junior (5'10, 186)
  • 14 Brian Allen - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 205)
  • 15 Dominique Hatfield - Senior (5'10, 175)
  • 17 Conner Charles - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 175)
  • 18 Nygel King - Freshman (6'0, 169)
  • 20 Marcus Williams - Junior (6'1, 195)
  • 22 Chasen Hansen - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 212) (+QB)
  • 23 Julian Blackmon - Freshman (6'1, 180)
  • 25 Casey Hughes - Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 195)
  • 27 Nick Mika - Sophomore (6'2, 190)
  • 29 Reginald Porter - Redshirt Senior (5'11, 185)
  • 33 Damian Greene - Redshirt Junior (5'8, 182)
  • 35 Samson Nacua - Freshman (6'3, 182)
  • 36 MacKay Dunn - Sophomore (5'10, 172)
  • 43 Tyson Doman - Freshman (6'0, 192)
  • 46 Connor Haller - Freshman
  • Duressa Goesse - Sophomore

Kicker

Long Snappers

  • 94 Chase Dominguez - Senior (6'5, 240)

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
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NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP RV RV RV 24 18 24 21 19 17 16 13 11 21 RV RV 23

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Coaches RV RV RV 23 18 24 21 18 16 16 12 11 20 24 23 21

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CFP Not released 16 15 12 22 20 19

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Game summariesEdit

Southern UtahEdit

Southern Utah at Utah
by Quarter1234 Total
Thunderbirds 0 0 0 0 0
Utes 3 14 0 7 24
  • Date: September 1
  • Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 6:07
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 45,945
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), Partly cloudy, winds S 11 mph
  • Referee: Land Clark • Umpire: Matt Jordan • Linesman: Bob Day • Line judge: Jeff Robinson • Back judge: Justin Nelson • Field judge: John Morton • Side judge: Bernie Hulscher • Center judge: John Love
Sources:[2]
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Game Stats:

  • Passing: SUU: McCoy Hill 6-12-0--42, Tannon Pedersen 0-6-1--0; Utah: Troy Williams 20-35-0--272, Tyler Huntley 3-4-0--26.
  • Rushing: SUU: Malik Brown 10-49, Ty Rutledge 1-33, Hill 8-26, Raysean Pringle 5-13, James Felila 3-9, Isaiah Diego-Wi 1-0, Pedersen 4-(-14); Utah: Troy McCormick 12-55, Joe Williams 12-49, Armand Shyne 8-19, T. Williams 5-15.
  • Receiving: SUU: Mike Sharp 1-14, Steven Wroblews 1-12, Rutledge 1-9, Logan Parker 1-6, Felila 1-4, Pringle 1-(-3); Utah: Tim Patrick 5-105, Rae Singleton 2-56, Troy McCormick 3-55, Tyrone Smith 3-31, Evan Moeai 1-18, Walla Gonzales 1-11, Demari Simpkins 1-8, Siaosi Wilkins 1-8, Terrell Burgess 1-7, Kyle Fulks 2-1, Joe Williams 3-(-2)
  • Interceptions: Utah: Marcus Williams 1-0.

BYUEdit

BYU at Utah
by Quarter1234 Total
Cougars 6 7 0 6 19
Utes 7 7 3 3 20
  • Date: September 10
  • Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 5:36
  • Elapsed time: 3:47
  • Game attendance: 46,915
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), Sunny, winds WSW 7 mph
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Frank LeBlanc • Back judge: Brian Ernest • Field judge: Jason Ledet • Side judge: Gene Semko • Center judge: Brian Alos
Sources:[3]
Overall record Last meeting Result
55–31–4 2015 Las Vegas Bowl Utah, 35–28

Game Stats:

  • Passing: BYU: Taysom Hill 21-39-3--176, Mitch Juergens 1-1-0--9, Team 0-1-0--0; Utah: Troy Williams 14-23-3--194.
  • Rushing: BYU: Hill 13-87, Jamaal Williams 12-58, Brayden El-Bakri 1-1, Algernon Brown 1-(-3); Utah: Troy McCormick 10-62, Zack Moss 12-58, Joe Williams 10-26, Troy Williams 7-13, Kyle Fulks 2-11, Team 1-(-1).
  • Receiving: BYU: Juergens 8-52, Nick Kurtz 3-35, Moroni Laulu-Pututau 3-31, Jonah Trinnaman 2-27, Colby Pearson 2-10, Williams 1-10, Corbin Kaufusi 1-9, Aleva Hifo 1-7, Ului Lapuaho 1-4; Utah: Tyrone Smith 2-60, Tim Patrick 3-59, Rae Singleton 2-23, Evan Moeai 2-21, Harris Handley 2-21, Demari Simpkins 2-6, Joe Williams 1-4.
  • Interceptions: BYU: Kai Nacua 2-0, Francis Bernard 1-0; Utah: Sunia Tauteoli 2-41, Reginald Porter 1-1.

at San Jose StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 6 14 7 7 34
Spartans 3 7 0 7 17



Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 2010 UTAH, 56–3

USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 7 10 7 3 27
#24 Utes 7 3 7 14 31



Overall record Last meeting Result
4–10 2015 USC, 42–24

at CaliforniaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Utes 0 10 7 6 23
Golden Bears 14 0 7 7 28



Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2015 UTAH, 30–24

ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 7 0 9 23
#24 Utes 3 9 17 7 36



Overall record Last meeting Result
20–19–2 2015 ARIZ, 37–30

at Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Utes 9 3 0 7 19
Beavers 0 0 7 7 14



Overall record Last meeting Result
8–11–1 2015 UTAH, 27–12

at UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Utes 14 13 18 7 52
Bruins 21 0 14 10 45



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–11 2015 UCLA, 17–9

WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Huskies 7 7 7 10 31
#17 Utes 0 10 7 7 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–8 2015 UTAH, 34–23

at Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Utes 0 21 7 21 49
Sun Devils 13 7 6 0 26



Overall record Last meeting Result
7–20 2015 UTAH, 34–18

OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Ducks 3 0 7 20 30
#11 Utes 7 0 7 14 28



Overall record Last meeting Result
9–20 2015 UTAH, 62–20

at ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Utes 7 0 6 9 22
#9 Buffaloes 7 6 7 7 27



Overall record Last meeting Result
28–31–3 2015 UTAH, 20–14

vs. Indiana (Foster Farms Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 7 10 0 7 24
Utes 10 7 6 3 26



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2002 UTAH, 40–13

ReferencesEdit

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