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2017 Utah Utes football
Heart of Dallas Bowl champion
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2017 record7–6 (3–6 Pac-12)
Head coachKyle Whittingham (13th season)
Offensive coordinatorTroy Taylor (1st[1] season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorMorgan Scalley (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,807)[2]
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →

Template:2017 Pac-12 football standings The 2017 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by thirteenth-year head coach Kyle Whittingham and played their home games in Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. They competed as members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 3–6 in Pac-12 play to finish in fifth place in the South Division. They were invited to the Heart of Dallas Bowl where they defeated West Virginia.

ScheduleEdit

Utah announced their 2017 football schedule on January 18, 2017.[3] The Utes played FCS North Dakota, in-state rival BYU, and San Jose State in out-of-conference play. In Pac-12 conference play, the Utes did not play cross-divisional foes California and Oregon State.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 315:30 p.m.No. 8 (FCS) North Dakota*P12NW 37–1645,905
September 98:15 p.m.at BYU*ESPN2W 19–1363,470
September 168:00 p.m.San Jose State*
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPN2W 54–1645,881
September 228:00 p.m.at ArizonaNo. 23FS1W 30–2436,651
October 78:15 p.m.StanforddaggerNo. 20
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
FS1L 20–2345,991
October 145:00 p.m.at No. 13 USCABCL 27–2872,382
October 211:30 p.m.Arizona State
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
FS1L 10–3045,863
October 283:45 p.m.at OregonP12NL 20–4156,154
November 37:30 p.m.UCLA
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
FS1W 48–1745,902
November 113:30 p.m.No. 19 Washington State
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
P12NL 25–3345,826
November 187:30 p.m.at No. 16 WashingtonESPNL 30–3365,767
November 258:00 p.m.Colorado
FS1W 34–1346,022
December 2611:30 a.m.vs. West Virginia*ESPNW 30–1420,507
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

Source: [4]

Game summariesEdit

North DakotaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 (FCS) Fighting Hawks 3 6 0 7 16
Utes 0 17 10 10 37




at BYUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 3 6 10 0 19
Cougars 0 0 6 7 13




San Jose StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 3 10 0 3 16
Utes 9 21 7 17 54




at ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Utes 10 3 14 3 30
Wildcats 3 7 7 7 24




StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 3 10 3 7 23
#20 Utes 7 3 3 7 20




at USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 7 14 0 6 27
#13 Trojans 7 0 7 14 28




Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 9 7 7 7 30
Utes 0 0 3 7 10




at OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 0 6 7 7 20
Ducks 7 10 10 14 41




UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 10 0 7 17
Utes 7 10 21 10 48




Washington StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Cougars 13 7 6 7 33
Utes 0 10 0 15 25




at WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 7 6 10 7 30
#16 Huskies 6 10 7 10 33




ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 0 7 6 13
Utes 14 14 3 3 34




vs. West Virginia (Heart of Dallas Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 0 3 3 8 14
Utes 7 10 0 13 30




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 RV RV RV 23 20 20 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

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Coaches 25 23 24 21 19 18 23 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV

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CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR

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Coaching staffEdit

Name Title Years at Utah
Kyle Whittingham Head Coach 13
Morgan Scalley Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach 10
Troy Taylor Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach 1
Jim Harding Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach 4
Sharrieff Shah Cornerbacks Coach/Co-Special Teams Coordinator 6
Justin Ena Linebackers Coach/Co-Special Teams Coordinator 3
Lewis Powell Defensive Line Coach 3
Freddie Whittingham Tight Ends Coach 1
Guy Holliday Wide Receivers Coach 2
Kiel McDonald Running Backs Coach 1

Source:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Troy Taylor is Utah's New Offensive Coordinator". University of Utah Athletics. January 2, 2017. https://www.utahutes.com/news/2017/1/2/football-troy-taylor-is-utahs-new-offensive-coordinator.aspx?path=football.
  2. Rice-Eccles Stadium. The University of Utah. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  3. "2017 Utah Football Schedule is Announced". University of Utah Athletics. January 18, 2017. https://www.utahutes.com/news/2017/1/17/2017-utah-football-schedule-is-announced.aspx.
  4. 2017 Utah Utes football schedule. FBSchedules.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  5. Staff Directory. University of Utah Athletics. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
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