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2012 Utah Utes football team

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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
Captains
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,017)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 7 Stanford xy$   8 1         12 2  
No. 2 Oregon x%   8 1         12 1  
No. 20 Oregon State   6 3         9 4  
Washington   5 4         7 6  
California   2 7         3 9  
Washington State   1 8         3 9  
South Division
UCLA x   6 3         9 5  
Arizona State   5 4         8 5  
USC   5 4         7 6  
Arizona   4 5         8 5  
Utah   3 6         5 7  
Colorado   1 8         1 11  
Championship: Stanford 27, UCLA 24
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

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.

Schedule

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 15–3460,050
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 season

Coaching changes

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

Game summaries

Northern Colorado

Northern Colorado at Utah
1 234Total
Northern Colorado Bears 0 000 0
Utah Utes 0 21713 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 State

Utah at Utah State
1 234OTTotal
Utes 0 31070 20
Aggies 13 0077 27
Sources:

Utah leads series: 77 – 28 – 4

BYU

#25 BYU at Utah
1 234Total
#25 Cougars 0 7014 21
Utes 7 0170 24
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 8:15 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:45
  • Game attendance: 45,653 (6th largest crowd at Rice-Eccles)
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C), Clear, winds NE at 9mph
  • Referee: Greg Burks
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, and Paul Carcaterra
Sources:[5]

Utah leads series: 55 – 34 – 4


Arizona State

Utah at Arizona State
1 234Total
Utes 0 700 7
Sun Devils 21 1033 37
Sources:[6]

Utah trails series: 6 – 17

USC

#13 USC at Utah
1 234Total
#13 Trojans 7 17014 38
Utes 14 707 28
Sources:[7]

Utah trails series: 3 – 7

UCLA

Utah vs. UCLA at the Rose Bowl
Utah vs. UCLA at the Rose Bowl
Utah at UCLA
1 234Total
Utes 7 007 14
Bruins 14 070 21
Sources:[8]

Utah trails series: 2 – 8

#8 Oregon State

Utah at #8 Oregon State
1 234Total
Utes 0 700 7
#8 Beavers 7 707 21
[9]

Utah trails series: 6 – 9 – 1

California

California at Utah
1 234Total
Golden Bears 3 3714 27
Utes 14 14147 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
  • TV announcers (Pac-12 Network Rocky Mountain & Bay Area): Ron Pitts and Kelly Stouffer

Utah trails series: 3 – 5

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

Washington State

Washington State at Utah
1 234Total
Cougars 0 006 6
Utes 14 17810 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
  • TV announcers (Pac-12 Network): Kevin Calabro, Adam Archuleta, and Yogi Roth

Utah leads series: 6 – 5

Washington

Utah at Washington
1 234Total
Utes 8 070 15
Huskies 0 14137 34

Utah trails series: 0 – 7

Arizona

Arizona at Utah
1 234Total
Wildcats 3 14017 34
Utes 0 14100 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
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Joe Davis and Kelly Stouffer

Utah leads series: 20 – 15 – 2

Colorado

Utah at Colorado
1 234Total
Utes 10 7322 42
Buffaloes 7 7147 35

Utah trails series: 24 – 31 – 3

Roster

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References

  1. ^ "Pac-12 Releases 2012 Football Schedule". University of Utah Athletics. January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "Brian Johnson Named Offensive Coordinator". Official athletic site.
  3. ^ "Northern Colorado Bears vs Utah Utes (August 30, 2012)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  4. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=322430254
  5. ^ "Utah Utes vs. BYU Cougars". CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  6. ^ "Utah Utes vs. Arizona State Sundevils". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  7. ^ "Utah Utes vs. USC Trojans". CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  8. ^ "Utah Utes vs. UCLA Bruins". CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  9. ^ "Utah Utes vs. Oregon State Beavers". CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
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