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No. 21 Utah Football Ready For Road Game At BYU Saturday Night

Sep 6, 2021

The No. 21 University of Utah (1-0) Football team will head south to take on the BYU Cougars (1-0) in LaVell Edwards Stadium for the 101st meeting between the two programs on Saturday, Sept. 11. The game is set for an 8:15 p.m. MT kickoff on ESPN.

The Utes are currently 250-255-12 (.495) all-time on the road, but have won six of their last eight regular season games on the road. Utah is 21-17-1 all-time against BYU when playing in Provo, winning the last four games when playing inside LaVell Edwards Stadium. The last time the Utes played BYU on the road was in 2019, winning 30-12. Current Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss went off for 181 rushing yards and a touchdown, averaging 6.2 yards per carry.

Fans can get behind the scenes views and live updates during games on social media by following the Utes on Twitter (@Utah_Football | @UtahAthletics) and Instagram (@UtahFootball | @UtahAthletics). Fans can also search #GOUTES and #UBOYZ on social media for conversations about Utah Football throughout the season.

•    Utah's game against BYU will be the 101st all-time meeting between the two teams.
•    With a win, the Utes will have won 10-straight against BYU, dating back to 2010.
•    With a win, the Utes will start the season 2-0 for the 12th time under the direction of Kyle Whittingham.  
•    In six of the last seven meetings between Utah and BYU, the game has been decided by 10 points or less.  
•    With a win against BYU, Whittingham will have won 202 career games as Utah's head coach.  
•    Utah is 62-34-4 all-time when playing against the independents in FBS football.
•    Utah is 27-1 in regular-season non-conference games since joining the Pac-12 in 2011. Utah's last regular-season non-conference loss was in overtime at Utah State in 2012.  
•    After week one, Utah leads the Pac-12 in both team passing efficiency (175.54) and total offense (450.0).
•    Utah has scored 30+ points in four straight games, dating back to Dec. 5, 2020 and 40+ points in two straight (W, 45-28 vs. Washington State on Dec. 19, 2020).
•    Utah has seven consecutive years of winning seasons, dating back to 2014. The Utes have finished with a winning season in 14 of Whittingham's 16 years as head coach.
•    Utah has sold out Rice-Eccles Stadium in 65 consecutive games, dating back to the 2010 season opener. Utah increased its stadium capacity from 45,807 to 51,444 with the expansion of the Ken Garff Red Zone. Official attendance for Utah's season-opener against Weber State on Sept. 2 was 51,511, a stadium record.
•    Utah was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 South Division with the Utes leading all teams with five first-team preseason All-Pac-12 picks (Nick Ford, OL; Devin Lloyd, LB; Mika Tafua, DE; Jadon Redding, PK; Britain Covey, RS).
•    Utah ranks No. 24 in the preseason AP Poll and is receiving the most votes in the coaches poll. The Utes have either been ranked or received votes in the last seven AP preseason polls, finishing the year ranked or receiving votes in four of those years.