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Utah Football To Battle San Diego State Saturday

Sep 13, 2021

The University of Utah (1-1) Football team will remain on the road for the second straight week when they take on the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, Sept. 18 in Carson, Calif. The game is set for a 5 p.m. MT kick on CBS Sports Network.

Utah is 8-6-1 all-time against San Diego State when playing in California with this year's game taking place at the Dignity Health Sports Park. SDSU is building a new stadium in  Mission Valley with the Aztecs' finding a temporary home in Carson, Calif., for the past two seasons. The sports park is home to the LA Galaxy (MLS). The last time the Utes played San Diego State was in 2010 on the road, winning 38-34 with the Utes blocking a punt late in the fourth quarter to set up the go-ahead score for the victory.

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 San Diego State will be the 31st game in the series between the two teams.  
•    With a win, the Utes will have won six straight against the Aztecs, dating back to 2006.  
•    Utah has outscored San Diego State 200-69 in the last five games of the all-time series.   
•    With a win, the Utes will have won 300 games against Mountain West Conference opponents.
•    After Utah's game against San Diego State, head coach Kyle Whittingham will have been a part of 221 wins at Utah (Asst. & HC).   
•    Utah is 299-154-11 all-time against Mountain West Conference opponents. The last team from the Mountain West the Utes battled was San Jose State in 2017 (W, 54-16).
•    Utah is 27-2 in regular-season non-conference games since joining the Pac-12 in 2011.
•    Through two weeks, Utah ranks third in the Pac-12 in passing yards allowed (181.0), also ranking fourth in total defense (321.5) and scoring defense (21.5).
•    Utah's non-conference loss to BYU on Sept. 11 was its first since an overtime decision against Utah State in 2012.
•    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 ranked No. 24 in the preseason AP 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.