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Utah Football Set For Clash At the Coliseum vs. USC Saturday

Oct 4, 2021

THE GAME
The University of Utah Football team (2-2, 1-0) will head to Los Angeles, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 9 to take on the USC Trojans (3-2, 2-2) coming out of the Utes' open week. The game against the Utes and the Trojans will kick off at 6 p.m. MT on FOX.   

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
The Utes are 250-257-12 all-time when playing on the road (.487). Utah will be looking for its first win in Los Angeles against the USC Trojans since 1916, when the Utes walked away with a 27-12 win. While the Utes currently hold a 4-3 advantage when playing in Salt Lake City, Utah is 1-9 all-time in LA. The last two games played in Los Angeles between the two teams has been decided by an average of four points, including Utah's one-point loss in 2017.

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NUMBERS TALK
•    Utah's game against USC will mark the 20th game in the all-time series between the two teams.     
•    With a win, the Utes will have won in LA against the Trojans for the first time in 105 years.    
•    Three of Utah's six wins against USC have come in the month of October, including its last win in LA (1916).     
•    Utah currently leads the Pac-12 in first down defense and team tackles for loss, and ranks second in total defense.   
•    With a win, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham will have 222 career wins at Utah (assistant coach & head coach).     
 
QUICK HITS
•    Utah is 46-41 in Pac-12 Conference play and 122-163-6 all-time against Pac-12 opponents.
•    Utah's defense has forced a Pac-12 leading 37 negative plays.  
•    Utah currently leads the Pac-12 and ranks sixth in the FBS in fewest penalties (19).
•    Utah has seven consecutive years of winning seasons, dating back to 2014. The Utes have finished with a winning season in 14 of Kyle Whittingham's 16 years as head coach.
•    Utah has sold out Rice-Eccles Stadium in 66 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.