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Utah Football To Battle The Beavers In Oregon Saturday

Oct 18, 2021

THE GAME
The University of Utah Football team (4-2, 3-0) will hit the road for the fourth time this season on Saturday, Oct. 23 when the Utes take on the Oregon State Beavers (4-2, 2-1) in the Pacific Northwest. The game is set for a 5:30 p.m. MT kick inside Reser Stadium on Pac-12 Networks.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Utah is 251-257-12 all-time when playing on the road (.488), holding a 1-2 record this season outside of Rice-Eccles Stadium. Oregon State currently holds a one-game advantage in the all-time series against the Utes when playing in Corvallis (5-4-1), but Utah has been closing the gap with five straight wins against the Beavers overall including three in Corvallis. The last time the Utes beat the Beavers in Corvallis was in 2019 (52-7) with current Utes Brant Kuithe and Devin Lloyd scoring touchdowns, which included Lloyd's first-career pick-six.

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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.

NUMBERS TALK
•    With a win, Utah would win six straight against Oregon State.
•    With a win, Utah would be 4-0 to start conference play for the first time since 2010 and the first time in the Pac-12 era.            
•    In Utah's last three games, 10 of Utah's 13 scoring drives have been for 65+ yards and an average of 3:26 per drive.        
•    Utah ranks first in the Pac-12 and 18th in the FBS in team tackles for loss (7.0) and sacks per game (3.0).     
•    With a win, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham would be three wins away from becoming the all-time wins leader at Utah.      
 
QUICK HITS
•    Utah is 48-41 in Pac-12 Conference play and 124-163-6 all-time against Pac-12 opponents. Utah has won 14 of its last 16 conference games.
•    In the first three games, Utah was averaging 372.3 yards of total offense per game, increasing to 430.3 in the last three games.
•    Utah's defense held its opponents to 161.7 rushing yards per game in the first three games of the season, and 103.3 in the last three.    
•    Utah currently leads the Pac-12 and ranks fifth in the FBS in fewest penalties (26).
•    Utah has finished the season ranking in the top three in the Pac-12 in total defense for four straight years with the Utes currently ranking third (347.8).
•    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 67 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. Utah set a new attendance record in its comeback victory over No. 18 Arizona State on Oct. 16, 2021 in front of 51,724 fans.  
•    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).