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Utah Football Heads To Stanford For Friday Night Game

Nov 1, 2021

THE GAME
The University of Utah Football team (5-3, 4-1) will begin a two-week stint on the road this week, starting with a stop in Stanford, Calif., to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Friday, Nov. 5. The Utes and the Cardinal will kick off at 8:30 p.m. MT on FS1 in Stanford Stadium.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Utah is 251-258-12 all-time when playing on the road (.488), In the all-time series against Stanford, the advantage has gone to the road team with Utah holding a 4-0 lead in the series when playing at Stanford. The last time Utah and Stanford faced off was in 2018 inside Stanford Stadium with Utah winning 40-21 when the Cardinal ranked No. 14 in the AP Poll. Three of Utah's last four games at Stanford have been decided by seven points or less, including a double-overtime game in 2014.  

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NUMBERS TALK
•    With a win, Utah would win its 50th victory in Pac-12 play since joining the conference in 2011.
•    With a win, Utah would improve to 5-1 in conference play for the first time since 2019.              
•    In Utah's last three games, nine of Utah's 17 scoring drives have been for 75 yards or more.  
•    Utah has scored on its opening drive in three straight games.       
•    Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham is three wins away from becoming the all-time wins leader at Utah.      
 
QUICK HITS
•    Utah is 49-42 in Pac-12 Conference play and 125-164-6 all-time against Pac-12 opponents. Utah has won 15 of its last 18 conference games.
•    Utah ranks first in Pac-12 games only in scoring offense (35.8) and touchdowns scored (24).
•    Utah's defense leads the Pac-12 and ranks 19th in the FBS in sacks per game (2.88), also ranking second in the league and 24th in the FBS in TFL per game (6.2).
•    Utah currently leads the Pac-12 and ranks ninth in the FBS in fewest penalties (35).   
•    Utah has averaged 466.3 yards of total offense in the last four games compared to 366.8 in the first four.
•    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 68 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 win over UCLA on Oct. 30 in front of 51,922 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).