#24 Utah Ready For Primetime Game vs. #4 Oregon Saturday
After two weeks away, the No. 24 University of Utah Football Team (7-3, 6-1) will return to Rice-Eccles Stadium and the loudest fans in the Pac-12 to take on the No. 4 Oregon Ducks (9-1, 6-1) on Saturday, Nov. 20. The game will kick off at 5:30 p.m. MT on primetime ABC.
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Utah is 104-36 (.743) in Rice-Eccles Stadium (1998-present), recording its 100th win in the historic stadium in 2020. Utah is 76-25 in RES during the Kyle Whittingham era, including three undefeated home seasons in 2008 (6-0), 2009 (6-0) and 2019 (7-0). Utah has won 17 of its last 18 home games, which includes a streak of 11 in a row from Oct. 6, 2018 – Nov. 30, 2019. The Utes won the last meeting between the two teams in Rice-Eccles Stadium with Utah defeating the Ducks 32-25 in 2018.
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• With a win, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham would become the all-time wins leader at Utah, passing Ike Armstrong (141-55-15, 1925-49).
• With a win, Utah would improve to 7-1 in conference play for the second time since joining the conference (8-1 in 2019).
• Utah has scored 15 of its 27 rushing touchdowns (58%) in the last four games.
• Utah is the only team in the Pac-12 to rank in the top five across all defensive and offensive categories.
• Utah ranks first in the Pac-12 and is 19th in the FBS in scoring offense (35.7).
• Utah is 51-42 in Pac-12 Conference play and 127-164-6 all-time against Pac-12 opponents. Utah has won 17 of its last 20 conference games (.850).
• In Pac-12 games only (last seven games), the Utes lead the league in scoring offense (38.4), touchdowns scored (36), total offense per game (466.3) and rushing touchdowns (24) while ranking second in rushing offense (242.0) and team pass efficiency (144.7).
• Utah's defense ranks third in the Pac-12 in total defense (344.1), leading the league in sacks (3.18) and in tackles for loss (7.7) per game. Utah's tackles for loss per game is tied for third in the FBS.
• Through the first five games, Utah ranked 10th in the Pac-12 in third down conversions (.298), but through 10 games, Utah now ranks third overall (.454) in the top 30 in the FBS. On the defensive side, Utah was eighth through the first four games on third down defense (.369), but now leads the league (.361).
• Utah has recorded 450 yards or more of total offense in seven games this season, including in the last six.
• Utah has seven consecutive years of winning seasons, dating back to 2014 and 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).