2022 Football Fall Camp: Rice-Eccles Rundown, October Home Games
The University of Utah Football season is right around the corner. The Utes will host six games inside Rice-Eccles Stadium in 2022, with Utah fans continuing the tradition of making RES one of the toughest stadiums to play in each season.
During fall camp, UtahUtes.com will take a deep dive into the home schedule along with hearing voices from the past and present about the incredible atmosphere Rice-Eccles provides.
The Utes will host two games in October, taking on Oregon State on Oct. 1 and USC on Oct. 15.
OREGON STATE HISTORY
Series Record: OSU leads 11-12-1
In Salt Lake City: 6-5
In Corvallis: 4-6-1
Neutral Site: 1-1
First Game: 1931 (OSU, 12-0)
Last Game: 2021 (OSU, 34-42)
Last Utah Win: 2020 (30-24)
Last OSU Win: 2021 (34-42)
HIGH-SCORING UTES RUN PAST OSU
During the 2019 matchup between the Utes and Beavers, Utah came away with a 52-7 victory. The 52 points for the Utes were the most points in a game since a 54-point outing against San Jose State in 2017, and the most points in a Pac-12 game since scoring 52 against UCLA in 2016. It also went down as the largest margin of victory (45 points) against a Pac-12 opponent since joining the league. The Utes finished the game with 503 yards on offense while holding Oregon State to 217, including just 48 yards rushing. It was the seventh straight game Utah held its opponent to under 100 yards rushing. Zack Moss led the Utes in rushing, finishing with 121 yards on five carries (24.2 ypc) with two touchdowns. It tied Moss for the school record in career 100-yard rushing games (14) and left him needing 55 rushing yards from the program record for career rushing yards (3,165).
Series Record: USC leads 13-7
In Salt Lake City: 4-3
In Los Angeles: 2-9
Neutral Site: 1-1
First Game: 1915 (Utah. 20-13)
Last Game: 2021 (Utah, 42-26)
Last Utah Win: 2021 (42-26)
Last USC Win: 2020 (33-17)
UTAH CONQUERS THE COLISEUM
For the first time in program history, the Utes conquered the Coliseum. During the 2021 season, Utah beat USC, 42-26. A completely balanced offense took the field against the Trojans, producing 486 yards of total offense that included 180 rushing yards and 306 passing yards, with the Utes scoring the most points in program history against USC when playing in the Coliseum. The Utes had six different players score touchdowns, including at least one from each skill position (QB, RB, TE, WR). The win helped Utah eventually claim the Pac-12 South Division and a Pac-12 Championship. The Utes finished the season by participating in their first-ever Rose Bowl.
ON THE RICE-ECCLES EXPERIENCE
Defensive Coordinator Morgan Scalley
On what the fans bring to Rice-Eccles Stadium and that home field advantage…
"It's an obvious advantage when you've got everyone outside the state talking about it. It's one thing when people in Utah talk about how amazing the atmosphere is. It's another thing when you go to Pac-12 Media Day, and everyone says Utah is the toughest place to play…We're so grateful for our fan base, the boosters, the donors, everything they bring, from the MUSS, to the North End Zone and now the Ken Garff Red Zone. That punt return by Britain Covey [vs. Oregon in 2021] probably was the loudest I've ever heard that stadium in my life. It's only going to get better."
On what makes the atmosphere and fans different at Rice-Eccles Stadium…
"We've got smart football fans that are passionate about the game. That's a big part of it. Our fans know when to get loud [for the defense], when it's time to quiet down [for the offense].
There is a limited number of season tickets still available with multiple pricing options at Rice-Eccles Stadium. To purchase tickets, visit www.UtahTickets.com or for more information, call or text the Utah Ticket Office at 801-581-8849. Fans wanting to learn more about season tickets or to join as a Utah Football Insider, click here.
Time is ticking down as Utah prepares to head to The Swamp in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 3, to take on the Florida Gators. The game will air at 5 p.m. MT on ESPN.
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