2022 Football Fall Camp: Rice-Eccles Rundown, November 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 November, taking on Arizona on Nov. 5 and Stanford on Nov. 12.
Series Record: Utah leads 25-19-2
In Salt Lake City: 12-9
In Tucson: 12-10-2
Neutral Site: 1-0
First Game: 1924 (Utah 32-7)
Last Game: 2021 (Utah 38-29)
Last Utah Win: 2021 (38-29)
Last Arizona Win: 2015 (37-30, 2OT)
UTAH EXTENDS WINNING STREAK OVER ARIZONA
During the 2021 season, the Utes extended their winning streak to five straight over Arizona with a 38-29 victory. With the win, Utah's head coach Kyle Whittingham tied Ike Armstrong (1925-49) as the all-time winningest coach at Utah with 141 wins. The Utes finished the game with 468 yards of total offense, their sixth straight game with 450+, which included 294 yards passing and 174 yards on the ground. The balanced game was complemented by the Utes averaging 6.3 yards per play with five offensive touchdowns (3 rush, 2 pass).
Series Record: Utah leads 6-4
In Salt Lake City: 1-3
In Palo Alto: 5-0
Neutral Site: 0-1
First Game: 1902 (Stanford 35-11)
Last Game: 2021 (Utah 52-7)
Last Utah Win: 2021 (52-7)
Last Stanford Win: 2017 (23-20)
UTAH RUNS PAST THE CARDINAL
Utah ran its winning streak to three games after defeating the Cardinal 52-7 in Palo Alto during the 2021 season. Utah outgained the Cardinal 581 to 167 en route to the win. It was a game defined by the run game and a historical one, as Utah finished with three different 100-yard rushers for the first time in program history. Utah's 45-point win over the Cardinal ties for the largest margin of victory over a Pac-12 opponent on the road and ties for the second-largest margin of victory in a Pac-12 game overall. The Utes produced 440 in the first half while holding Stanford to just 28 yards through the first two quarters. The Utah defense was smothering against the Cardinal, holding the Cardinal to 167 yards, the least amount of offensive yards by a Utah opponent since the Utes held California to 83 yards in 2019. The Utes' 581 yards of total offense was the most by Utah since 2018, when it recorded 587 against Weber State. It was also the most rushing yards in a game (441) since the Utes racked up 478 against New Mexico in 1991. Utah's six rushing touchdowns scored against the Cardinal is the most by the Utes since they put up six against Weber State in 2013, which ties for the second most by the Utes in program history.
ON THE RICE-ECCLES EXPERIENCE
Former wide receiver and return specialist Britain Covey
On the crowd in 2021 against Colorado…
"Normally, I don't let myself kind of get in that head space, but today I just listened to [the fans chanting my name]…I am just a Utah man. I love this stadium. I love the fans, so it means a lot that they would do that, and like I said, normally I don't indulge in it, but today I did."
Head Coach Kyle Whittingham
On the Muss…
"The MUSS makes the atmosphere at Rice-Eccles Stadium what it is. They are as good of a student section as there is in the country… they're standing up from start to finish. Our team feeds off of their emotion. Definitely, it gives us a home field advantage. The support that the student body has given this football team over the years is just tremendous. We're very appreciative of the support all of our fans have given us."
A limited number of season tickets are 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. For 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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