The Utah Utes completed the 2019 regular season with an 11-1 record, a Pac-12 South division title, and a spot in the conference’s championship game.
The No. 5 Utes will tackle the No. 12 Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 championship game on Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. (MDT).
The Utes began off the season 3-0 with non-conference wins over BYU, Northern Illinois, and Idaho State.
After stumbling towards USC in the Pac-12 Conference opener, Utah received eight straight games to complete out the schedule including a win over then No. 17 Arizona State.
Utah outscored opponents 434-128 throughout its 12 game schedule. These opponents mixed to complete 68-76 on the season.
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— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) December 1, 2019
4 of the Utes’ opponents completed with a record of 7-5. Here’s a better have a look at Utah’s wins over these groups.
The then No.14 Utes opened the regular season on August 29 with a street win over in-state rival BYU. Working again Zack Moss carried the Utes to a 30-12 win over the Cougars. He ran the ball 29 instances for 187 yards and a landing.
Quarterback Tyler Huntley was an environment friendly 13/16 throwing the ball for 106 yards. He added Eight carries for 39 yards.
Utah’s protection confirmed its superiority forcing three BYU turnovers together with a pair of interceptions Francis Bernard and Julian Blackmon ran again for TDs.
The Utes had possession for 35:58 in comparison with 24:08 for BYU.
The win was the ninth consecutive for the Utes over the Cougars.
— Kyle Whittingham (@UtahCoachWhitt) August 30, 2019
On October 19, the then No. 13 Utes faced their first ranked opponent of the season within the Arizona State Sun Devils.
The Sun Devils entered the sport with a 5-1 report and victories over ranked groups in Michigan State and California.
Utah’s protection stifled the Solar Devils offense all game long and held ASU to solely 136 whole yards and eight first downs.
Arizona State QB Jayden Daniels was 4/18 passing for 25 yards and an interception.
The Utes overcame a -2 turnover margin and an injury to QB Tyler Huntley to win 21-6.
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— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) October 20, 2019
Zack Moss led Utah with 25 carries for 99 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The working again also led the team in receiving with Three catches for 78 yards.
The Utes recorded their first shutout in convention play since becoming a member of the Pac-12 in 2011 after they hosted the California Bears on October 26.
Then No. 12 Utah jumped out to an early 7-0 lead earlier than scoring three touchdowns within the second quarter to hold a 28-Zero benefit over the Bears at halftime.
A fourth quarter TD run by Zack Moss prolonged the Utes’ lead and gave them a 35-0 win over Cal.
Game ball: @SafetyPride & the Utah Defense!
🏈 First time shutting out a conference opponent since joining the pac-12
🏈 First time Cal has been shut out since 1999 pic.twitter.com/Yn8kiYxmJF
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) October 27, 2019
Huntley, who was injured in Utah’s earlier recreation, began the sport for the Utes and went 11/17 for 214 yards and a landing.
Moss ran the ball 17 times for 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He added Three receptions for 89 yards to led the Utes.
On November 2, the then. No 9 Utes recorded their most vital win of the season in accordance with KSL Sports’ Scott Mitchell and Tom Hackett after they went as much as Seattle and defeated the Washington Huskies.
The Utes and Huskies traded punches to begin the sport. Washington led 14-13 at halftime.
Washington prolonged its result in 21-13 halfway by way of the third quarter earlier than Utah mounted a comeback.
The Utes scored three unanswered touchdowns to take a 33-21 benefit with lower than 5 minutes to play.
Washington responded with a TD with 1:01 left within the recreation but it surely wasn’t sufficient to beat the Utes’ second half burst.
Utah claimed the game in Seattle 33-28.
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) November 6, 2019
QB Tyler Huntley led Utah with 19/24 passing for 284 yards and a landing. He added 6 yards on the bottom and another TD.
Ute RB Zack Moss posted 27 carries for 100 yards and a landing on the bottom. He additionally recorded 5 catches for 41 yards and a landing.
The Huskies had been a thorn in Utah’s aspect for the reason that Utes joined the Pac-12 in 2011. Washington held a 6-1 report in opposition to Utah entering the 2019 matchup.
It was a press release win for Utah and helped propel them a spot in the Pac-12 title recreation.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) December 6, 2019
Utah at the moment doesn’t have a win over a group in the College Football Playoff rankings. It may choose up its first of the season supplied the Utes defeat Oregon within the Pac-12 championship and the Geese stay within the high 25 of the rankings on Sunday, December 8.
The Utes vs. Ducks game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. (MDT) on December 6. It will likely be broadcast on ABC and 700 AM.