1993 Utah Utes football team

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1993 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Freedom Bowl vs. USC, L, 21–28
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1993 record 7–6 (5–3 WAC)
Head coach Ron McBride
Offensive coordinator Rick Rasnick
Defensive coordinator Fred Whittingham
Home stadium Rice Stadium (32,500)
Seasons
« 1992 1994 »
1993 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State § 6 2 0     8 4 0
Wyoming § 6 2 0     8 4 0
BYU § 6 2 0     6 6 0
Utah 5 3 0     7 6 0
Colorado State 5 3 0     5 6 0
New Mexico 4 4 0     6 5 0
San Diego State 4 4 0     6 6 0
Hawaii 3 5 0     6 6 0
Air Force 1 7 0     4 8 0
UTEP 0 8 0     1 11 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

In 1993, the Utes went to a bowl game for the second season in a row. This time it was the 1993 Freedom Bowl where they lost, 28–21, to the USC Trojans. This season also marked a change in the Utah-BYU rivalry, dubbed the Holy War. The Utes won this game 34–31 at BYU's stadium, the first win in the series since 1988, and the first time they had beaten BYU on the road since 1971.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 8:00 PM at Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ KUTV L 0–38   48,809[1]
September 11 7:00 PM Utah State* Rice StadiumSalt Lake City, UT (Battle of the Brothers) W 31–29   30,797[1]
September 18 12:00 PM at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS KUTV W 41–16   34,000[1]
September 25 7:30 PM at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY L 12–28   17,307[1]
October 2 7:00 PM Idaho* Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT L 17–28   25,326[1]
October 9 7:00 PM New Mexico Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT (The Bowl) L 35–42   23,062[1]
October 16 7:00 PM at UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX KUTV W 45–29   33,639[1]
October 23 12:00 PM Colorado State Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT W 38–21   21,097[1]
October 30 12:00 PM San Diego Statedagger Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT W 45–41   23,025[1]
November 6 10:00 PM at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI KUTV L 30–41   39,279[1]
November 13 11:30 AM Air Force Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT KUTV W 41–24   20,811[1]
November 20 12:00 PM at BYU Cougar StadiumProvo, UT (Holy War) KSL W 34–31   65,894[1]
December 30 7:00 PM vs. USC* Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Freedom Bowl) ESPN L 21–28   43,150[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

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After the season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Two players went in the 1994 NFL Draft, including future pro bowler Jamal Anderson.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Kurt Haws Tight End 4 105 Washington Redskins
Jamal Anderson Running Back 7 201 Atlanta Falcons

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "1994 Utah Football Media Guide: 1993 Statistics". University of Utah Athletic Department. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ute Record Book". University of Utah. Retrieved October 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ "1993 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 12, 2009.