1964 Utah Utes football team

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1964 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
WAC co-champion
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1964 record 9–2 (3–1 WAC)
Head coach Ray Nagel (7th year)
Home stadium Ute Stadium (30,000)
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
New Mexico + 3 1 0     9 2 0
Utah + 3 1 0     9 2 0
Arizona + 3 1 0     6 3 1
Wyoming 2 2 0     6 2 2
Arizona State 0 2 0     8 2 0
BYU 0 4 0     3 6 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 1964 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Salt Lake City at Ute Stadium.

Under seventh-year head coach Ray Nagel, the Utes were 8–2 in the regular season and 3–1 in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and were co-champions. Led by quarterback Pokey Allen, running back Ron Coleman, and receiver Roy Jefferson, Utah defeated West Virginia 32–6 in the Liberty Bowl, played indoors in New Jersey at the Atlantic City convention center, and finished with a 9–2 record.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site TV Result
September 19 New Mexico Ute StadiumSalt Lake City, Utah (The Bowl) W 16–0  
September 26 at Missouri* Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri L 6–23  
October 3 Idaho* Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah W 22–0  
October 10 at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, Wyoming L 13–14  
October 17 at Colorado State* Colorado FieldFort Collins, Colorado W 13–3  
October 24 Arizona Statedagger Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah W 16–3  
October 31 at Texas Western* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, Texas W 41–0  
November 7 BYU Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah (Holy War) W 47–13  
November 14 at California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California W 14–0  
November 21 Utah State* Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah (Battle of the Brothers) W 14–6  
December 19 vs. West Virginia* Atlantic City Convention HallAtlantic City, New Jersey (Liberty Bowl) ABC W 32–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Source:[3]

After the season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Four players were selected in the 1965 NFL Draft.[4]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Roy Jefferson Wide receiver 2 18 Pittsburgh Steelers
Gregg Kent Tackle 7 92 Detroit Lions
Frank Roy Guard 7 96 St. Louis Cardinals
Frank Andruski Running back 14 184 San Francisco 49ers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Hack (December 19, 1964). "Utes scalp West Virginia, 32-6 in Liberty Bowl". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. 1A. 
  2. ^ "Liberty Bowl won by Utah". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. December 19, 1964. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "1964 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  4. ^ "1965 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-08-11.