2005 Utah Utes football team

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2005 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Emerald Bowl champion
Emerald Bowl, W 38–10 vs. Georgia Tech
Conference Mountain West Conference
2005 record 7–5 (4–4 MW)
Head coach Kyle Whittingham (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig (1st season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Gary Andersen (1st season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,017)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 TCU $   8 0         11 1  
BYU   5 3         6 6  
Colorado State   5 3         6 6  
Utah   4 4         7 5  
New Mexico   4 4         6 5  
San Diego State   4 4         5 7  
Air Force   3 5         4 7  
Wyoming   2 6         4 7  
UNLV   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. This was Kyle Whittingham's first year as head coach after having been promoted from defensive coordinator following the departure of Urban Meyer for Florida. Their 4–4 conference record put them tied for fourth in the conference. The Utes played their homes games in Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Notes
September 2 6:00 PM Arizona* Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT ESPN W 27–24   45,528 [1]
September 10 6:00 PM Utah State* Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City (Battle of the Brothers) KJZZ W 31–7   44,639 [2]
September 15 5:30 PM at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas ESPN L 20–23 OT  25,220 [3]
September 22 5:30 PM Air Force Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City ESPN W 38–35   41,935 [4]
October 1 11:35 AM at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina KJZZ L 17–31   50,000 [5]
October 8 4:30 PM at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, Colorado KJZZ L 17–21   32,713 [6]
October 15 5:00 PM San Diego Statedagger Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City ABC L 19–28   41,341 [7]
October 22 5:00 PM at UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, Nevada ABC W 42–32   19,108 [8]
November 5 1:00 PM Wyoming Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City W 43–13   39,026 [9]
November 12 4:30 PM New Mexico Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City (The Bowl) KJZZ L 27–31   36,746 [10]
November 19 1:00 PM at BYU LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, Utah (The Holy War) ESPN+ W 41–34 OT  64,312 [11]
December 29 2:30 PM vs. No. 24 Georgia Tech* SBC Park • San Francisco (Emerald Bowl) ESPN W 38–10   25,742 [12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches. All times are in Mountain Time Zone.

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After the season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Utah had two players taken in the 2006 NFL Draft:[15]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Spencer Toone Safety 7 245 Tennessee Titans
Quinton Ganther Running back 7 246 Tennessee Titans

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIZONA vs UTAH (Sep 02, 2005)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "UTAH STATE vs UTAH (Sep 10, 2005)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ "UTAH vs TCU (9/15/2005)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ "AIR FORCE vs UTAH (Sep 22, 2005)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  5. ^ "UTAH vs North Carolina (Oct 01, 2005)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  6. ^ "UTAH vs Colorado State (Oct 08, 2005)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  7. ^ "SAN DIEGO STATE vs UTAH (Oct 15, 2005)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  8. ^ "UTAH vs UNLV (Oct 22, 2005)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  9. ^ "WYOMING vs UTAH (Nov 05, 2005)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  10. ^ "New Mexico vs UTAH (Nov 12, 2005 at Salt Lake City, UTAH)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  11. ^ "UTAH vs Brigham Young (Nov 19, 2005)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Georgia Tech vs UTAH (12/29/05)". Utah Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Utah Yearly Results". www.cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. Retrieved May 19, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved October 21, 2009. 
  15. ^ "NFL Draft History 2006". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010.