2012 Utah Utes football team

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2012 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division South Division
2012 record 5–7 (3–6 Pac-12)
Head coach Kyle Whittingham (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Brian Johnson (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake (4th year)
Base defense 4–3
Captain Dave Kruger
Captain Star Lotulelei
Captain Luke Matthews
Captain John White
Home stadium Rice–Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,017)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
#7 Stanford xy$   8 1         12 2  
#2 Oregon x%   8 1         12 1  
#20 Oregon State   6 3         9 4  
Washington   5 4         7 6  
California   2 7         3 9  
Washington State   1 8         3 9  
South Division
UCLA x   6 3         9 5  
Arizona State   5 4         8 5  
USC   5 4         7 6  
Arizona   4 5         8 5  
Utah   3 6         5 7  
Colorado   1 8         1 11  
Championship: Stanford 27, UCLA 24
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of January 8, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by eighth year head coach Kyle Whittingham and played their home games in Rice–Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were a member of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 5–7, 3–6 in Pac-12 play to finish in fifth place in the South Division.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 5:15 p.m. Northern Colorado* Rice–Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT P12N W 41–0   45,273
September 7 6:00 p.m. at Utah State* Romney StadiumLogan, UT (Battle of the Brothers) ESPN2 L 20–27 OT  25,513
September 15 8:00 p.m. No. 25 BYU*dagger Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT (Holy War) ESPN2 W 24–21   45,653
September 22 8:00 p.m. at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ P12N L 7–37   58,107
October 4 7:00 p.m. No. 13 USC Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN L 28–38   46,037
October 13 1:00 p.m. at UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA FOX L 14–21   66,303
October 20 8:30 p.m. at No. 8 Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR ESPN2 L 7–21   45,769
October 27 7:45 p.m. California Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT P12N W 49–27   45,017
November 3 1:00 p.m. Washington State Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT P12N W 49–6   45,069
November 10 8:30 p.m. at Washington CenturyLink FieldSeattle, WA P12N L 14–34   60,050
November 17 8:00 p.m. Arizona Rice–Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPNU L 24–34   45,031
November 23 1:00 p.m. at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (Rumble in the Rockies) FX W 42–35   46,052
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

[1]

Before the season[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

On February 2, 2012, Brian Johnson was promoted to offensive coordinator of the team.[2]

Game summaries[edit]

Northern Colorado[edit]

Northern Colorado at Utah
1 2 3 4 Total
Northern Colorado Bears 0 0 0 0 0
Utah Utes 0 21 7 13 41
Sources:[3]

Utah leads series: 2 – 0

Utah handily shut out Northern Colorado 41-0 on John White's 119 yards rushing. Quarterback Jordan Wynn shook off an early interception to pass for 200 yards and 19 out of 27 completions. Northern Colorado only combined for 114 yards and never crossed midfield during the game.[4]

Utah State[edit]

Utah at Utah State
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Utes 0 3 10 7 0 20
Aggies 13 0 0 7 7 27
Sources:

Utah leads series: 77 – 28 – 4

BYU[edit]

#25 BYU at Utah
1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Cougars 0 7 0 14 21
Utes 7 0 17 0 24
Sources:[5]

Utah leads series: 55 – 34 – 4


Arizona State[edit]

Utah at Arizona State
1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 0 7 0 0 7
Sun Devils 21 10 3 3 37
Sources:[6]

Utah trails series: 6 – 17

USC[edit]

#13 USC at Utah
1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Trojans 7 17 0 14 38
Utes 14 7 0 7 28
Sources:[7]

Utah trails series: 3 – 7

UCLA[edit]

Utah vs. UCLA at the Rose Bowl
Utah at UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 7 0 0 7 14
Bruins 14 0 7 0 21
Sources:[8]

Utah trails series: 2 – 8

#8 Oregon State[edit]

Utah at #8 Oregon State
1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 0 7 0 0 7
#8 Beavers 7 7 0 7 21
[9]

Utah trails series: 6 – 9 – 1

California[edit]

California at Utah
1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 3 3 7 14 27
Utes 14 14 14 7 49
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 7:52 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 45,017
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), Cloudy, winds NE at 10mph
  • Referee: Terry Leyden
  • TV announcers (Pac-12 Network Rocky Mountain & Bay Area): Ron Pitts and Kelly Stouffer

Utah trails series: 3 – 5

Utah senior running back Reggie Dunn set an NCAA record with two 100-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns.

Washington State[edit]

Washington State at Utah
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 6 6
Utes 14 17 8 10 49
  • Date: November 3
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 1:07 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:03
  • Game attendance: 45,069
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C),Partly Cloudy, winds W at 3mph
  • Referee: Jack Folliard
  • TV announcers (Pac-12 Network): Kevin Calabro, Adam Archuleta, and Yogi Roth

Utah leads series: 6 – 5

Washington[edit]

Utah at Washington
1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 8 0 7 0 15
Huskies 0 14 13 7 34

Utah trails series: 0 – 7

Arizona[edit]

Arizona at Utah
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 14 0 17 34
Utes 0 14 10 0 24
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 8:07 MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:59
  • Game attendance: 45,031
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), Cloudy with Rain, winds ESE 4mph
  • Referee: Land Clark
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Joe Davis and Kelly Stouffer

Utah leads series: 20 – 15 – 2

Colorado[edit]

Utah at Colorado
1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 10 7 3 22 42
Buffaloes 7 7 14 7 35

Utah trails series: 24 – 31 – 3

Roster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pac-12 Releases 2012 Football Schedule". University of Utah Athletics. January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Brian Johnson Named Offensive Coordinator". Official athletic site. 
  3. ^ "Northern Colorado Bears vs Utah Utes (August 30, 2012)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=322430254
  5. ^ "Utah Utes vs. BYU Cougars". CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Utah Utes vs. Arizona State Sundevils". CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Utah Utes vs. USC Trojans". CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Utah Utes vs. UCLA Bruins". CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Utah Utes vs. Oregon State Beavers". CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 20, 2012.