2014 Utah Utes football team

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2014 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes logo.svg
Las Vegas Bowl champion
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 21
2014 record9–4 (5–4 Pac-12)
Head coachKyle Whittingham (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorDave Christensen (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorKalani Sitake (6th season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumRice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,807)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 2 Oregon x$^   8 1         13 2  
Stanford   5 4         8 5  
Washington   4 5         8 6  
California   3 6         5 7  
Oregon State   2 7         5 7  
Washington State   2 7         3 9  
South Division
No. 19 Arizona x   7 2         10 4  
No. 10 UCLA   6 3         10 3  
No. 12 Arizona State   6 3         10 3  
No. 20 USC   6 3         9 4  
No. 21 Utah   5 4         9 4  
Colorado   0 9         2 10  
Championship: Oregon 51, Arizona 13
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by tenth year head coach Kyle Whittingham and played their home games in Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 5–4 in Pac-12 play to finish in fifth place in the South Division. They were invited to the Las Vegas Bowl where they defeated Colorado State.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 285:30 p.m.Idaho State*P12NW 56–1445,925[1]
September 61:00 p.m.Fresno State*
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
P12NW 59–2745,864[2]
September 201:30 p.m.at Michigan*ABC/ESPN2W 26–10103,890[3]
September 276:00 p.m.Washington Statedagger
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
P12NL 27–2845,859[4]
October 48:30 p.m.at No. 8 UCLAESPNW 30–2874,329[5]
October 168:00 p.m.at Oregon StateNo. 20P12NW 29–23 2OT40,479[6]
October 258:00 p.m.No. 20 USCNo. 19
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
FS1W 24–2147,619[7]
November 19:00 p.m.at No. 15 Arizona StateNo. 18FS1L 16–19 OT53,754[8]
November 88:00 p.m.No. 5 OregonNo. 20
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPNL 27–5147,528[9]
November 154:00 p.m.at StanfordNo. 25P12NW 20–17 2OT44,635[10]
November 221:30 p.m.No. 15 ArizonaNo. 20
  • Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, UT
ESPNL 10–4245,824[11]
November 2911:00 a.m.at ColoradoNo. 25P12NW 38–3439,155[12]
December 201:30 p.m.vs. Colorado State*No. 23ABCW 45–1033,067
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time
Source: [13]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR RV NR RV NR 24 20 19 18 20 25 20 RV 24 23 21 
Coaches NR NR NR NR RV NR RV 23 19 18 22 RV 21 RV RV 25 20 
CFP Not released 17 17 23 17 25 23 22 Not released

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Utah
Kyle Whittingham Head Coach 10th
Dave Christensen Offensive Coordinator 1st
Kalani Sitake Defensive Coordinator 6th
Dennis Erickson Running Backs/Assistant Coach 2nd
Aaron Roderick Quarterbacks Coach 10th
Jim Harding Offensive Line 1st
Ilaisa Tuiaki Defensive Line 2nd
Morgan Scalley Safeties/Special Time Coordinator 7th
Sharneff Shah Cornerbacks Coach 3rd
Taylor Stubblefield Wide Receivers Coach 1st
Robert Conley Co-Graduate Assistant/Defense 3rd
Joe Dale Co-Graduate Assistant/Defense 1st
Nick Danielson Co-Graduate Assistant/Offense 1st
Sartaj Khan Co-Graduate Assistant/Offense 1st
Doug Elisaia Director of Strength & Conditioning 8th
Jeff Rudy Football Operations Director 8th
Ernest Rimer [14] Football Director of Sport Science 1st
Fred Whittingham Jr Director of Player Personnel 2nd

Game summaries[edit]

Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 0 7 0 14
Utes 14 21 14 7 56

Game officials: Referee - Jack Folliard, Umpire - Douglas Wilson, Head Linesman - Bob Day, Line Judge - Jeff Robinsoni, Side Judge - Aaron Santi, Field Judge - Brad Glenn, Back Judge - Steve Hudson, Head Replay Official - Jim Northcott

Fresno State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 7 13 27
Utes 17 14 14 14 59

Game officials: Referee - Terry Leyden, Umpire - F. Villar, Head Linesman - Rod Ammari, Line Judge - Tim Messuri, Side Judge - Aaron Santi, Field Judge - S. Strimling, Back Judge - Mearl Robinson

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 3 10 7 6 26
Wolverines 3 7 0 0 10

Game officials: Referee - S. Smith, Umpire - S. Woods, Head Linesman - M. Dolce, Line Judge - J. Baur, Side Judge - D. Swanson, Field Judge - J. Clay, Back Judge - T. Ransom

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 7 7 14 28
Utes 21 3 0 3 27

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 7 10 7 6 30
#8 Bruins 0 7 7 14 28

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
#20 Utes 6 0 3 776 29
Beavers 0 6 0 1070 23

USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Trojans 7 7 0 7 21
#19 Utes 7 3 7 7 24

Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
#18 Utes 0 6 10 00 16
#15 Sun Devils 6 7 0 33 19

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Ducks 0 24 3 24 51
#20 Utes 7 3 10 7 27

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
#25 Utes 0 7 0 076 20
Cardinal 7 0 0 073 17

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Wildcats 7 14 0 21 42
#20 Utes 0 7 3 0 10

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 3 13 15 7 38
Buffaloes 7 17 10 0 34

Las Vegas Bowl: Utah vs. Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 10 0 0 0 10
#23 Utes 21 3 7 14 45

Notes[edit]

  • September 1, 2014 – Wide receiver Kaelin Clay is named Pac-12 Conference special teams player of the week[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Idaho State @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. August 28, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Fresno State @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Utah @ Michigan". Stat Broadcast. September 20, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Washington State @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. September 27, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Utah @ UCLA". Stat Broadcast. October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "Utah @ Oregon State". Stat Broadcast. October 16, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  7. ^ "USC @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "Utah @ Arizona State". Stat Broadcast. November 1, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Oregon @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. November 8, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Utah @ Stanford". Stat Broadcast. November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  11. ^ "Arizona @ Utah". Stat Broadcast. November 22, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  12. ^ "Utah @ Colorado". Stat Broadcast. November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  13. ^ "Pac-12 Conference Releases 2014 Football Schedule". University of Utah Department of Athletics. January 8, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  14. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/pub/ernie-rimer/41/a4a/127
  15. ^ Piper, Matthew (September 2, 2014). "Travis Wilson Helps First-Grader in Cancer Fight". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 18, 2014.