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Utah Utes season in review

Sept. 2

Utah 27, Arizona 24

BOTTOM LINE: Quinton Ganther leads the way with 127 yards rushing as the Utes make Kyle Whittingham's head coaching debut a success.

Sept. 10

Utah State at Utah

6 p.m., KJZZ

Last week:


Utah State Nicholls State

BOTTOM LINE: The Aggies open the coach Brent Guy era a week later than expected after Hurricane Katrina keeps Nicholls State from making it to Logan.

Sept. 15

Utah at TCU

5:30 p.m., ESPN

Last week:

TCU 17, Oklahoma 10

BOTTOM LINE: Fresh off an upset at No. 7 Oklahoma on Saturday, the Horned Frogs (1-0) venture across the Metroplex to face Southern Methodist this week.

Sept. 22

Air Force at Utah

5:30 p.m., ESPN

Last week:

Air Force 20, Washington 17

BOTTOM LINE: The Falcons (1-0) are flying high after prevailing in Seattle. On Saturday, they'll open MWC play at home against San Diego State.

Oct. 1

Utah at No. Carolina


Last week:


BOTTOM LINE: The Tar Heels (0-0) open their season with an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Georgia Tech on Saturday. They'll host Wisconsin on Sept. 17.

Oct. 8

Utah at Colorado St.

4:30 p.m., KJZZ

Last week:

Colorado 31, Colorado St. 28

BOTTOM LINE: The Rams (0-1) follow a heartbreaking loss in Boulder with a trip to Minnesota. CSU is just 6-11 since winning three straight in 2003.

Oct. 15

San Diego St. at Utah


Last week:

UCLA 44, San Diego St. 21

BOTTOM LINE: The Aztecs (0-1) appear destined for an 0-3 start. Mountain West opener at Air Force is followed by a visit to national power Ohio State.

Oct. 22

Utah at UNLV


Last week:

UNLV at New Mexico — today

BOTTOM LINE: Former Utah offensive coordinator makes his head coaching debut in Albuquerque against the Lobos. Rebels will then face 3 WAC teams.

Nov. 5

Wyoming. at Utah


Last week:

Florida 32, Wyoming 14

BOTTOM LINE: The Cowboys (0-1) made things look fairly respectable in Urban Meyer's first game at Florida. They'll play host to Louisiana-Monroe this week.

Nov. 12

New Mexico at Utah



UNLV at New Mexico

BOTTOM LINE: The Lobos will play twice in five days—traveling to Missouri after hosting UNLV in season's first Mountain West Conference game today.

Nov. 19

Utah at BYU


Last week:

Boston College 20, BYU 3

BOTTOM LINE: Rise and shout the Cougars' offense is out. It should be back, however, with Div. I-AA Eastern Illinois visiting Provo. Touchdowns are expected.