SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The 2020 Utah football schedule was released on Thursday. The two-time defending South Division champion Utes will play six home games at Rice-Eccles Stadium including four against Pac-12 opponents. Utah has sold out 64 consecutive home games dating back to the start of the 2010 season. Times and television assignments for all games will be announced at a later date.
Utah’s nine Pac-12 conference games follow the three previously announced non-conference games to form the 12-game regular season schedule announced today. The Utes will open the season at home for the 11th time in the past 12 seasons with BYU visiting Rice-Eccles Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 3, followed by a Sept. 12 home date with Montana State before a Sept. 19 trip to play Wyoming in Laramie.
The Pac-12 opener comes on the road Sept. 26 at California, followed by a Friday night home game vs. USC on Oct. 2. A road contest at Washington State Oct. 10 is followed by a home game vs. Washington Oct. 17 before the lone open date on the 2020 schedule.
Following the bye, Utah resumes play on Thursday, Oct. 29 at UCLA, followed by back-to-back home dates with Arizona (Nov. 7) and Oregon State (Nov. 14). The Utes close Pac-12 regular season play on the road, traveling first to Arizona State (Nov. 21) and then to Colorado (Nov. 28). The Pac-12 Football Championship Game is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The 2020 Utes return seven starters from 2019 on offense, including second-team All-Pac-12 tight end Brant Kuithe and honorable mention offensive linemen Nick Ford, Simi Moala and Orlando Umana. The group is bolstered also by the return of junior wide receiver and all-conference return man Britain Covey who redshirted after playing the first four games of 2019. The defense returns its leading tackler, honorable mention All-Pac-12 linebacker Devin Lloyd, along with starting defensive end Mika Tafua and host of experienced defensive linemen who were part of the regular rotation in 2019.
2020 Utah Football Schedule
|Sept. 3 (Thur.)||BYU||Salt Lake City|
|Sept. 12||Montana State||Salt Lake City|
|Sept. 19||at Wyoming||Laramie, Wyo.|
|Sept. 26||at California||Berkeley, Calif.|
|Oct. 2 (Fri.)||USC||Salt Lake City|
|Oct. 10||at Washington State||Pullman, Wash.|
|Oct. 17||Washington||Salt Lake City|
|Oct. 29 (Thu.)||at UCLA||Pasadena, Calif.|
|Nov. 7||Arizona||Salt Lake City|
|Nov. 14||Oregon State||Salt Lake City|
|Nov. 21||at Arizona State||Tempe, Ariz.|
|Nov. 28||at Colorado||Boulder, Colo.|