Utah Football Schedule 2016: 5 Keys For The Utes

    How does the Utah football schedule look going into the 2016 season?

    January 23, 2016

    How does the Utah Ute football schedule look going into the 2016 season?

    2016 Utah Utes Football Schedule

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    2016 Utah Utes

    Sept. 1 Southern Utah
    Sept. 10 BYU
    Sept. 17 at San Jose State
    Sept. 23 USC
    Oct. 1 at California
    Oct. 8 Arizona
    Oct. 15 at Oregon State
    Oct. 22 at UCLA
    Oct. 29 Washington
    Nov. 5 OPEN DATE
    Nov. 10 at Arizona State
    Nov. 19 Oregon
    Nov. 26 at Colorado

    Non-Conference Games Southern Utah, BYU, at San Jose State

    Games vs. the North at California, at Oregon State, Washington, Oregon

    5 Keys to the Schedule

    – It’s great that Utah and BYU are waging the Holy War again, and it’ll be a big game for more than just the rivalry aspect. With Southern Utah to start the season, and with a trip to San Jose State to follow, the Utes will likely be 3-0 before starting the Pac-12 season if they can get by the Cougars.

    – As if starting off the conference season against USC wasn’t hard enough, Utah has to go on the road for three of the next four games. Going to Cal and Oregon State isn’t that bad, but the trip to UCLA is going to be rough in late October.

    – The Utes don’t have to play Stanford, and they get two of the tougher North teams – Washington and Oregon – at home. That’s a strong break, and getting two of the road games against relatively easy Pac-12 teams – Oregon State and Colorado – away from Salt Lake City isn’t bad.

    – They have to play three road games in four dates over the second half of the year. There’s a week off before going to Arizona State, but there’s only one home game between October 8 and November 19.

    – WATCH OUT FOR … the trip to San Jose State. It’s a big sandwich game between the rivalry date with BYU and the Pac-12 opener against USC. It’ll be a dangerous focus game.

    2017 Non-Conference Games North Dakota, at BYU, San Jose State

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