2016 Utah Utes football team

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2016 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes logo.svg
Foster Farms Bowl champion
Foster Farms Bowl, W 26–24 vs. Indiana
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division South Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 21
AP No. 23
2016 record 9–4 (5–4 Pac-12)
Head coach Kyle Whittingham (12th season)
Co-offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinator Jim Harding (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley (1st season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium
(Capacity: 45,807)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 4 Washington x$^   8 1         12 2  
Washington State   7 2         8 5  
No. 12 Stanford   6 3         10 3  
California   3 6         5 7  
Oregon State   3 6         4 8  
Oregon   2 7         4 8  
South Division
No. 17 Colorado x   8 1         10 4  
No. 3 USC   7 2         10 3  
No. 23 Utah   5 4         9 4  
Arizona State   2 7         5 7  
UCLA   2 7         4 8  
Arizona   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Washington 41, Colorado 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by twelfth 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 third place in the South Division. They were invited to the Foster Farms where they defeated Indiana.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 p.m. Southern Utah* Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT P12N W 24–0   45,945
September 10 5:30 p.m. BYU* Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT (Holy War/Beehive Boot) FOX W 20–19   46,915
September 17 8:30 p.m. at San Jose State* CEFCU StadiumSan Jose, CA CBSSN W 34–17   16,041
September 23 7:30 p.m. USC No. 24 Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT FS1 W 31–27   46,133
October 1 4:00 p.m. at California No. 18 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA P12N L 23–28   46,618
October 8 8:00 p.m. Arizonadagger No. 24 Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT FS1 W 36–23   45,917
October 15 2:00 p.m. at Oregon State No. 21 Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR P12N W 19–14   32,093
October 22 2:00 p.m. at UCLA No. 19 Rose BowlPasadena, CA FOX W 52–45   66,243
October 29 1:30 p.m. No. 4 Washington No. 17 Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT FS1 L 24–31   47,801
November 10 7:30 p.m. at Arizona State No. 13 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ FS1 W 49–26   48,220
November 19 3:00 p.m. Oregon No. 11 Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT P12N L 28–30   46,327
November 26 5:30 p.m. at No. 9 Colorado No. 21 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (Rumble in the Rockies) FOX L 22–27   52,301
December 28 6:30 p.m. vs. Indiana* Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA (Foster Farms Bowl) FOX W 26–24   27,608
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. College GameDay. All times are in Mountain Time.
Source: [1]

Roster[edit]

2016 Utah Utes Football

Quarterback

  •  1 Tyler Huntley - Freshman (6'1, 190)
  •  3 Troy Williams - Junior (6'2, 200)
  • 12 A.J. Cecil - Sophomore (6'1, 190)
  • 14 Andrew Lisk - Freshman (6'1, 202)
  • 15 Logan Bateman - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 190)

Tailback

  •  2 Zack Moss - Freshman (5'10, 206)
  •  4 Troy McCormick - Redshirt Junior (5'9, 178)
  •  7 Devonta'e Henry-Cole - Freshman (5'8, 168)
  • 23 Armand Shyne - Sophomore (5'11, 214)
  • 27 Marcel Manalo - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 220)
  • 28 Joe Williams - Senior (5'11, 205)
  • 30 James Gray - Sophomore (5'9, 174)
  • 32 Ty Murrell - Freshman (5'8, 175)
  • 35 Jordan Howard - Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 209)
  • Mason Woodward - Sophomore (5'9, 211)
  • Quinn Meier - Freshman (5'11, 175)

Wide Receiver

  •  6 Kyle Fulks - Redshirt Junior (5'9, 178)
  •  8 Alec Dana - Sophomore (6'2, 186)
  • 10 Riley Richmond - Sophomore (5'7, 169)
  • 11 Raelon Singleton - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 210)
  • 12 Tim Patrick - Senior (6'2, 210)
  • 13 Monte Seabrook - Junior (5'11, 184)
  • 16 Cory Butler-Byrd - Senior (5'10, 180)
  • 17 Demari Simpkins - Freshman (5'10, 184)
  • 19 Tyler Cooperwood - Senior (5'9, 163)
  • 20 Lahi Kautai - Sophomore (5'8, 195)
  • 21 Tyrone Smith - Sophomore (6'4, 205)
  • 24 Kenric Young - Junior (6'1, 189)
  • 26 Terrell Burgess - Freshman (6'0, 182)
  • 29 Gage Cook - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 192)
  • 47 Caleb Repp - Sophomore (6'5, 210)
  • 80 Siaosi Wilson - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 195)
  • 81 Dimitri Salido - Senior (6'0, 195)
  • 83 Jameson Field - Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 185)
  • 84 Dakota Baker - Freshman (6'2, 175)
  • 85 Andrew Santiago - Redshirt Senior (6'0, 195)

Tight End

  • 13 Bapa Falemaka - Freshman (6'3, 239)
  • 18 Evan Moeai - Redshirt Senior (6'2, 230)
  • 46 Tyler Bell - Redshirt Junior (6'4, 231)
  • 82 Ken Hampel - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 250)
  • 86 Wallace Gonzalez - Redshirt Sophomore (6'5, 255)
  • 87 Siale Fakailoatonga - Senior (6'4, 255)
  • 88 Harrison Handley - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 250)
  • 89 Chad Hekking - Freshman (6'4, 240)
  • 95 Trace Hobbs - Freshman
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 52 Sam Tevi - Senior (6'6, 305)
  • 53 Tucker Scott - Freshman (6'4, 288)
  • 54 Isaac Asiata - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 323)
  • 62 Aaron Amaana - Sophomore (6'1, 332)
  • 65 Paul Toala - Sophomore (6'4, 324)
  • 66 Kyle Lanterman - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 280)
  • 67 Nick Carman - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 290)
  • 68 J.J. Dielman - Redshirt Senior (6'5, 300)
  • 69 Lo Falemaka - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 300)
  • 70 Jackson Barton - Redshirt Sophomore (6'7, 310)
  • 71 Daniel Heller - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 290)
  • 72 Garett Bolles - Junior (6'6, 296)
  • 73 Johnny Capra - Redshirt Freshman (6'6, 300)
  • 74 Salesi Uhatafe - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 315)
  • 75 Nick Nowakowski - Redshirt Senior (6'1, 295)
  • 76 Scott Peck - Freshman (6'6, 310)
  • 77 Darrin Paulo - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 310)
  • 78 Jake Grant - Freshman (6'3, 290)
  • 79 Keven Dixon - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 277)

Defensive Tackle

  • 41 Hauati Pututau - Freshman (6'4, 265)
  • 45 Filipo Mokofisi - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 278)
  • 53 Alani Havili-Katoa - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 290)
  • 58 Vaha Vainuku - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 290)
  • 59 Pasoni Tasini - Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 64 Mark Kruger - Freshman (6'2, 295)
  • 90 Pitta Tonga - Freshman (6'3, 250)
  • 93 Lowell Lotulelei - Junior (6'2, 310)
  • 99 Leki Fotu - Freshman (6'5, 276)

Defensive End

  •  8 Chris Hart - Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 245)
  • 11 Kylie Fitts - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 40 Kendall Huey - Junior (6'3, 295)
  • 49 Hunter Dimick - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 50 Pita Taumoepenu - Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 52 Hayden Clegg - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 295)
  • 56 Bradlee Anae - Freshman (6'3, 229)
  • 92 Maxs Tupai - Freshman (6'2, 245)
  • 96 Nick Heninger - Freshman (6'2, 229)
  • Trevor Horlacher - Freshman

Punter

 

Linebacker

  •  3 Donavan Thompson - Freshman (5'10, 214)
  •  9 Davir Hamilton - Freshman (6'3, 208)
  • 10 Sunia Tauteoli - Junior (6'0, 220)
  • 30 Cody Barton - Sophomore (6'2, 232)
  • 31 Evan Eggiman - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 215)
  • 32 Sharrieff Shah Jr. - Redshirt Senior (6'1, 225)
  • 34 Alex Whittingham - Redshirt Junior (5'10, 208)
  • 37 Christian Drews - Junior (6'1, 230)
  • 38 Sam Whittingham - Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 210)
  • 42 Marcus Sanders-Williams - Senior (5'11, 236)
  • 44 Jake Jackson - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 230)
  • 48 Gerrit Choate - Freshman (5'11, 225)
  • 55 David Luafatasaga - Freshman (6'4, 232)
  • 57 Justin Tatola - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 211)

Defensive Back

  •  1 Boobie Hobbs - Junior (5'10, 180)
  •  2 Philip Afia - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 195)
  •  5 Tavaris Williams - Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 185)
  •  6 Tyson Cisrow - Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 190)
  •  7 Andre Godfrey - Junior (5'10, 191)
  • 10 Jason Thompson - Redshirt Senior (6'2, 208)
  • 12 Justin Thomas - Redshirt Senior (5'8, 180)
  • 13 Jordan Fogal - Junior (5'10, 186)
  • 14 Brian Allen - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 205)
  • 15 Dominique Hatfield - Senior (5'10, 175)
  • 17 Conner Charles - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 175)
  • 18 Nygel King - Freshman (6'0, 169)
  • 20 Marcus Williams - Junior (6'1, 195)
  • 22 Chasen Hansen - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 212) (+QB)
  • 23 Julian Blackmon - Freshman (6'1, 180)
  • 25 Casey Hughes - Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 195)
  • 27 Nick Mika - Sophomore (6'2, 190)
  • 29 Reginald Porter - Redshirt Senior (5'11, 185)
  • 33 Damian Greene - Redshirt Junior (5'8, 182)
  • 35 Samson Nacua - Freshman (6'3, 182)
  • 36 MacKay Dunn - Sophomore (5'10, 172)
  • 43 Tyson Doman - Freshman (6'0, 192)
  • 46 Connor Haller - Freshman
  • Duressa Goesse - Sophomore

Kicker

  • 39 Andy Phillips - Redshirt Senior (5'10, 210)
  • 63 John Aloma - Freshman
  • 92 Hayes Hicken - Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 185)

Long Snappers

  • 94 Chase Dominguez - Senior (6'5, 240)

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 Final 
AP RV RV RV 24 18 24 21 19 17 16 13 11 21 RV RV 23 
Coaches RV RV RV 23 18 24 21 18 16 16 12 11 20 24 23 21 
CFP Not released 16 15 12 22 20 19 Not released

Game summaries[edit]

Southern Utah[edit]

Southern Utah at Utah
1 234Total
Thunderbirds 0 000 0
Utes 3 1407 24
  • Date: September 1
  • Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 6:07 MDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 45,945
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), Partly cloudy, winds S 11 mph
  • Referee: Land Clark • Umpire: Matt Jordan • Linesman: Bob Day • Line judge: Jeff Robinson • Back judge: Justin Nelson • Field judge: John Morton • Side judge: Bernie Hulscher • Center judge: John Love
  • TV announcers (P12): Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron, Lewis Johnson
Sources:[2]
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Game Stats:

  • Passing: SUU: McCoy Hill 6-12-0--42, Tannon Pedersen 0-6-1--0; Utah: Troy Williams 20-35-0--272, Tyler Huntley 3-4-0--26.
  • Rushing: SUU: Malik Brown 10-49, Ty Rutledge 1-33, Hill 8-26, Raysean Pringle 5-13, James Felila 3-9, Isaiah Diego-Wi 1-0, Pedersen 4-(-14); Utah: Troy McCormick 12-55, Joe Williams 12-49, Armand Shyne 8-19, T. Williams 5-15.
  • Receiving: SUU: Mike Sharp 1-14, Steven Wroblews 1-12, Rutledge 1-9, Logan Parker 1-6, Felila 1-4, Pringle 1-(-3); Utah: Tim Patrick 5-105, Rae Singleton 2-56, Troy McCormick 3-55, Tyrone Smith 3-31, Evan Moeai 1-18, Walla Gonzales 1-11, Demari Simpkins 1-8, Siaosi Wilkins 1-8, Terrell Burgess 1-7, Kyle Fulks 2-1, Joe Williams 3-(-2)
  • Interceptions: Utah: Marcus Williams 1-0.

BYU[edit]

BYU at Utah
1 234Total
Cougars 6 706 19
Utes 7 733 20
  • Date: September 10
  • Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 5:36 MDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:47
  • Game attendance: 46,915
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), Sunny, winds WSW 7 mph
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Frank LeBlanc • Back judge: Brian Ernest • Field judge: Jason Ledet • Side judge: Gene Semko • Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Shannon Spake
Sources:[3]
Overall record Last meeting Result
55–31–4 2015 Las Vegas Bowl Utah, 35–28

Game Stats:

  • Passing: BYU: Taysom Hill 21-39-3--176, Mitch Juergens 1-1-0--9, Team 0-1-0--0; Utah: Troy Williams 14-23-3--194.
  • Rushing: BYU: Hill 13-87, Jamaal Williams 12-58, Brayden El-Bakri 1-1, Algernon Brown 1-(-3); Utah: Troy McCormick 10-62, Zack Moss 12-58, Joe Williams 10-26, Troy Williams 7-13, Kyle Fulks 2-11, Team 1-(-1).
  • Receiving: BYU: Juergens 8-52, Nick Kurtz 3-35, Moroni Laulu-Pututau 3-31, Jonah Trinnaman 2-27, Colby Pearson 2-10, Williams 1-10, Corbin Kaufusi 1-9, Aleva Hifo 1-7, Ului Lapuaho 1-4; Utah: Tyrone Smith 2-60, Tim Patrick 3-59, Rae Singleton 2-23, Evan Moeai 2-21, Harris Handley 2-21, Demari Simpkins 2-6, Joe Williams 1-4.
  • Interceptions: BYU: Kai Nacua 2-0, Francis Bernard 1-0; Utah: Sunia Tauteoli 2-41, Reginald Porter 1-1.

at San Jose State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 6 14 7 7 34
Spartans 3 7 0 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 2010 UTAH, 56–3

USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 7 10 7 3 27
#24 Utes 7 3 7 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–10 2015 USC, 42–24

at California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Utes 0 10 7 6 23
Golden Bears 14 0 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2015 UTAH, 30–24

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 7 0 9 23
#24 Utes 3 9 17 7 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–19–2 2015 ARIZ, 37–30

at Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Utes 9 3 0 7 19
Beavers 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–11–1 2015 UTAH, 27–12

at UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Utes 14 13 18 7 52
Bruins 21 0 14 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–11 2015 UCLA, 17–9

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Huskies 7 7 7 10 31
#17 Utes 0 10 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–8 2015 UTAH, 34–23

at Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Utes 0 21 7 21 49
Sun Devils 13 7 6 0 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–20 2015 UTAH, 34–18

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ducks 3 0 7 20 30
#11 Utes 7 0 7 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–20 2015 UTAH, 62–20

at Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Utes 7 0 6 9 22
#9 Buffaloes 7 6 7 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–31–3 2015 UTAH, 20–14

vs. Indiana (Foster Farms Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 7 10 0 7 24
Utes 10 7 6 3 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2002 UTAH, 40–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Utah Utes Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Southern Utah at Utah". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 
  3. ^ "BYU at Utah". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2016-09-10.