2022 NCAA Football Conference Championship Weekend: Utah Utes Set To Take On USC In Pac-12 Championship Game




The No. 14 University of Utah Football team is set to defend its title on Friday, Dec. 2 when they take on the No. 6 USC Trojans in Las Vegas, Nev., for the 2022 Pac-12 Championship Game. The game will kick off in Allegiant Stadium at 6 p.m. MT on FOX.

Fans can get behind the scenes views and live updates during all games this season on social media by following the Utes on Twitter (@Utah_Football | @UtahAthletics) and Instagram (@UtahFootball | @UtahAthletics), and by visiting www.UtahUtes.com. Fans can also search #GOUTES and #UBOYZ on social media for conversations about Utah Football.

Utah’s appearance in this week’s Pac-12 Championship game will be its second straight and its fourth in the past five seasons. Utah won the Pac-12 Championship game against Oregon in 2021, beating the Ducks 38-10.

•    With a win, the Utes will have won its second straight Pac-12 title.    
•    Utah won its ninth game of the year at Colorado on Nov. 26, giving the Utes 11 seasons with 9+ wins in the Kyle Whittingham era.    
•    Extending plays is Utah’s specialty this season, ranking eighth in the FBS in third down conversions (.503).          
•    Utah ranks fifth in both sacks allowed and tackles for loss allowed per game in the country.
•    The Utes are averaging 39.4 points per game, ranking 10th nationally.

•    Entering the Pac-12 Championship game, Utah leads the Pac-12 in third down and fourth down defense, first downs defense, passing defense, rushing defense, scoring defense, total defense and time of possession.  
•    Utah is the only team in the Pac-12 that ranks in the top-20 nationally in both scoring offense and defense, ranking 10th and 19th.  
•    In the last three games, Utah has been averaging 67.3 yards per scoring drive while averaging 51.4 in the previous nine games.
•    Utah is averaging 26.4 first downs per game while holding opponents to 15.5, ranking fourth in first down offense and 11th in first downs defense in the FBS.    
•    Utah is 24-15 in games when ranked in the CFP poll since the CFP’s inception in 2014.
•    Utah is bowl eligible for the 14th time in the Whittingham era.
•    Utah has nine consecutive years of winning seasons, including 2022, dating back to 2014. The Utes have finished with a winning season in 16 of Whittingham’s 18 years as head coach.
•    Utah has sold out Rice-Eccles Stadium in 76 consecutive games, dating back to the 2010 season opener. Utah set a new season attendance record in 2022, bringing in 52,057 per game.


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