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Football is back but for real this time. After a funky and almost not real 2020 season, the Utes will kick off what should be a normal 2021 season. They take the field against Weber State to open the season at a newly expanded Rice-Eccles Stadium. Behind Charlie Brewer the Utah offense will attempt to get a quick jump on the Wildcats and attempt to flex their muscle. The question going into this game is the health and stability of the offensive line, which gives me a bit of heartburn. Coach Whitt did say in his presser that the group is deep and ready to play, but it does seem to be a bit of a mix-match unit. On defense, the Utes return pretty much everybody and have added some depth with the additions from the transfer portal. I think everyone will be watching Devin Lloyd to see how he leads this offense, and if they can stifle an experienced FCS team used to winning.

Here’s how you’ll be able to watch the game.

Kick: 5:30pm
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Radio: ESPN700
Streaming: Pac-12 Live (app and online)

Here are some notes from the press release for the week to get ready for the game.

NUMBERS TALK

  • Utah’s game against Weber State on Sept. 2 will mark the third time the two programs have opened a season against each other (2018, 1984).
  • With a win, the Utes will have 12 victories in the Whittingham era when opening a season at home (currently 11-1).
  • Utah has outscored Weber State 230-61 in series history.
  • Utah scored 70 points against Weber State in 2013, the first time the Utes had hit the 70-point mark since 1930 (vs. Wyoming, 72-0).
  • With a win against Weber State, Whittingham will have won 220 career games at Utah.

QUICK HITS

  • Utah is 76-50-1 all-time in season openers with just two season-opening losses in the last 14 seasons.
  • Utah is 26-1 in regular-season non-conference games since joining the Pac-12 in 2011. Utah’s last regular-season non-conference loss was in overtime at Utah State in 2012.
  • The Utes are 55-12-2 all-time against the Big Sky Conference.
  • Utah has seven consecutive years of winning seasons, dating back to 2014. The Utes have finished with a winning season in 14 of Whittingham’s 16 years as head coach.
  • Utah has sold out Rice-Eccles Stadium in 63 consecutive games, dating back to the 2010 season opener. Utah increased its attendance from 45,807 to 51,444 in 2021 after the south end zone expansion of the Ken Garff Red Zone.
  • The last time Utah had fans in the stands at RES was Nov. 30, 2019 with 46,879 cheering the Utes on to a 45-15 victory to clinch the Pac-12 South title. It ranks as the ninth biggest crowd in RES history.
  • Utah was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 South Division with the Utes leading all teams with five first-team preseason All-Pac-12 picks (Nick Ford, OL; Devin Lloyd, LB; Mika Tafua, DE; Jadon Redding, PK; Britain Covey, RS).
  • Utah ranks No. 24 in the preseason AP Poll and is receiving the most votes in the coaches poll. The Utes have either been ranked or received votes in the last seven AP preseason polls, finishing the year ranked or receiving votes in four of those years.

NUMBERS TALK

  • Utah’s game against Weber State on Sept. 2 will mark the third time the two programs have opened a season against each other (2018, 1984).
  • With a win, the Utes will have 12 victories in the Whittingham era when opening a season at home (currently 11-1).
  • Utah has outscored Weber State 230-61 in series history.
  • Utah scored 70 points against Weber State in 2013, the first time the Utes had hit the 70-point mark since 1930 (vs. Wyoming, 72-0).
  • With a win against Weber State, Whittingham will have won 220 career games at Utah.

QUICK HITS

  • Utah is 76-50-1 all-time in season openers with just two season-opening losses in the last 14 seasons.
  • Utah is 26-1 in regular-season non-conference games since joining the Pac-12 in 2011. Utah’s last regular-season non-conference loss was in overtime at Utah State in 2012.
  • The Utes are 55-12-2 all-time against the Big Sky Conference.
  • Utah has seven consecutive years of winning seasons, dating back to 2014. The Utes have finished with a winning season in 14 of Whittingham’s 16 years as head coach.
  • Utah has sold out Rice-Eccles Stadium in 63 consecutive games, dating back to the 2010 season opener. Utah increased its attendance from 45,807 to 51,444 in 2021 after the south end zone expansion of the Ken Garff Red Zone.
  • The last time Utah had fans in the stands at RES was Nov. 30, 2019 with 46,879 cheering the Utes on to a 45-15 victory to clinch the Pac-12 South title. It ranks as the ninth biggest crowd in RES history.
  • Utah was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 South Division with the Utes leading all teams with five first-team preseason All-Pac-12 picks (Nick Ford, OL; Devin Lloyd, LB; Mika Tafua, DE; Jadon Redding, PK; Britain Covey, RS).
  • Utah ranks No. 24 in the preseason AP Poll and is receiving the most votes in the coaches poll. The Utes have either been ranked or received votes in the last seven AP preseason polls, finishing the year ranked or receiving votes in four of those years.