The 2014 Utah Utes found a way to win nine games despite playing in one of the toughest subdivision in college football. Utah went 3-2 against its Pac-12 South opponents with notable victories at UCLA and at home against USC. Utah also finished its season on a high-note by routing the Colorado State Rams, 45-10 in the Las Vegas Bowl. Running back Devontae Booker rushed for 162 yards and one touchdown while dual-threat quarterback Travis Wilson rushed for 91 yards and three touchdowns. Booker, who will return for the 2015 season, was one of the best running backs in the Pac-12. Booker rushed for 1,512 yards and ten touchdowns while averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Utah did not have a dominant receiver as senior Kaelin Clay led the team with 523 yards and four touchdowns. Five players, including Clay, have been invited the 2015 NFL Combine. Of note, left tackle Jeremiah Poutasi has already earned rave reviews from the scouting community with some comparing him to San Francisco 49ers guard, Mike Iupati. Outside linebacker, Nate Orchard, who earned 18.5 sacks last season and was an All-American selection, is also generating a lot of pre-draft buzz.
Entering the 2015 season, Utah’s offense will continue to ride the tandem of Wilson and Booker. The losses of Poutasi and Orchard will be difficult to overcome. According to some scouting publications, Utah does not have a strong incoming class of recruits. Athlete Corey Butler, who is the 2nd-highest ranked athlete of the class, is Utah’s only notable recruit. While some of its Pac-12 foes have lost their quarterbacks, the Pac-12 will be highly competitive and expectations are once again high for Utah.
The current average price for 2015 Utah football tickets is $189.99 on the secondary market. The most expansive home game will come for the home opener on September 3 against Michigan. Currently Michigan vs Utah tickets have an average price of $455.14 and a get-in price of $186.
An overview of Utah’s 2015 football schedule, which includes home games against Michigan and Arizona State, is presented below: