In today’s world, football is a sport that has no boundaries. It’s a game of dedication, passion and most importantly, hard work. The Utah Utes Football team has had many achievements in the past and are now looking to make their mark as PAC-12 Conference Champions for the years 2022 as well. The Utes have had many playoff runs in the past, winning the PAC-12 Conference Championship Title 5 times in their history. Now it’s time for them to keep up with tradition and win it again before we say goodbye to this great generation of talented football players who have come and gone. On Friday October 12th at 7pm against the USC Trojans, they have an opportunity to make that happen.
The Utah Utes football team has always been one of the most successful teams in the PAC-12 conference. They won their first championship in 1922. Utah Utes are PAC-12 Football Conference Champions
BYU Cougars were the first ever football conference champions in 1922 and then again in 1923. After that, the conference was known for its rivalry between Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks. The winner of their head-to-head matchups won the conference. When Oregon changed conferences to Pac 12, it began to see a revival of their rivalry with USC Trojans, who replaced them as #1 team in the conference.
In 1922, Oregon’s freshman quarterback Jay Sherrill led them to a Pacific Coast championship by defeating rivals Washington Huskies by a score of 28-0 at Multnomah Stadium. In 1973, USC beat Ohio State at the Rose Bowl 27-17 and became PAC-8 Conference Champions after they joined Pac 8 in 1978 when it changed to Pac 10. Oregon Ducks became PAC-10 Conference Champion when they beat UCLA Bruins 24–10 on December 2nd 1990 for their first title since 1958 under coach Rich.