Utah Utes Football stories in the SI Vault

Cactus Jack And His Kokomos By Tex Maule, October 28, 1957 Utah's Coach Curtice, with a wild and wonderful offense, has revolutionized football in the air-minded Skyline Conference.

Wild, Wild Wac By S.L. Price, October 31, 1994 In a battle of unbeatens, Utah whacked Colorado State in a typical topsy-turvy affair.

Wild Out West By Kelley King, November 01, 2004 Running mad in Urban Meyer's radical spread-option attack, Utah is stalking an unbeaten season -- and putting another scare into the powers behind the BCS.

A Wing And A Prayer By Kelley King, December 27, 2004 Thanks to his perseverance and sterling right arm, junior QB Alex Smith of surprising Utah is SI's Player of the Year.

Why Not Us? By Phil Taylor, January 12, 2009 One-loss USC and undefeated Utah both made their case to be included in the national-title talk, and proved beyond a doubt that a playoff is more needed than ever.

Utah's Whittingham Claims Top Spot In Non-BCS Coaching Rankings By Tom Dienhart, April 14, 2009 Utah's Kyle Whittingham earned the "King of the Little Guys" title by leading his 2008 team to perhaps the greatest performance by a non-"Big Six" team in the BCS era. Whittingham's Utes posted a 13-0 record punctuated by a victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

2009 Utah Utes Preview By Gene Menez, August 17, 2009 A BCS repeat? First the Utes have to pick a quarterback to run their spread attack. Original BCS-Buster Utah Finally Has A Place At The Grown-Up Table By Andy Staples, June 18, 2010 Utah athletic director Chris Hill grabbed a quick workout Thursday in the Utes' football facility. As he watched the football players train, his program's new reality came into sharper focus.

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