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North Dakota Fighting Hawks head coach Bubba Schweigert walks onto the field before an NCAA football game against Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — After an offseason that brought a number of significant changes, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, the Utah Utes will begin their 2017 campaign Thursday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

With a new offense under the direction of offensive coordinator Troy Taylor and with sophomore signal caller Tyler Huntley leading the action on the field, the Utes will be looking to be more explosive while once again having a stout defense.

The Fighting Hawks enter the game having been picked to win the Big Sky Conference this season.

Follow along with us as the game unfolds.


Game info


North Dakota (0-0, 0-0) at No. 25 Utah (0-0, 0-0)

Kickoff: THURSDAY, 5:30 p.m. MT

Rice-Eccles Stadium (45,807)

FieldTurf

TV: Pac-12 Network

Radio: ESPN 700AM

Weather: Variable clouds with temperatures in the high 80s.