Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham joins his team as they acknowledge their fans after the game as Utah falls 10-3 to Washington in the Pac-12 Championship game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s 2019 football schedule has been finalized as far as dates are concerned. The Utes open the season Thursday, Aug. 29, at BYU. They’ll complete their non-conference slate the following two weeks at Rice-Eccles Stadium against Northern Illinois (Sept. 7) and Idaho State (Sept. 14).

Utah opens Pac-12 play at USC on Friday, Sept. 20. This year’s conference schedule features a two-year rotation switch. California and Oregon State replace Oregon and Stanford.

The Utes have five home games and two byes over the final 10 weeks of the season.

After the trip to USC, Utah returns home to face Washington State on Sept. 28. October begins with a bye week and then a game at Oregon State (Oct. 12). Home dates with Arizona State (Oct. 19) and California (Oct. 26) follow.

On Nov. 2, the Utes head to Washington for a rematch of the 2018 Pac-12 championship game. Another bye comes before a season-ending stretch where a Nov. 23 game at Arizona is surrounded by home games against UCLA (Nov. 16) and Colorado (Nov. 30).

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The 2019 Pac-12 title game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, is set for Dec. 6.

2019 Utah football schedule

Kickoff times and broadcast information TBD

  • Aug. 29 (Thursday) — at BYU
  • Sept. 7 — NORTHERN ILLINOIS
  • Sept. 14 — IDAHO STATE
  • Sept. 20 (Friday) — at USC
  • Sept. 28 — WASHINGTON STATE
  • Oct. 5 — Bye
  • Oct. 12 — at Oregon State
  • Oct. 19 — ARIZONA STATE
  • Oct. 26 — CALIFORNIA
  • Nov. 2 — at Washington
  • Nov. 9 — Bye
  • Nov. 16 — UCLA
  • Nov. 23 — at Arizona
  • Nov. 30 — COLORADO