December 3, 2022

By Ramya

Who will play in the 2022 Pac-12 Championship Game? 

No. 11 Utah will try to defend its conference title when it rematches No. 4 USC in the 2022 Pac-12 Football Championship Game on Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. PT at Allegiant Stadium. If the second contest between these teams is anything like the first, Pac-12 fans are in for a treat in Las Vegas.

Why is the Pac-12 Championship Game in Las Vegas? 

It made sense that the Pac-12 would stage its conference championship football game in Las Vegas because the stadium is an effective neutral site venue. And oh yes, there's a nice connection that Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff is a former MGM Resorts Intl executive.

When was the last time Utah Utes won a national championship? 

The Utah men's skiing team won a national championship in 1981; the women, 1978. The teams won the combined national championship in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022.

Who is Utah's biggest rival? 

The Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars and the University of Utah (Utah) Utes have a longstanding intercollegiate rivalry. The annual college football game is frequently referred to as the Holy War.

Are the Utah Utes named after an Indian tribe? 

The state of Utah derives its name from the Ute Indians. The home of the Ute Indian Tribe is the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, located in Northeastern Utah (Fort Duchesne), approximately 150 miles east of Salt Lake City.

How many times has Utah been in the Pac 12? 

In 12 seasons as members of the Pac-12—all under 18th-year head coach Kyle Whittingham —Utah has reached the championship game four times, including three times when winning the South Division outright (2018, '19, and '21), and in 2022 in the first year without divisions.

How much did Alabama pay Utah State? 

The Crimson Tide are paying the Aggies $1.9 million (that number was confirmed to through a state records request) to play them in Tuscaloosa. For Utah State, that's an extremely lucrative dollar figure