Utah 2024 Football Schedule: Are the Utes an Instant Contender in a New-Look Big 12 Conference?

    Find every opponent and location for the official Utah 2024 football schedule as the Utes enter the Big 12 Conference as an immediate contender.

    The Utah Utes head to a new conference this fall, having established themselves as a perennial contender in the Pac-12 before its capitulation. Will the Utah 2024 football schedule make the program an immediate contender in the new-look Big 12?

    Utah 2024 Football Schedule

    • vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds
      Thursday, August 29, time TBA
    • vs. Baylor Bears
      Saturday, September 7, time TBA
    • at Utah State Aggies
      Saturday, September 14, time TBA
    • at Oklahoma State Cowboys
      Saturday, September 21, time TBA
    • vs. Arizona Wildcats
      Saturday, September 28, time TBA
    • at Arizona State Sun Devils
      Friday, October 11, time TBA
    • vs. TCU Horned Frogs
      Saturday, October 19, time TBA
    • at Houston Cougars
      Saturday, October 26, time TBA
    • vs. BYU Cougars
      Saturday, November 9, time TBA
    • at Colorado Buffaloes
      Saturday, November 16, time TBA
    • vs. Iowa State Cyclones
      Saturday, November 23, time TBA
    • at UCF Knights
      Friday, November 29, time TBA

    According to the CFN Strength of Schedule, the Utah 2024 football schedule is the 10th most difficult in the Big 12. Furthermore, it ranks 42nd out of the 134 FBS teams competing in the upcoming season. Of the 12 teams on the slate, the Utes have a winning record against seven of them, with two first-time encounters. Expect them to be fighting at the very top this fall.

    The Utes start the 2024 campaign with a Thursday night clash against the Southern Utah Thundercats. They boast a 2-0 record against their FCS opponent. The out-of-conference slate of the Utah 2024 football schedule includes a rekindling of the “Band of Brothers” rivalry for the first time since 2015, plus a quirk of facing Big 12 Baylor as a non-conference opponent.

    Utah is 82-29-4 against its first three opponents and could enter Big 12 play with a 3-0 record. Although the Utah 2024 football schedule features five in-conference road games, only the trip to Stillwater to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the season finale at the UCF Knights (inaugural matchup) should provide the Utes with a substantial challenge.

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    The Utes face all three of the other teams that transitioned to the Big 12 from the Pac-12 for this season, with an Arizona Wildcats team expected to challenge atop the conference as the toughest test in the Utah 2024 football schedule. It’s a bonus to get Brent Brennan’s team at home while avoiding the Kansas State Wildcats gives the Utes one less obstacle to overcome this fall.

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