The Utah Utes have had huge success in bowl games throughout their program history, having a combined winning percentage of over .700. The Utes have played in more than 15 bowl games, which peaked in the 2000s as they played in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and the 2009 Sugar Bowl. Also noteworthy, the Utes went on a 9-game bowl win streak from 1999-2009. With the success Utah has had over the last decade, the expectations from the fan base have risen to the point that missing out on playing in a bowl game is considered a disappointing season.
Utah has had many memorable bowl games in their history which included the 9-game win streak, but nothing will compare to the Utes playing in two of the new years 6 bowl games. For a small football program, the opportunity to play on a big stage gave the Utes legitimacy in college football. Utah would have been content with just the opportunity to compete against the bigger colleges, but the Utes found a way to win both the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and the 2009 Sugar Bowl, which only added to their reputation among college football.
Utah fans are very loyal and love to travel to see their favorite team play. Whether it be the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana or the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona in front of 73,000, Utah fans will be in attendance. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Utah Utes Bowl Game tickets.
Utah Utes Recent Bowl Game History
On December 31, 2011, Utah squared off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the Sun Bowl as Utah was trying to finish the season with eight victories. The Utes came from behind to win the game 30-27. The win gave Utah 7 wins on the season and another bowl victory to add to the programs record books.