Five True Facts about Utah Football
1 Utah has competed in football as an independent (1892, 1894-1909)
2 The Utes played in the 1964 Liberty Bowl in Atlantic City, the first major college bowl game held indoors.
3 Former Ute coach Wayne Howard (1977-1981) resigned for several reasons but particularly because of his dislike for the BYU-Utah rivalry.
4 Four members of the Utah coaching staff (Kyle Whittingham, Fred Whittingham Jr., Guy Holiday and Justin Ena) either played or coached previously at BYU.
5 Famous Utah alumni include current LDS Church president Russell M. Nelson, author Orson Scott Card and hotel tycoon J. Willard Marriott.