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Utah Soccer announces 2022 schedule

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah football team is set to return to the field this fall with an exhibition contest against Idaho State on Wednesday, August 10, before opening its regular season eight days later against Portland. In his second season at the helm, Hideki Nakada will lead his team against six teams in the 2021 NCAA Tournament and will have ten games televised on the Pac-12 networks.

The Utes will play 12 games at Ute Field.

“There are so many reasons to be excited about our fall schedule,” Nakada remarked. “I’m thrilled for our fans to see us put on 12 exciting home games here in Salt Lake City. We’ve worked hard since our journey began 11 months ago, and I couldn’t be happier with the team we’ve been able to put together for this fall, and I can’t wait for our fans to come see us play.”

Nakada and the Utes will open the season with an exhibition contest on Wednesday, Aug. 10, when Idaho State comes to town for a kickoff at 7 p.m. Utah’s regular season opener is scheduled for Thursday, August 18, when they travel to Portland, Oregon to take on the University of Portland Pilots.

Utah opens its national roster on Sunday, August 21, when it hosts Colorado State. The game against Colorado State will be the first of a six-game homestand. Utah will host Denver on August 25, Illinois State on August 28, and Cal Fullerton State on September 1 at the homestand.

The homestand culminates in games against SEC foes Alabama on Sunday, September 4, and Utah State on Sunday, September 11.

Non-conference play ends with state rival BYU on Saturday, Sept. 17 in Provo.

The Pac-12 Conference gauntlet of play begins at home against the Arizona Wildcats. The Wildcats and Utes will travel to Ute Field on Friday, September 23 to open the conference season. Utah will then travel to Washington (Sept. 29) and Washington State (Oct. 2) for the first Pac-12 road matchups.

After the two-game road swing, the Utes return to Ute Field for four of the next five games. Utah will host Oregon (Oct. 6) and Oregon State (Oct. 9) before heading to the desert for a game against Arizona State on Friday, Oct. 14. After the game against the Sun Devils, Utah returns home to face USC (October 20) and UCLA (October 23).

The Utes close out the regular season with three straight road games, starting Thursday, Oct. 27 in Palo Alto, Calif., against Stanford. The Utes will follow with the short trip to Berkeley, Calif. to face California on Sunday, October 30. The final game of the regular season is scheduled for Friday, November 4 in Colorado.

For a full look at the 2022 Utah football schedule, click here.

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