Utah football: Can Utes handle the Autzen Stadium atmosphere?

Oregon’s band and fans attend the college football game with BYU at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Saturday the Utes will look to keep its Pac-12 title chase alive when it visits Eugene for an 8:30 p.m. MST kickoff.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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For weeks, Utah has been playing in a series of must-win games in its quest to repeat as Pac-12 champs.

The toughest test comes Saturday when the No. 10 Utes take on No. 12 Oregon at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.

“It’s a tough place to play. It’s loud. It’s always packed. The crowd is always into it. It’s a hostile environment.” — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham on playing at Autzen Stadium

Utah hasn’t played there since 2017, so its current players haven’t experienced Autzen.

But, of course, coach Kyle Whittingham has. What memories does he have about that venue?

“There’s been some good and some bad. …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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