Kicker/punter Louie Sakoda was named the MWC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Sept. 4, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY -
> Utah (0-1, 0-0 MWC) hosts Northern Arizona (0-1, 0-0 Big Sky) in its home-opener this Saturday starting at 6 p.m. in Rice-Eccles Stadium. Tickets are available by phone (801-581-UTIX), online (www.Utah Tickets.com) and at the Rice-Eccles Stadium box office.
> The Utah-NAU game will be televised on The mtn.--Utah's first-ever appearance on the nation's first Super Regional network. The mtn. can be found on channel 37 in Salt Lake City. Go to www.themtn.tv for channel locations in other markets.
> Utah has won its first home game for the past five years, beating Utah State in 2001 and 2003, Indiana in 2002, Texas A&M in 2004 and Arizona in 2005.
> Utah is 29-0 against current Big Sky members (breakdown by team later in this release).
> Utah and NAU are both coming off losses to Pac-10 schools. Utah lost 31-10 to UCLA on Sept. 2 in Pasadena while NAU fell to Arizona State 35-14 on Aug. 31 in Tempe.
> The United States Navy Parachute Team the "Leap Frogs" will provide the pre-game entertainment this Saturday. A typical Leap Frogs performance consists of 14 jumpers leaping out of an aircraft at an altitude of 12,500 feet. During free fall, jumpers reach speeds of up to 180 miles per hour.