Utah football uses weather to launch game nine uniform

Utah Utes wide receiver Jaylen Dixon (25) heads the ball into the end zone, but the game is called up for a penalty, during the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, November 23, 2019 (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY- Utah football had apparently already turned its Game 9 uniform promo when Model of the Week wide receiver Jaylen Dixon had a different idea. On a snowy Wednesday, Dixon encouraged the Utes creative team to go out and shoot the uniform rather than the indoor ones they had already shot. Utah followed Dixon’s idea.

Another classic Utah football uniform

Utah will go with another of his most iconic looks: a red helmet with a white mask, a red jersey and white pants. The combo really showed off in crisp, clean Utah snow—among the first of the season in Salt Lake City.

According to the Twitter account @ute_armourUtah football carried the combo 11 times in total in the Under Armor era and went 9-2 in the combination.

Fans may be able to enjoy Utah’s Week 9 uniform combination the way it was shot for social media – in snowy weather. Saturday’s game currently has a forecast of 53 degrees with around a 20% chance of precipitation at kick-off, with an increase of around 50% by the time the contest is expected to end.

Utah will face the Arizona Wildcats at home at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday with kickoff at 5:30 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.

The Utes will look to continue their quest for a repeat Pac-12 championship to win the rest of the season with earlier losses to Florida and UCLA. Utah will be home for the next two weeks, hosting the Stanford Cardinal the following weekend for Senior Night.

Utah will then be back on the road to face the No. 8-ranked Oregon Ducks in Eugene at Autzen Stadium on Nov. 19. On the same day, USC will visit cross-town rival UCLA in Pasadena. Many have scored this weekend for the Pac-12 to determine who will make the trip to Las Vegas to compete for the 2022 conference title.

Michelle Bodkin is Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) on the KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports

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