Utah Vs. USC Makes Top 5 In TV Ratings For College Football Last Weekend

Oct 24, 2023, 8:53 AM

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah versus USC was unsurprisingly one of the most-watched college football games from over the weekend, sliding into the Top 5 in TV ratings.

One of the most anticipated rematches from a year ago did not disappoint, delivering some good back-and-forth, mixed with some final minute drama for college football fans. In the end the Utes got the better of the Trojans for the fourth time in a row, nailing a 38-yard field goal as the death blow.

You couldn’t write a better script with a former walk-on, pig farmer quarterback versus the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, and a safety playing both ways as a running back/receiver and another former quarterback turned running back leading the charge for an injury plagued Utah, all under the Hollywood sign.

The Top 5 Most-Watched College Football Games Over The Weekend

  1. Penn State vs. Ohio State- 5.3 rating with 9.96M viewers.
  2. Tennessee vs. Alabama- 4.2 rating with 8.01M viewers.
  3. Duke vs. FSU- 2.2 rating with 4.08M viewers.
  4. Michigan vs. Michigan State- 1.8 rating with 3.73M viewers.
  5. Utah vs. USC- 1.7 rating with 3.23M viewers.

ESPN’s College GameDay Rolls Into SLC For No. 8 Oregon Vs. No. 13 Utah

The Utes will host the Ducks at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, October 28.

College GameDay will be in Salt Lake City to preview the big Pac-12 Conference contest. It will be College GameDay’s fifth-ever trip to Salt Lake City.

Both teams will enter the meeting with 6-1 records, including 3-1 in Pac-12 Conference games.

College GameDay trips to Salt Lake City

  • November 20, 2004
    • Game: BYU vs. No. 6 Utah
      • Lee Corso’s headgear pick: Utah
  • November 6, 2010
    • Game: No. 4 TCU vs. No. 6 Utah
      • Lee Corso’s headgear pick: TCU
      • Guest Picker: Ty Burrell
      • Result: TCU 47-7
  • October 10, 2015
    • Game: No. 23 California vs. No. 5 Utah
      • Lee Corso’s headgear pick: Utah
      • Guest Picker: John Stockton
      • Result: Utah 30-24
  • October 29, 2016
    • Game: No. 4 Washington vs. No. 17 Utah
      • Lee Corso’s headgear pick: Washington
      • Guest Picker: Frank Caliendo
      • Result: Washington 31-24

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on XInstagram, and Threads: @BodkinKSLsports

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Utah Vs. USC Makes Top 5 In TV Ratings For College Football Last Weekend