Located in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah, Rice Eccles Stadium is home to the University of Utah Utes, the state’s most potent and respected college football team. The stadium was created in the late 1990s, a tribute to two famous donors to the University. Upon being built it remains the state’s second largest football stadium, second to BYU’s home stadium in Provo, Utah. Both BYU and Utah share a rivalry that is unmatched in college sports. Deemed the Holy War, fans of both teams gear up for the big game weeks in advance, in hopes of seeing their team prevail. While known for its Mormon faith, the University of Utah has no religious affiliation, and is now a member of the PAC-12, one of six big conferences in NCAA Division 1 sports. Moving into the PAC-12 was no easy task; for years the Utah Utes attempted to crack the list of teams vying for a national championship. Before, the Utes played in the Mountain West Conference, MWC, which despite being widely followed, offered the University little chance to play in college football’s largest and most prestigious titles.