|1979 record 6–6 (5–2 WAC)|
Defensive coordinator Tom Gadd
|Offensive coordinator Ron McBride|
Home stadium Rice Stadium
|Conference Western Athletic Conference|
Head coach Wayne Howard (3rd year)
The 1979 Utah Utes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Utah during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. Head coach Wayne Howard led the team to a 5–2 mark in the WAC and 6–6 overall.
One player went in the 1980 NFL Draft.