|1986 record 2–9 (1–7 WAC)|
Home stadium Rice Stadium
|Head coach Jim Fassel (2nd year)|
|Conference Western Athletic Conference|
The 1986 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Jim Fassel, the Utes compiled a 2–9 record (1–7 against WAC opponents), finished in last place in the WAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 444 to 278. The team played its home games in Rice Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The team's statistical leaders included Larry Egger with 2,761 passing yards, Eddie Johnson with 1,046 rushing yards, and Loren Richey with 775 receiving yards.
No Utah players were selected in the 1987 NFL Draft.