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  11/17/19 - Zack MossSr/2020, Utah, 5-09, 222 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  Zack Moss ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns and added 65 receiving yards to help No. 8 Utah rout UCLA 49-3 on Saturday night. Moss moved into second-place for career all-purpose yardage at Utah. Tyler Huntley threw for a season-high 335 yards and two touchdowns on 14-of-18 passing. Brant Kuithe had a career-high 132 yards and a touchdown on five catches. The Utes (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12, No. 7 CFP) beat the Bruins for the fourth straight season. Utah totaled 536 yards on offense.

UCLA (4-6, 4-3 Pac-12) saw a three-game winning streak snapped after committing five turnovers and averaging just 3.7 yards per play. Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for 219 yards, but he had a pair of interceptions and a pair of fumbles. Thompson-Robinson was also sacked five times. Utah overwhelmed UCLA in every possible way starting in the second quarter. The Utes totaled 189 yards on 15 plays in that quarter alone and forced a pair of Bruin turnovers. UCLA drove deep into Utah territory on multiple drives only to see each drive end in a turnover or a flurry of sacks. The Bruins took their only lead at 3-0 after JJ Molson capped their opening drive with a 43-yard field goal. Utah took the lead for good after Huntley capped off the Utes' first drive with a 2-yard run. - Utah/AP College Football


(DS#2 RB) Sr/2020 RB Zack MossUtah
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  11/04/19 - Tyler HuntleySr/2020, Utah, 6-1, 205 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  NOV 4 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tyler Huntley, Sr., QB, Utah (Dania, Fla.),...Completed 19-of-24 for 284 yards and 1 TD for his 18th career 200-yard passing game in leading Utah to a 33-28 win at Washington...After a first half completing 8-of-12 for 100 yards and a touchdown, Huntley completed 11-of-12 passes for 184 yards and rushed for a one-yard touchdown that officially gave the Utes the lead with 11:23 remaining in the game...Huntley ranks fifth in the FBS in completion percentage (.738), fifth in the FBS in passing efficiency (182.5).

On the scoring drive that gave Utah the 26-21 lead, Huntley completed a 41-yard pass on a third-and-12 situation that landed the Utes on the Washington 24 with Huntley finishing the drive with his one-yard rushing touchdown...In the scoring drive that sealed Utah's 33-28 win, Huntley converted two third downs, a 14-yard pass on a third-and-eight and a 28-yard pass on a third-and-six with Zack Moss finishing the drive with a two-yard rushing score. Also nominated: Justin Herbert, QB, ORE; Jake Luton, QB, ORE; Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA. - Pac-12 Football


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  11/04/19 - John PenisiniSr/2020, Utah, 6-1, 333 (DS#18 DT) + More +

  NOV 4 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: John Penisini, Sr., DT, Utah (West Jordan, Utah),...Penisini tied his career-high in tackles with seven that included a sack and a forced fumble as the Utes defeated Washington, 33-28...For the eighth time this season, Penisini was integral in holding their opponent for under 100 yards rushing (53). The Utes rank first in the Pac-12 and first in the FBS in rushing defense (56.0)...His forced fumble came late in the first quarter on a third-and-four, knocking the ball out on the Washington 15 with the Utes recovering the ball. Also nominated: Drayton Carlberg, DT, ORE; Osa Odighizuwa, DL, UCLA. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#18 DT) Sr/2020 DT John PenisiniUtah
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  11/03/19 - Tyler HuntleySr/2020, Utah, 6-1, 205 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  With all the other big-name quarterbacks in the Pac-12, it's been easy -- albeit unfair -- for Utah's Tyler Huntley to be overlooked. That should end after his latest performance. Huntley continued to make his case as the offensive player of the year in the Pac-12, leading the Utes from behind in their 33-28 win over Washington on Saturday. The victory helped Utah jump one spot in The AP Top 25 to No. 8, its highest ranking since reaching No. 3 in the middle of the 2015 season. And considering the circumstances, it may be remembered as one of the best games in Huntley's career. "He's one of the elite quarterbacks in the country and I stand by that," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. "And when our guys are making great catches and plays for him, it all looks great. And on top of that, he's still not even 100 percent. He's a great quarterback for us."

Maybe because he missed the final five games of last season due to injury, Huntley was lumped in the second tier among Pac-12 quarterbacks before the season began. Oregon's Justin Herbert was at the top, with Washington's Jacob Eason, Stanford's K.J. Costello, USC's J.T Daniels and Arizona's Khalil Tate following in some order. Huntley wasn't an afterthought, but he wasn't the first QB on anyone's mind. And he carried a ton of pressure entering the year, with most believing Huntley needed to improve for Utah to reach its potential. It's clear he has exceeded those expectations, doing so while playing through a knee injury that has limited his mobility. Huntley posted a 192.3 passer rating against Washington, completing 19 of 24 passes for 284 yards, and his third time this season topping a rating of 190. - AP College Football


(DS#9 QB) Sr/2020 QB Tyler HuntleyUtah
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  11/03/19 - Jaylon JohnsonJr/2021, Utah, 6-0, 195 (DS#6 CB) + More +

  The past month looked, and felt, so easy for No. 9 Utah. One blowout after another. No tests for the Utes to answer. They knew traveling to Washington would be different, and they were right. The Utes were challenged; falling behind early and rallying late, and in doing so solidified their spot in the College Football Playoff conversation. Tyler Huntley threw for one touchdown and ran for another, Jaylon Johnson returned an interception 39 yards for a score, and No. 9 Utah overcame an 11-point first-half deficit to beat Washington 33-28. The Utes did their part in keeping pace in the Pac-12 South race and bolstered their CFP resume with a road win over a talented opponent in a place where it's never come easy for Utah. - AP College Football

(DS#6 CB) Jr/2021 CB Jaylon JohnsonUtah
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  11/02/19 - Tyler HuntleySr/2020, Utah, 6-1, 205 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Tyler Huntley threw for one touchdown and ran for another, Jaylon Johnson returned an interception 39 yards for a score, and No. 9 Utah overcame an 11-point first-half deficit to beat Washington 33-28 Saturday. The Utes (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) kept alive their College Football Playoff hopes thanks to a defense that forced Washington quarterback Jacob Eason into three turnovers and got just enough offense from Huntley to rally from an early 14-3 hole. "It says a lot. We've had a lot of games, the last three games or whatever it's been by putting up 40 points and our defense looking impeccable," Utah running back Zack Moss said. "When we can do this and come on the road and win a game like this and doing it the way we did, that's what championship teams do and that's what we've been missing the last couple of years."

Huntley hit Moss on a 9-yard TD late in the first half and added a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to give Utah its first lead, 26-21. Huntley's TD run capped a drive that featured a key third-and-12 conversion where Huntley was able to hit Jaylen Dixon for a 41-yard completion. Huntley finished 19 of 24 for 284 yards. He was sacked four times -- Utah had allowed just seven all season -- but all came in the first half and the Utes were able to protect Huntley much better as the game progressed. Huntley also had a pair of key third-down conversions on Utah's final scoring drive, hitting Solomon Enis for 14 yards and Samson Nacua for 28 yards. Moss capped the 84-yard drive with a 2-yard TD run with 4:52 left. Moss finished with 100 yards on 27 carries. - Utah/AP College Football


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  10/30/19 - Zack MossSr/2020, Utah, 5-09, 222 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  Earlier this season, Zach Moss surpassed Eddie Johnson (1984-88) for most rushing yards in school history. In Saturday's 35-0 shutout of California, the senior broke the Utah school record for career rushing touchdowns, passing Del Rogers (1978-81). He now has 33. It was his 15th 100-yard rushing game, passing both John White (2011-12) and Devontae Booker (2014-15) for the school record. "He's a special back and he's got the whole package," said coach Kyle Whittingham. "I mean he's got a great skill set and we're fortunate to have him, fortunate he came back for his senior year." Moss has rushed for a league-leading 10 touchdowns this season and averages 104 yards rushing a game to rank second in the league. Cal coach Justin Wilcox praised Moss, saying: "He's a physical, physical guy. He runs angry." - AP College Football

(DS#2 RB) Sr/2020 RB Zack MossUtah
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  10/29/19 - Leki FotuSr/2020, Utah, 6-5, 335 (DS#8 DT) + More +

  OCT 28 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Leki Fotu, Sr., DT, Utah (West Valley City, Utah),...Fotu was key in Utah's smothering defensive performance in the Ute' 35-0 win over California. Utah’s first shutout of a Pac-12 opponent since joining the Conference in 2011...Fotu finished the game with three tackles that included 1.5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards and a sack...The Utah defense held Cal to just four plays in Utah territory, including none after their first possession...Utah held California to 43 total plays on offense and 83 yards of total offense...Utah has held seven of its eight opponents in 2019 under 100 yards rushing, ranking first in the FBS and in the Pac-12. Also nominated: Thomas Booker, STAN; Osa Odighizuwa, UCLA; Caleb Tremblay, USC. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#8 DT) Sr/2020 DT Leki FotuUtah
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  10/27/19 - Zack MossSr/2020, Utah, 5-09, 222 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  No one knew for sure if an ailing Tyler Huntley was going to play for No. 12 Utah until pregame warmups. Seeing the quarterback's determination inspired Zack Moss and the rest of the Utes to a record-setting performance Saturday night in their 35-0 rout of California. Huntley, who has a lower left leg injury, limped around the field but never wavered in his promise to play earlier in the week. "He was pretty dicey all week long. You could see he wasn't 100 percent," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said, noting the coaching staff game-planned with Huntley's lack of mobility in mind.

Taking a cue from his teammate's grit, Moss ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns while breaking two more school rushing records. "It makes you want to go harder," Moss said. "I mean, the guy's a warrior. . He worked so hard to get ready to play in this game." After becoming Utah's career leader in yards rushing last week, Moss increased his total to 33 touchdowns on the ground and surpassed Del Rodgers, who set the previous mark of 31 from 1978-81. Moss also reached 100 yards rushing for the 15th time, breaking the school record he had shared with Devontae Booker and John White IV. "It all feels really good, especially when it comes with winning," said Moss, who also finished with 89 yards on three receptions. California's defense had held 14 consecutive opponents under 25 points, the longest active streak in the country. - Utah/AP College Football


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  10/25/19 - Zack MossSr/2020, Utah, 5-09, 222 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  Zack Moss claimed the Utah career rushing record in the win over Arizona State. He is just getting started rewriting the record books. The senior, who now has 613 yards on 93 carries this season, needs one rushing touchdown and one more 100-yard game to become the school's all-time leader in both categories. Moss leads the Pac-12 with 102.2 rushing yards per game. California isn't backing down from the challenge of trying to stop him. "The front seven love going up against a running team, so we can hopefully impose our dominance on them and stop the run game," linebacker Cam Goode said. - AP College Football

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  10/22/19 - Bradlee AnaeSr/2020, Utah, 6-3, 265 (DS#8 DE) + More +

  OCT 21/WEEK 8 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER & DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Bradlee Anae, Sr., DE, Utah (Laie, Hawaii),...Anae finished the 21-3 win over Arizona State with all three of Utah's sacks for a loss of 17 yards, also recording a pass breakup...With his three sacks against the Sun Devils, Anae now ranks seventh all-time in Utah history in career sacks (24.0). He ranks 14th in the FBS and second in the Pac-12 this season in total sacks (7.0)...Ranks third among active players in the FBS in career sacks (24.0), leading all active players in the Pac-12 as well...Utah held Arizona State to just 136 yards of total offense (25 passing yards, 111 rush). The Utes rank second in the FBS and first in the Pac-12 in rushing defense (61.1 ypg). Also nominated: Evan Weaver, LB, CAL; Davion Taylor, OLB, COLO; Hamilcar Rashed Jr., OLB, OSU; Krys Barnes, LB, UCLA; Kana’I Mauga, LB, USC. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#8 DE) Sr/2020 DE Bradlee AnaeUtah
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  10/19/19 - Zack MossSr/2020, Utah, 5-09, 222 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  With its star running back and quarterback knocked out of the game in the first half, No. 13 Utah's hopes for a special season seemed as dim as the dark clouds around Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday night. The rain kept falling but the mood changed considerably, with Zack Moss returning to score two touchdowns and break the school rushing record and Tyler Huntley playing long enough to steady the Utes in a 21-3 victory over No. 17 Arizona State. That said, it was the defense that stole the show on this rainy night. "Our defense was lights out," said Kyle Whittingham, a defense-first coach who admitted to exulting in the low-scoring affair. "I can't remember a better defensive effort, certainly not as of late."

The Utes (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) ended Arizona State's modern-era record streak of 125 games with more than 10 points. The last time the Sun Devils were held under double-digits was a 28-0 loss to Southern California in 2008. Moss was held in check most of the game as Arizona State (5-2, 2-2) keyed on the senior back. But Moss broke through the line and outraced the defense for a 32-yard touchdown run that broke the rushing mark with 5:24 left. "It was an honor for us as a defense to get the ball back for Zack and then be able to witness history," Utah defensive tackle Leki Fotu said. Moss ran for 99 yards on 25 carries to push his total to 3,264. Eddie Johnson set the previous record, running for 3,219 yards from 1984-88. - Utah/AP College Football


(DS#2 RB) Sr/2020 RB Zack MossUtah
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  10/13/19 - Zack MossSr/2020, Utah, 5-09, 222 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  Zack Moss rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, including a 91-yard scoring run in the opening quarter, and No. 15 Utah routed Oregon State 52-7 on Saturday. Moss, who was returning from a shoulder injury, sat out the second half. He is now just 55 yards away from passing Eddie Johnson (1984-88) as the Utes' leading career rusher. Tyler Huntley threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns for the Utes (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12), who were coming off a bye after downing Washington State to rebound from their lone loss the week before to USC. Moss missed the game against the Cougars with the injury.

The Beavers (2-4, 1-2) were coming off a 48-31 victory over UCLA at the Rose Bowl last weekend, just their second win this year and first victory over a Pac-12 opponent since last season. Quarterback Jake Luton, chosen Pac-12 Player of the Week after accounting for six touchdowns (five pass, one run) against the Bruins, threw for 131 yards but was intercepted for the first time this season. Receiver Isaiah Hodgins, who went into the game ranked second in the nation with an average of 126.4 receiving yards per game, was held to eight catches for 77 yards by the stout Utah defense. The Utes, ranked 14th in the nation among FBS teams for total defense going into the game, also held Oregon State to just 48 rushing yards. It was the Beavers' worst home loss since 1991, when they fell to Washington 58-6. - Utah/AP College Football


(DS#2 RB) Sr/2020 RB Zack MossUtah
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  09/30/19 - Tyler HuntleySr/2020, Utah, 6-1, 205 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  SEPT 30/WEEK 5 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tyler Huntley, Sr., QB, Utah (Dania, Fla.),...Tyler Huntley was unstoppable in Utah's 38-13 win over Washington State on Saturday night, finishing the game 21-of-30 passing (2 TD, 0 INT) for 334 passing yards...He added 31 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns...Huntley has 116 straight pass attempts without an interception...Huntley ranks seventh in the FBS and second in the Pac-12 in completion percentage (.746). He also ranks ninth in the FBS and first in the Pac-12 in yards per pass attempt (10.1) and is 12th in the country and second in the league in pass efficiency (179.3).

Whether it was rushing or passing, Huntley accounted for 16 of Utah's 29 first downs against the Cougars (55%)...Huntley now has an 82-yard, 60-yard and 52-yard touchdown passes this year with his 52-yard pass to Samson Nacua against Washington State...Huntley moved into seventh all-time in Utah history with his fifth career 300-yard passing game. He has moved into ninth all-time in career passing touchdowns (34), sixth in career passing yards (5,405) and fifth in career wins (16). Also nominated: Eno Benjamin, ASU; Isiah Hodgins, OSU; Salvon Ahmed, WASH; Davis Mills, STAN; Grant Gunnell, ARIZ. - Pac-12 Football


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  09/30/19 - Francis BernardrSr/2020, Utah, 6-0, 235 (DS#20 ILB) + More +

  SEPT 30/WEEK 5 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Francis Bernard, Sr., LB, Utah (Herriman, Utah),...Senior Francis Bernard was a brick wall in Utah's 38-13 win against Washington State, finishing with a game-high 12 tackles and an interception...Washington State entered the game leading the country in passing yards per game (499.5), was second in total offense (605.2) and fifth in scoring (52.8) with the Utes holding the Cougars to 252 passing yards, 313 total yards on offense and just 13 points. It was also the fifth straight game that the Utes have held an opponent to under 100 yards rushing.

His 12 tackles were good for his second double-digit tackle game of the season and was the second time he has led the team in tackles this year. His interception return for 22 yards in the fourth quarter was his second pick of the season and sixth of his career (3 at Utah, 3 at BYU)...Was an integral part in holding Washington State to just a field goal in the second quarter when he made a huge stop for no gain on a first-and-goal...His interception came with 5:36 remaining in the game after Utah was forced to punt for the first time, leading 24-13. Bernard picked off the WSU quarterback on the first play of their drive, returning it 22 yards to the WSU 35, eventually leading to Utah's final touchdown of the game. Also nominated: Hamilcar Rashed Jr., OSU; Aashari Crosswell, ASU; Colin Schooler, ARIZ, Thomas Booker, STAN. - Pac-12 Football


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