NCAA Game Summary - Colorado State at Utah|
(Saturday, October 23rd)
Final Score: (9) Utah 59, Colorado State 6
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Jordan Wynn threw three touchdown
passes, as the ninth-ranked Utah Utes kept their home winning streak going
with a 59-6 victory over the Colorado State Rams in Mountain West Conference
action from Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Wynn completed 23-of-29 passes for 321 yards for the Utes (7-0, 4-0 MWC), who
have won 21 straight games in their own stadium dating back to September of
2007. Terrance Cain came on in relief and connected on 9-of-11 passes for 106
yards and a touchdown.
Eddie Wide carried the ball nine times for 71 yards and a score and also
caught a touchdown pass. Matt Asiata rushed for 39 yards and two TDs on seven
carries, while Sausan Shakerin carried the ball four times for 80 yards and a
DeVonte Christopher caught five passes for 111 yards and a touchdown while
Shaky Smithson hauled in five passes for 72 yards and a score for Utah, which
has won eight in a row dating back to last season.
Utah had 648 yards of total offense, compared to 213 for CSU.
"It was a very productive night. We were able to score a lot of points and
were able to limit our penalties and turnovers," Utah head coach Kyle
Whittingham said. "It was a successful night because we were able to get out
without any major injuries, except for the usual bumps and bruises. There was
a lot of good stuff that came from tonight, but we know we have a tough test
next Saturday in Air Force. That may be our toughest game to date."
True freshman Pete Thomas completed 19-of-28 passes for 185 yards and an
interception for the Rams (2-6, 1-3), who have been held to 10 points
or fewer five times already in 2010.
Utah needed just nine plays to find the end zone. A defensive pass
interference penalty put the ball at the two-yard line. An incomplete pass and
two runs by Wide set up a 4th-and-goal from the one. The Utes gave the
ball to Asiata, who rumbled into the end zone. The touchdown was upheld
A mistake by Utah led to Colorado State's first points of the game. The Rams
punted the ball away early in the second quarter, but Smithson fumbled
the football due to the rainy conditions. Colorado State recovered at the 16-
yard line. The visitors had to settle for a Ben DeLine 27-yard field goal.
The Utes responded with a six-play, 63-yard drive. Facing heavy pressure, Wynn
dumped the ball off to Wide in the left flat. Wide followed his blockers down
the left sideline for a 30-yard score and 14-3 Utah lead with 10:11 to go.
Utah used some trickery on the ensuing kickoff to keep the momentum in its
favor. Joe Phillips put down a perfect on-side kick, which the home team
recovered at the 41. The Utes got a 36-yard field goal from Phillips to make
it a 17-3 game with 8:03 remaining.
DeLine's 26-yarder cut the gap to 17-6. However, Wynn and Christopher hooked
up on a 71-yard score on the third play of the ensuing Utah possession to make
it 24-6 with 3:37 left.
The Utes put the game away in the third quarter. After Smithson caught an 18-
yard TD pass, Thomas was sacked and fumbled. Asiata's one-yard touchdown run
gave Utah a 38-6 lead with 8:09 left.
Wide capped the big third period with a 36-yard rushing TD for a 45-6
Griff McNabb and Shakerin scored in the fourth to account for the final
"There were some flashes in the first half. I liked the way we played early,
but we had some penalties and that never allowed us to sustain drives," CSU
head coach Steve Fairchild said. "When you get in the red zone you've got to
score (touchdowns), and we didn't do that."
Utah holds a 55-22-2 advantage in the long-running series. The last time CSU
beat Utah was one of the best games in series history, a 21-17 triumph in 2005
at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium, completed by a goal-line stand in the
final minutes. CSU last won at Rice-Eccles Stadium on October 19, 2002...Chris
Nwoke carried the ball 15 times for 48 yards for the Rams. He also caught
eight passes for 49 yards.
10/24 00:49:15 ET