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Utah 31, Idaho State 0

SALT LAKE CITY - Tyler Huntley threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns and Zach Moss ran for 106 yards and another score in No. 11 Utah's 31-0 victory over Idaho State.

In the first quarter, Moss passed Tony Lindsay for second place on Utah's career rushing yards list.

"It's a good accomplishment, but there's so much more to come," Moss said. "We got off to a fast start and the plan was to just get me in and get me out."

His 1-yard scoring plunge later in the quarter moved him into the No. 2 spot by himself in career rushing touchdowns at 27. On just 10 carries, Moss also recorded his 13th 100-yard rushing performance with 10:05 still left in the second quarter.

"Finally, the coaches had been preaching it all week. They were dying and begging to have us get a good start, so it felt good. Hopefully, we can carry that forward," Moss said.

Huntley completed 15 of 19 passes before leaving in the third quarter as Utah moved to 3-0 for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

Through the first two games, Utah didn't throw many long passes, but Huntley aired it out on his third pass - an 82-yard TD strike to Bryan Thompson that traveled 55 yards in the air.

On Utah's next possession, Huntley connected on a 60-yard pass to Brant Kuithe for another score.

Thompson, who has battled injuries in his career, had 105 yards receiving and two touchdowns as the Utes went deep a few times.

"I think it means a lot to Tyler and Zack, too. Teams can't just focus on the run if we can stretch the field," Thompson said.

The lone first-half highlight for the Bengals (1-1) was stopping the Utes on fourth down at the 1 when Huntley mishandled the snap on a sneak attempt.

Utah was the only team in the FBS that had yet to commit a turnover or allow a sack this season until Britain Covey lost a fumble with 9:46 to play.

Idaho State only managed 116 yards in the game and the Utah defense was proud of the shutout.

"That's what you shoot for every game - zero points. If you don't score, you don't win," said linebacker Devin Lloyd, who had nine tackles including 3.5 for a loss.

The Utes have won all eight games they've played against the Bengals and the closest game was 24-0 in 1944.

Associated Press


September 14, 2019

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