No. 9 Utah Makes A Statement In Win Over Washington; Zack Moss Breaks Another Record


Tyler Huntley threw for 284 yards and a touchdown and ran for another to lead No. 9 Utah to a 33-28 come-from-behind victory over Washington.

With the win, Utah improved to 8-1 on the season, its best start since 2015. The victory also kept the Utes’ College Football Playoff hopes alive thanks to a defense that forced three turnovers, including a pick-6 from Jaylon Johnson in what was the turning point in the game.

Utah got off to a slow start as the offense couldn’t get much of anything done as Huntley was sacked four times in the first half. Coming into the game, the Utes had allowed just seven for the entire season.

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But Utah’s seniors wouldn’t be denied as they keep their quest of playing for and winning a Pac-12 title alive.

After going down 14-3 in the first half, Tyler Huntley, Zack Moss and Julian Blackmon stepped up with big plays to swing the momentum back over to the Utah side. Moss finished the game with 100 yards rushing and a touchdown to go with timely first downs in the second half. Blackmon had 8 tackles, including an interception as the Utes shut down the Huskies in the second half.

Utah continued its dominating performance in rush defense as the Utes allowed just 53 yards on the ground. Utah entered the week with the best run defense in the country and showed why in the nationally televised game.

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Moss, who broke two school records last week, continued his record-breaking performance as the senior running back scored on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter to give him 36 total touchdowns in his career. That score helped him pass Eddie Johnson to sit atop the record books.

Utah also snapped Washington head coach Chris Petersen’s streak of being unbeaten coming off a bye week. In his career at Boise State and Washington, Petersen’s teams had been 18-0 when coming off an open date.

Here’s how fans and players reacted after the game.

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