Another weekend, another blowout!
Yes, welcome to Utah football!
Led behind star running back Zack Moss and dual-threat quarterback Tyler Huntley, the seventh-ranked Utes dominated from start to finish with a 35-7 road victory over Arizona Saturday night.
Moss ran for a season-high 203 yards and averaged 7.8 yards per carry. His performance helped him reach another milestone as the 5-foot-10, 222-pounder eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the third time in his career, which set a program record. It seems every week that Moss is breaking a record and the senior combined for 235 total yards Saturday night.
Huntley had another efficient outing as the senior completed 19 of 23 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown.
Using the same play each time, tight end Brant Kuithe ran for two touchdowns on two carries on the jet sweep play.
To nobody’s surprise, Utah’s defense was dominant, making one of the Pac-12’s top rushing teams look average at best. The Utes forced a number of three-and-outs which helped Utah dominate the time of possession (39:32 vs. 20:28).
Utah’s defense also held an opponent to seven points or less for the fifth time in six games. The Wildcats managed just 196 yards of total offense, with some coming on chunk plays in the fourth quarter when mostly backups were playing.
With Oregon’s loss to Arizona State, Utah is now the last team standing in the Pac-12’s quest for a spot in the College Football Playoff. If Utah defeats Colorado next week, the Utes will play Oregon in the Pac-12 championship. The Utes are looking to get back after falling short last year in the title game against Washington.