NCAAF Game Recap - Idaho State at Utah
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Utah 31, Idaho State 0

Sep 14, 2019, 4:15 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Idaho State (1-1)

0

0

0

0

0

(11) Utah (3-0)

17

7

7

0

31

Huntley, Moss Lead No. 11 Utah over Idaho State, 31-0
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:59 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 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 on Saturday.

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.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Utes scored on their first four possessions and drove to the 1-yard-line on their fifth drive while holding the Bengals to 57 yards in the first half while most starters were still in the game. Considering the FCS competition, the gaudy statistics and lopsided score may not be enough to move the Utes up or even hold steady.

THE TAKEAWAY

Idaho State: The Bengals looked overmatched from the start and didn't cross mid-field until the second half. Idaho State played both Matt Struck and Gunnar Amos but neither had much time to throw and often missed their targets.

Utah: The offense showed a few new formations and plays and completed a few downfield passes to gain a comfortable lead that allowed them to sit Moss midway through the second quarter. Other than 11 penalties and a fourth-quarter lost fumble, the Utes achieved their goal of playing clean and getting a host of second- and third-team players some experience. The defense bolstered its suffocating reputation.

UP NEXT

Idaho visits Northern Iowa next Saturday.

The Utes open Pac-12 play at No. 24 Southern Cal on Friday.

Passing

IdSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
G. Amos 17 7 41.2 0 52 17 1 24.6
M. Struck 6 3 50.0 0 28 17 0 63.2
Utah Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Shelley 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
T. Huntley 19 15 78.9 3 282 82 0 158.3

Rushing

IdSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Flanagan 13 46 3.5 10 0
M. Dean 1 4 4.0 4 0
Utah Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
Z. Moss 10 106 10.6 39 1
J. Wilmore 7 38 5.4 23 0

Receiving

IdSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Campbell 4 33 8.3 17 0
M. Dean 4 28 7.0 17 0
Utah Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Thompson 2 105 52.5 82 2
B. Kuithe 3 80 26.7 60 1

Fumbles

IdSt F FL
M. Dean 1 0
Utah F FL
T. Huntley 1 0

Returning

IdSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Dean 0 - 0 0 1 2.0 0 0
Utah KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Covey 0 - 0 0 5 4.4 0 10
S. Lund 1 6.0 0 6 0 - 0 0

Punting

IdSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Ryan 9 363 40.3 46
Utah Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Lennon 3 96 32.0 40

Takeaways

Utah Int Yds InTD
J. Broughton 1 7 0

Team Stats Comparison

IdSt Utah
Points For 0 31
Total Yards 116 543
Rushing Yards 36 223
Passing Yards 80 320
Passing Completions / Attempts 10/23 21/26
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 2/1
First Downs 9 22
Penalties - Yards 1/5 11/105
Time Of Possession 50:50 10:10
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/12 7/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 9/40 3/32

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter IdSt Utah
Utah 2:43 FG Jadon Redding 35 yd FG 0 3
Utah 9:03 TD Zack Moss 1 yd run (Jadon Redding kick) 0 10
Utah 13:34 TD Bryan Thompson 82 yd pass from Tyler Huntley (Jadon Redding kick) 0 17
2nd Quarter IdSt Utah
Utah 2:07 TD Brant Kuithe 60 yd pass from Tyler Huntley (Jadon Redding kick) 0 24
3rd Quarter IdSt Utah
Utah 7:09 TD Bryan Thompson 23 yd pass from Tyler Huntley (Jadon Redding kick) 0 31
4th Quarter IdSt Utah
No scores this quarter

Game Information

Stadium: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 45,989
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