NCAAF Game Recap - California at Utah
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 10:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

California (4-4)

0

0

0

0

0

(12) Utah (7-1)

7

21

7

0

35

Moss sets more rushing records as No. 12 Utah routs Cal 35-0
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:42 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Zack Moss ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns, breaking two more school rushing records as No. 12 Utah routed California 35-0 on Saturday night.

After becoming Utah's career leader in yards rushing last week, Moss increased his total to 33 touchdowns on the ground and surpassed Del Rodgers, who set the previous mark of 31 from 1978-81. Moss also reached 100 yards rushing for the 15th time, breaking the school record he had shared with Devontae Booker and John White IV.

Moss also finished with 89 yards on three receptions.

California's defense had held 14 consecutive opponents under 25 points, the longest active streak in the country.

It took Utah (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) just a half to snap that streak, even with a hobbled quarterback. The Utes rolled to 351 yards and 28 points in the first half while allowing just 33 yards for the Bears (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12).

Tyler Huntley threw for 214 yards and a touchdown on 11-for-17 passing before sitting out the second half and resting his injured lower left leg.

As the Bears' defensive reputation crumbled, the Utes just added to their impressive run of suffocating performances.

Utah has allowed only 10 points in the last 14 quarters, and the lone touchdown was a last-minute score in the 52-7 win over Oregon State two weeks ago.

The Bears have lost four in a row after starting 4-0 and reaching No. 15 in The Associated Press poll.

In his first start, freshman quarterback Spencer Brasch was under constant harassment and completed seven of 19 passes for 47 yards. Regular starter Chase Garbers and backup Devon Modster were both injured.

Jason Shelley hit Brant Kuithe on a 1-yard pass and scored on a 1-yard run to give Utah a 28-0 lead at halftime.

After a first-possession punt, it took a broken play to get the Utah offense loose on its next drive - the first of five consecutive touchdowns. Huntley dropped an early shotgun snap but picked up the ball and wheeled around on his sore left leg to find Moss wide open. The running back took the pass 69 yards before Jaylinn Hawkins pushed him out of bounds at the 6-yard line. Moss took it in two plays later for his 32nd career rushing touchdown.

On Utah's second straight drive of more than 90 yards, Huntley lofted a 40-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Thompson, who had raced behind the defense and caught the ball in stride.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With several teams ahead of Utah losing Saturday, the Utes might find themselves in the top 10.

California's only other game against a Top 25 team was a 20-19 win over then-No. 12 Washington on Sept. 7.

THE TAKEAWAY

California: The Bears knew they had a slim chance to win a high-scoring affair with their third-string quarterback, but they didn't expect their defense to struggle almost as much as their anemic offense. California managed just 83 yards of total offense and only crossed midfield once - on its first possession of the game. Evan Weaver, the top tackler in the nation, had 22 stops but many were too far from the line of scrimmage.

Utah: The Utes shut out a conference opponent for the first time since they joined the Pac-12. During the five straight touchdown drives, Utah converted six third downs in a row. After allowing only 25 yards passing to Arizona State, the Utes defense held the Bears to 60 yards through the air. The blowout allowed the Utes to rest their stars, Huntley and Moss, much of the second half for next week's big game at Washington.

UP NEXT

California: After a bye week, the Bears host Washington State on Nov. 9.

Utah: Visits Washington next Saturday afternoon.

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Passing

Cal Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Brasch 19 7 36.8 0 47 9 0 45.3
R. Rowell 3 2 66.7 0 13 8 0 75.7
Utah Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Huntley 17 11 64.7 1 214 69 0 127.7
J. Shelley 5 4 80.0 1 28 10 0 129.6

Rushing

Cal Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Brown Jr. 10 24 2.4 8 0
D. Collins 1 14 14.0 14 0
Utah Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
Z. Moss 17 115 6.8 25 2
D. Brumfield 9 34 3.8 11 0

Receiving

Cal Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Duncan 2 16 8.0 9 0
B. Skinner 2 15 7.5 9 0
Utah Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
Z. Moss 3 89 29.7 69 0
B. Thompson 2 47 23.5 40 1

Fumbles

Utah F FL
T. Huntley 1 0
D. Simpkins 1 0

Returning

Utah KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Simpkins 0 - 0 0 1 8.0 0 8

Punting

Cal Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. Coutts 9 373 41.4 51
Utah Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Lennon 3 113 37.7 41

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Cal Utah
Points For 0 35
Total Yards 83 473
Rushing Yards 23 231
Passing Yards 60 242
Passing Completions / Attempts 9/22 15/22
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 2/0
First Downs 6 23
Penalties - Yards 2/15 3/25
Time Of Possession 21:21 39:39
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/11 7/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 2/2
Punts - Average Yards 9/41 3/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Cal Utah
Utah 10:10 TD Zack Moss 4 yd run (Jadon Redding kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Cal Utah
Utah 2:12 TD Bryan Thompson 40 yd pass from Tyler Huntley (Jadon Redding kick) 0 14
Utah 10:10 TD Jason Shelley 1 yd run (Jadon Redding kick) 0 21
Utah 14:40 TD Brant Kuithe 1 yd pass from Jason Shelley (Jadon Redding kick) 0 28
3rd Quarter Cal Utah
Utah 5:34 TD Zack Moss 10 yd run (Jadon Redding kick) 0 35
4th Quarter Cal Utah
No scores this quarter

Game Information

Stadium: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 46,626
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