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Game 11

BYU 37, Utah 17

Salt Lake City - Nov. 23
Rice Stadium - Att. 35,378

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's offense opened the door for No. 8 ranked Brigham Young early and the Cougars literally ran through it in a 37-17 win before an overflow crowd of 35,378 in Rice Stadium. The Utes managed just four first-quarter yards and turned the ball over on their own 29-yard line just minutes into the game.

The Cougars, who departed from their normal passing game and rushed for a whopping 376 yards and four touchdowns, did even more damage defensively. Ute quarterback Mike Fouts completed just 14 of 34 pass attempts for 179 yards, including minus two yards in the horrendous first quarter.

Despite their offensive woes, the Utes trailed by just 13 going into the second quarter, thanks to a determined defense that allowed just one touchdown and two field goals.

Star running back Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, who missed the previous three games following knee surgery, rushed for 87 yards and Utah's first TD of the game. Utah made a run in the fourth quarter, when Kevin Dyson caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Fouts to narrow the gap to 30-17. The final Y. score came with 3:24 remaining, ending Utah's comeback attempt.

Brigham Young   13  7   10  7 - 37
Utah             0  3    8  6 - 17

Scoring Summary
BY--Pochman 22 field goal, 11:21, 1st
BY--McKenzie 12 run (Pochman run), 8:41, 1st
BY--Pochman 22 field goal, 1:34, 1st
BY--Jenkins 4 run (Pochman kick), 7:27, 2nd
UU--Pulsipher 38 field goal, 3:43, 2nd
BY--Jenkins 16 run (Pochman kick), 11:46, 3rd
UU--Fuamatu-Ma'afala 1 run (pass to Henry), 6:37, 3rd
BY--Pochman 41 field goal, 1:51, 3rd
UU--Dyson 19 pass from Fouts (pass failed), 13:23, 4th
BY--Jenkins 2 run (Pochman kick), 3:24, 4th

Team Statistics            UU       BY
First Downs                16       28
Net Rushing             27-82   63-376
Passing               31-14-1   12-7-0
Passing Yards              82      366
Total Offense             261      436
Fumbles                   1-0      0-0
Penalties                5-32     7-59
Interceptions             0-0      1-9
Punting                4-37.0   2-36.0
Punt Returns              0-0      1-3
Kickoff Returns          1-24     2-48
Time of Possession      22:06    37:54
Third Down Conversions   4-12     5-12
Fourth Down Conversions   1-2      1-1
Sacks By                  0-0     3-28

Individual Leaders
Rushing (Att-Yds-TD)--Utah: Fuamatu-Ma'afala 18-87-1, Johnson 5-26-9, Fouts 4-(-31) 0. Brigham Young: McKenzie 23-176-1, Jenkins 29-156-3.

Passing (Att-Comp-Int-Yds-TD)--Utah: Fouts 31-14-1-179-1. Brigham Young: Sarkisian 12-7-0-70-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD)--Utah: Dyson 7-78-1, Henry 3-40-0, Keehan 2-56-0. Brigham Young: McGuire 2-24-0, Lewis 2-22-0.

Kickoff Returns--Utah: Dyson 1-24. Brigham Young: Jenkins 1-34, Dye 1-14.

Punt Returns--Utah: none. Brigham Young: Dye 1-3.

Utah Defensive Leaders--Tackles: Lusk 13, Love 11, Dart 8, Godfrey 8. Sacks: none. Interceptions: none.

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