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Game 2

Utah 17, Stanford 10

Stanford, Calif. - Sept. 7, 1996
Stanford Stadium - Att. 34,587

STANFORD, Calif. - Junior running back Juan Johnson slashed to a season-high 114 yards and sophomore running back Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala added 64 yards and a touchdown to lead Utah to its first victory of the season. Utah's 17-10 win over Stanford also featured three quarters of shutout ball pitched by the U. defense.

Utah scored on its very first drive, when quarterback Mike Fouts directed an 80-yard, 11-play drive that ended with Fuamatu-Ma'afala's first score of the year. The powerhouse runner dragged several Stanford players into the end zone on his 3-yard run. Utah struck again in the second quarter, when Fouts hit junior college transfer C.J. Johnson with a 28-yard scoring strike. The Utes threatened several other times, but their only other points came on a 23-yard field goal by Daniel Pulsipher late in the third quarter.

Until the final six minutes, Utah had this game firmly in control. The Utes held the ball for nearly 40 minutes and accumulated 406 total yards to Stanford's 325. Utah held the Cardinal to three conversions in 10 third-down attempts. Jeff Kaufusi had two sacks for 10 yards, Robert Love chipped in nine tackles and Jason Hooks picked off an interception to lead the defense.

Utah        7   7   3    0 - 17
Stanford    0   0   0   10 - 10

Scoring Summary
UU--Fuamatu-Ma'afala 3 run (Pulsipher kick), 8:41, 1st
UU--Fouts 28 pass to C.J. Johnson (Pulsipher kick), 5:02, 2nd
UU--Pulsipher 23 field goal, 2:18, 3rd
SU--Hutchinson 9 pass to Walters (Miller kick), 2:37, 4th
SU--Miller 22 field goal, 2:18, 4th

Team Statistics            UU      SU
First Downs                21      17
Net Rushing            48-184   21-60
Passing               32-18-0 40-23-1
Passing Yards             222     265
Total Offense          80-406  61-325
Fumbles                   0-0     0-0
Penalties                9-54    7-64
Interceptions             1-7     0-0
Punting                5-39.4  6-45.8
Punt Returns             2-14    2-18
Kickoff Returns          1-27    2-60
Time of Possession      39:38   20:22
Third Down Conversions  10-17    3-10
Fourth Down Conversions   1-1     0-1
Sacks By                 3-20     0-0

Individual Leaders
Rushing (Att-Yds-TD)--Utah: J. Johnson 24-114-0, Fuamatu-Ma'afala 21-64-1. Stanford: Mitchell 12-32-0, Bookman 7-37-0.

Passing (Att-Comp-I-Yds-TD)--Utah: Fouts 32-18-0-222-1. Stanford: Hutchinson 40-23-1-265-1.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD)--Utah: Dyson 6-75-0, Henry 8-68-0, C.J. Johnson 2-59-1. Stanford: Manning 6-92-0, Dunn 4-56-0, Walters 3-29-1.

Kickoff Returns--Utah: Dyson 1-27. Stanford: Dunn 2-60.

Punt Returns--Utah: Lusk 2-14. Stanford: Bookman 2-18.

Defensive Leaders--Utah: Tackles: Love 9, Dart 8, Lusk 8. Sacks: Kaufusi 2-10, Kauhaahaa 1-10. Interceptions: Hooks 1-7.

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